Elon Musk recently announced Twitter’s new CEO:
The new CEO of Twitter is amazing pic.twitter.com/yBqWFUDIQH
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2023
Obviously, this was intended as a joke, but is there a kernel of truth or a sign of things to come in this tweet? Is Elon Musk dropping hints, or just trolling?
Musk has stated that he aims on turning Twitter into a better version of WeChat—a popular social messaging app and payment platform in China.
Trending: PART FOUR: Brunson Brothers Update!
More specifically, he has talked at length about turning Twitter into a payment processing system where payments can be made to users directly in-app.
Musk has, at times, jokingly and seriously considered integrating Dogecoin into Twitter and using the popular cryptocurrency as Twitter’s native currency.
Could his recent tweet, which uses the likeness of the DOGE mascot, be a hint of things to come?
Speculation has been running wild and has sent the prices of DOGE and DOGE offshoot assets soaring:
An @elonmusk tweet declaring that his dog Floki is the new CEO of @twitter has sent DOGE and Floki soaring.@thesamreynolds reportshttps://t.co/vd7FcNDGA5
— CoinDesk (@CoinDesk) February 15, 2023
Payments are coming soon on Twitter. It has a potential to be the #1 payments app.
Thanks to @elonmusk's X .com master plan 🔥 pic.twitter.com/N5vLB4HAqF
— DogeDesigner (@cb_doge) February 14, 2023
Conservative Brief provided some background context regarding the necessary search for a new Twitter CEO:
Back in December, Musk put up a Twitter poll asking users if he should step down as the CEO.
“Should I step down as head of Twitter?” Musk asked in the now-completed survey.
“I will abide by the results of this poll.” As of Monday morning, more than 17.5 million votes were cast, with 57.5 percent of respondents wanting him to step down as CEO compared to 42.5 percent who wanted him to remain.
This trio will make Twitter more fun ✨ @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/OdJjkxfTT3
— DogeDesigner (@cb_doge) February 15, 2023
Previously, Tech Crunch reported:
Elon Musk detailed his vision for Twitter’s plan to enter the payments market during a livestreamed meeting with Twitter advertisers, hosted on Twitter Spaces on Wednesday.
The new Twitter owner suggested that, in the future, users would be able to send money to others on the platform, extract their funds to authenticated bank accounts and, later, perhaps, be offered a high-yield money market account to encourage them to move their cash to Twitter.
Join the conversation!
Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!