Elon Musk declares himself a "Pro Doge" supporter. In the midst of the ongoing Web3 Twitter feud



Elon Musk's Twitter activity includes anything from bizarre memes to slamming American politicians, as well as a strange obsession with the trendy cryptocurrency Dogecoin. He gave his followers more of the latter this morning.

In response to a tweet by Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus, who criticised Bitcoin of being too entrenched in "the corporate establishment," the Tesla and SpaceX CEO declared himself "pro Doge."

Both Markus and Musk were weighing in on a debate that has raged on Crypto Twitter for the past four days.
Web3 is taken on by Elon Musk.

Since Monday, Musk has been embroiled in a digital spat between Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey–now the CEO of payments business Square–and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, dubbed a16z.

The spat started when Dorsey tweeted “You don’t own ‘web3.’ The VCs and their LPs do. It will never escape their incentives. It’s ultimately a centralized entity with a different label.”

Nearly two hours later, Musk replied with: “Has anyone seen web3? I can’t find it.”

A gaggle of industry pundits joined the debate, and before long Dorsey started losing a few friends in high places.

Yesterday, the Square CEO tweeted that he’d found himself blocked by Marc Andreessen, a co-founder at a16z, as well as unfollowing various corporate figures in the sector, including Gemini co-founder Tyler Winklevoss and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.
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Though Musk entered the debate on the side of Dorsey he’s far less the Bitcoin maximalist. His unwavering support for Dogecoin stands in stark contrast to his flighty attitude towards the leading cryptocurrency.

Back in February, Tesla invested $1.5 billion into Bitcoin.

A month later, Tesla went even further, accepting Bitcoin for payment on its cars. By May, though, Musk had U-turned on the decision, citing Bitcoin’s high carbon footprint as a cause for concern. In spite of this, Tesla continued to HODL and by about October, the company was up roughly $1 billion from the investment.

All the while, Musk has yet to tweet a bad word about Dogecoin. Meanwhile, Dorsey has yet to tweet a single word about it.

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