Yerevan (CoinChapter.com) – Elon Musk’s effort to troll Bitcoin has backfired as the billionaire entrepreneur’s very own favorite crypto Dogecoin emerged as collateral damage.
The Tesla founder announced on May 13 that his electric vehicle manufacturing firm would no longer accept payments in Bitcoin, citing the cryptocurrency mining’s ecological repercussions. Then, during the weekend, he almost threatened to dump his entire $1.5bn Bitcoin holding, panicking markets into crashing the cryptocurrency to $45,003 on Monday, its lowest level since late February.
The bitcoin crash took its toll on smaller cryptocurrencies as well, including the billionaire’s pet crypto DOGE. Mira Christiano, a senior portfolio manager, and crypto analyst tweeted about her doubts on the Doge future.
In her view, the ‘Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt” around Bitcoin do not mean that Doge will come out on top, and become “the currency of Earth”, as Mr. Musk would want to believe. She offered her followers a poll to see who would accept “BTC Elon Vision” over Bitcoin. The results spoke for themselves.
Despite his positive tweets on Dogecoin, the ‘Dogefather’ himself couldn’t significantly raise the value of the token, as he used to in the past.
What’s next for Dogecoin?
Dogecoin traded at $0.48 in the European session Monday. It was still consolidating after the crash on May 8, when the Tesla CEO hosted Saturday Night Live.
The token was back above its 20-day Exponential Moving Average but not exhibiting a strong bullish bias. It is possible that despite the positive efforts in the Twitterverse, Doge is responding to the crypto-crash that its favorite proponent initiated.
Elon Musk got a lot of negative feedback on Twitter, but some analysts view the dip as an opportunity rather than a loss. Anthony Pompleano, an entrepreneur and a prominent crypto supporter, tweeted the following:
He believes that Bitcoin and the market, in general, will be just fine and he demonstrated that buy bull trading Bitcoin. He bought the dip, expecting greater rewards.
However, the future of Doge is not yet clear. As it was recently listed on Coinbase, many supporters have an optimistic outlook. The charts are not very promising as of the moment of writing. When it comes to Dogecoin, solid predictions are hard to make, and it is possible that Elon Musk’s favorite coin manages to recover from his recent crypto-decisions after all.