British author of the popular Harry Potter series of novels, J.K. Rowlings asked for an explanation of Bitcoin on Twitter. Despite the attempts by the crypto Twitter community to educate the author on Bitcoin through memes, links and other materials, she was still not convinced. To much delight, the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk joined the conversation, principally agreeing with the author that it is difficult to understand Bitcoin.
After starting global waves over the name of his son, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has created sparks again on the internet after his attempt to explain Bitcoin to J.K. Rowlings. Immediately after Rowling’s tweet, the crypto Twitter community flooded the thread offering their insights to the renowned author and her 14.6 million followers.
Ethereum founder joins Crypto Twitter community
Among the respondents to Rowling’s tweet was Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. According to Buterin, Bitcoin is:
“Basically global digital payments, plus the store of value properties of gold, all with 21st century cryptographic tech to keep the whole thing running safely.”
Additionally, Gemini which is owned by the Winklevoss brothers also responded to the author’s tweet. The New-York based crypto exchange noted that unlike the popular sentiment, BTC is not ‘magic money’. As the discussions heated up, with popular figures in the cryptocurrency industry offering to help, Tron’s Justin Sun offered to send 1BTC to Rowlings. He tweeted:
“I can send you 1 bitcoin. Seeing is believing … Just imagine a magic coin (bitcoin) Dumbledore doesn’t understand (like Warren Buffett) but Harry Potter is fascinated about it.”
Nevertheless, despite the multiple attempts to explain Bitcoin to Rowlings, she admitted that she is still confused and even gave up hope of ever understanding the most popular digital currency: “God bless every single one of you now earnestly explaining bitcoin to me as though I’ll grasp it if you break it down properly. Things like this are white noise to me,” Rowling admitted. “I cannot and will not ever understand Bitcoin, but I love you for thinking that I can or will.”
Still confused? Steps up Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Among the respondents attempting to explain the concept of Bitcoin to the Harry Potter Author was Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Musk responded: “Massive currency issuance by govt central banks is making Bitcoin Internet money look solid by comparison.” He added, “I still only own 0.25 bitcoins btw.”
The SpaceX founder who condemned the United States government’s stimulus relief plans the other day has come under siege off late; following his comment that the price of the Tesla stock was “too high,” which instantly sent the price down.