Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has had a long-running feud with Elon Musk over the use of artificial intelligence and the social media giant’s data collection practices, might be agreeing with his Tesla and SpaceX counterpart over cryptocurrencies. In his latest post on Facebook, Zuckerberg shared a picture of two goats and said one of them was named “Bitcoin”. Though a terrible name for a goat, his post triggered a flurry of speculation that the billionaire tycoon was endorsing the cryptocurrency.
Zuckerberg’s short post only said, “My goats: Max and Bitcoin” and the photograph showed two goats in a haystack. But it has got over 12 lakh reactions and more than 2.85 lakh comments. Apart from this, 24,000 Facebook users have even shared it.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency that has risen exponentially in value, at one point hitting 70 cents, after Musk started tweeting about it in February this year. Musk has said crypto may be the future currency of the Earth but he was unsure which one it would be or if there would be multiple such currencies.
Following Zuckerberg’s tweet, there was a flurry of discussion on Twitter about whether he was expanding his support for Bitcoin with this post.
The rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg dates back to 2016, when a Facebook satellite was destroyed by a SpaceX rocket explosion.
They’ve argued about almost everything since then, from artificial intelligence to rockets. During a live Facebook broadcast, Zuckerberg expressed support for artificial intelligence and referred to critics as “pretty reckless.” Musk, who has advocated for artificial intelligence regulation, responded on Twitter, saying Zuckerberg’s “understanding of the subject is restricted.”