The billionaire founder of Twitter, Elon Musk, has made a direct reference to Shiba Inu, causing speculation among the wider cryptocurrency community.
Twitter recently underwent a rebranding effort, replacing its well-known bird logo with a dark-themed letter X. Despite this change, a Twitter engineer named Jonah Katz tweeted that he would continue to spend six hours a day scrolling through the platform, even if it were to rebrand itself as a donkey.
Musk responded to the post with a laughing emoji, pointing out that Twitter's branding was based on a Shiba Inu theme without any real data to back it up.
“We rebranded to a Shiba Inu dog for a while. No impact.” - Musk
Although Musk was not specifically mentioning the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency, he was referring to the breed of dog that is associated with both Dogecoin and Shiba Inu.
It is probable that Elon Musk was referring to the time when Twitter had the Dogecoin avatar on its homepage. A look at Musk's Twitter account shows that the last time he mentioned Shiba Inu was precisely two years ago, when he was discussing other popular cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin and FLOKI.
Unsurprisingly, the billionaire's recent reference to Shiba Inu has attracted a lot of interest from cryptocurrency enthusiasts, especially those who are passionate about Shiba Inu. What's fascinating is that Musk's tweet received almost 100,000 more interactions than Katz's, which sparked the conversation.
Ragnar Shib, a prominent member of the Shiba Inu community, has requested Twitter's new CEO Linda Yaccarino to incorporate Shiba Inu into the social media platform.
According to Ragnar, the crypto community of Shiba Inu is the most active and important in the industry, and they are willing to assist in connecting Shiba Inu with Twitter. Despite this, Musk remains a staunch supporter of Dogecoin.
However, the recently appointed CEO of Twitter seems to have a fascination with Shiba Inu, as evidenced by the accounts she follows on Twitter. In May she started following the official Shiba Inu token account, as well as other cryptocurrency ventures.