Elon Musk is no stranger to market manipulation. The billionaire often uses his Twitter handle to cause interest in certain cryptocurrencies. That leads to a lot of shift in the market that is in his own favor.

The SpaceX CEO has outdone himself this time. Just by posting a mere emoji on Twitter, he’s boosted the interest of his followers into Dogecoin, a famous cryptocurrency once again.

As those interested in crypto would probably know, the height of interest in Dogecoin was around the time when Elon Musk hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. After his appearance, Dogecoin started plummeting and has been on a downward spiral since.

“So… it’s finally come to this,” said a tweet he posted on Feb 7, 2021. Today, one year later, he tweeted out an LOL emoji in response to that tweet. That one move cause Dogecoin to move in ways it hadn’t in months, raising up one penny to $.17, a bigger move than it seems, because now Dogecoin seemingly has momentum once again.


Musk’s tweet led to a slow push upwards. Many outlined this in response to Elon Musk’s tweet, including Twitter user @realDogecoinOG, who claims to be the “world’s first and best real time Dogecoin analyst.”

The Tesla CEO then posted a meme regarding Dogecoin, which instantly helped fans make the connection between the previous tweet and the struggling cryptocurrency.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish is a freelance writer and correspondent who has been covering celebrity news, pop culture and entertainment for over 4 years. He has experience writing for various media outlets and continues to be passionate about bringing the latest news and insights to readers.

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