Elon Musk, the technology billionaire and entrepreneur known for founding and running Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revealed on Twitter on Thursday 22, how many Bitcoin (BTC) he owns – 0.25 BTC or about $ 2,478 in press time, or 0.000012% of his total net worth.
Musk's cryptocurrency revelations come after a number of fake accounts posing for be various well-known characters, including Musk, appeared on Twitter by promising crypto-donations to those who send them crypto
On February 22, a Twitter user worried about fraudulent accounts asked Musk in a tweet "Why is all spam popping up lately?"
Not sure. I let him know @jack, but it continues. I literally own zero cryptocurrency, with the exception of .25 BTC that a friend sent me several years ago.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2018
Musk replied that he had previously reported the problem to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to no avail. Evidently, to explain his surprise at the multiple scams, Musk noted in the same tweet that apart from the 0.25 BTC that a friend had given him "many years ago" he "owns literally zero cryptocurrency [s]. "
The amount of Bitcoin that he claims to own is indeed an extremely small fraction of the total net worth of Musk, which is the largest of its kind. raised to $ 21.4 billion as of February 24.
In November 2017, Musk denied rumors suggested by former SpaceX intern Sahil Gupta that Musk was probably Satoshi Nakamoto, the legendary anonymous creator of Bitcoin.
As reported by Cointelegraph on February 21, a cloud security company recently reported that the Web Service Software (AWS) container was hacked to exploit cryptocurrency over an as yet unknown period.