Harry Potter author JK Rowling recently said that she doesn’t understand how Bitcoin works on Twitter and found her feed awash with followers and people who started explaining to her about the cryptocurrency. The assistance came in the form of article and video links and an author even floated the idea of mailing a copy of his book on Bitcoin. Then others tried to explain about the subject through their tweets only.
The efforts of Twitterati bore fruit when Rowling posted this tweet, that says, “People are now explaining Bitcoin to me, and honestly, it’s blah blah blah collectibles (My Little Pony?) blah blah blah computers (got one of those) blah blah blah crypto (sounds creepy) blah blah blah understand the risk (I don’t, though.)” It was clear that explanations through tweets were not enough.
People are now explaining Bitcoin to me, and honestly, it’s blah blah blah collectibles (My Little Pony?) blah blah… https://t.co/EJMN2l9RnS
Soon to join in the barrage of tweets was none other than Tesla CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk who, while agreeing with her, took a jibe at traditional central banks, by saying that their recent behaviour made the digital currency “look solid by comparison”.
@jk_rowling Pretty much, although massive currency issuance by govt central banks is making Bitcoin Internet 👻 mone… https://t.co/pczxGWBebT
Musk in the past has made his feelings clear on Bitcoin but in cryptic terms. In a podcast done in January 2020, he said that he was “ neither here nor there” on the currency. Incidentally, Bitcoin scammers have been using Musk and other high-profile Twitter accounts to trick users. Musk had this to say on such scams, “The crypto scam level on Twitter is reaching new levels,” the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said in a tweet in February, before adding, “This is not cool.” However, with regard to Rowling’s query, it does seem like Musk is more ‘here’ than ‘there’ on bitcoin. At least for now.