Elon Musk changes his Twitter name to ‘Lorde Edge’
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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Following a weekend of frenzy sparked by Elon Musk’s poll on whether or not he can comprise to promote just a few of his Tesla stock (Twitter users acknowledged sure), one other – but trusty as controversial – occurrence came about next.

The billionaire modified his Twitter identify to “Lorde Edge,” sparking a brand original round of speculation on the rationale. It’s unclear when he made the swap, however tweets by some users unique Musk modified it Sunday night.

Billy Markus, the creator of dogecoin, Sunday night acknowledged Musk’s original particular person identify is an anagram for “elder doge.”

Markus, who on Twitter goes by Shibetoshi Nakamoto, posted a caveat four minutes after, saying “This does not imply it modified into intentional, however it is in actual fact an anagram.”

Dogecoin spiked early Monday and is now Trading 4.8% larger to $0.2792354. Also on Monday, a lorde edge meme coin called EDGELON shot up greater than 200%.

Musk in overall incessantly called himself “The Dogefather” in a tweet ahead of his web web page hosting gig for Saturday Night time Stay on Could per chance well per chance additionally 8 this year.

Alternatively, some Twitter users additionally acknowledged Musk’s original identify could per chance well per chance consult with “edgelord,” an web slang time length for a particular person thirsty for attention or any individual who exhibits a “sense of boldness or unconventionally” in his behavior, in step with Merriam Webster.

Such an outline could per chance well additionally very effectively be apt in describing Musk, who fair nowadays fired encourage at Sen. Ron Wyden’s demand a billionaire tax with a outrageous tweet. In March 2020, Musk called the coronavirus fear “dumb” and months later acknowledged pronouns “suck.”

A closer stare at the Tesla CEO’s bio would additionally show cloak a brand original blueprint: it now says “Trollheim.”

The modifications coincided alongside with his Twitter poll on Saturday, when Musk asked his 62 million followers whether or not he can comprise to promote 10% of his Tesla stock, pointing to criticisms that unrealized positive aspects are in overall viewed by the public as a intention of tax avoidance.

After 24 hours, 3.5 million americans voted within the poll. Around 57.9% comprise been in opt of him promoting the shares whereas 42.1% voted no.

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