The April Fools prank apparently arrived late on Twitter. This Monday afternoon (3), the social network without explanation exchanged its original icon for Doge, a friendly puppy of the Shiba Inu breed that became a meme, NFT and even cryptocurrency, the famous Dogecoin .
It is worth remembering that Elon Musk is perhaps the biggest advocate of the digital asset and has used his profile on the platform several times to promote the ‘memecoin’ – which even shot hours after the billionaire confirmed the purchase of Twitter last year.
Another Dogecoin promotion?
The asset emerged in 2013, but gained space from 2019 precisely because of Musk’s staunch support. Tesla even started accepting payments for “select items” using assets early last year.
The most recent tweet has already had an effect and made the cryptocurrency appreciate again. With a capitalization calculated at almost US$ 14 billion, the asset has already risen more than 8% in the last hour alone and has accumulated an appreciation of almost 27% in the last 24 hours, according to data from CoinMarketCap.
So far, Twitter has not officially commented on the change.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2023
‘Snitch’ extension who paid for verification badge
April 1 passed and, unlike the New York Times , all profiles continued to have the verification stamp on Twitter, even those who did not choose to subscribe to the controversial Twitter Blue .
The change was a promise made by the company and would take effect last Friday. The decision moved the social network in recent days, however, everything indicates that Elon Musk changed his mind and only made everything even more confusing
What changed on Twitter
- Last weekend, only the description of the verification badge was changed.
- Now, Twitter does not make it clear whether the “blue badge” is from an influential profile on the platform or a Twitter Blue subscriber.
- However, an extension called ‘Eight Dollars’ promises to resolve the confusion by displaying who is actually verified and who has paid for the stamp.
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