Once again, billionaire and SpaceX boss Elon Musk tweeted in what appears to be a never-ending campaign for Dogecoin. This time, Musk revealed that SpaceX, the equivalent of his personal NASA, will literally take a Dogecoin to the moon. Plus, it's no surprise that his latest tweet once again influenced the price of the altcoin which jumped 35% minutes later.
Is Musk taking it all as a game?
At this point, many are wondering whether the South African-born billionaire is taking it all as a game or not, although there is no longer any doubt that DOGE is his favorite altcoin. Speaking of the moon though, it's worth mentioning that 12 NASA astronauts have walked on it so far, with Neil Armstrong leading the way in 1969. However, none of them left any coins on the moon, especially not a crypto coin.
So Musk is considering taking a dogecoin with him "physically" on his journey to our satellite in 2023. Or is it just another metaphorical phrase to illustrate how far Musk believes the canine-themed altcoin will go?
Traders regularly use the phrase "on the moon" to indicate an asset whose price, they believe, will increase exponentially. With that in mind, it wouldn't be out of place to consider the possibility of Musk doing the same.
If, however, it aims to "literally" put a dogecoin physically on the moon, then SpaceX has another reason to correct the engineering flaw that caused its Starship SN11 to fail.
A survey has chosen the "future currency of the Earth"
It appears that the SN11 prototype, or Serial Number 11, had a defect in one of its engines, which then exploded in flight. The general public at this point is torn between taking Musk's words literally or seeing them as metaphorical expressions influenced by his high hopes for the altcoin.
This isn't the first time Musk has suggested that DOGE is "literally" going to the moon. As early as last month, he posted a photo of a Shiba Inu - the canine breed commonly used in Dogecoin memes - on the moon.
Aside from that, Musk has never missed the opportunity to talk about Dogecoin, relentlessly giving the altcoin a boost and hugely influencing its price until now.
In a tweet two months ago, Musk conducted a poll on Twitter to learn about "the future currency of the Earth". The two options for the survey were "Dogecoin to the Moooonn" and "All other cryptocurrencies combined".
Obviously, 71% of the 2,4 million voters believed that "Dogecoin to the Moooonn" would be the "future currency of the Earth".
We don't know if he's joking or seriously aiming to bring a dogecoin to the moon, but you can't ignore the fact that Musk definitely has an interest in altcoin and this interest has greatly influenced the quotation where the asset is located today.