Elon Musk dominated the cryptic world on Twitter for the past week.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX was in the crosshairs of Senator Elizabeth Warren and immediately became defensive. He also made a big announcement about Tesla and dogecoin (DOGE) and then was the talk among Turkish Twitter users.
Melania Trump, former US First Lady, has also announced her first step into the cryptoactive industry through a new venture of non-fungible tokens (or NFTs).
Last Monday (13), TIME magazine named Elon Musk the 2022 Personality of the Year . The traditional magazine, very involved with NFTs , certainly knew that Musk is out of control on Twitter.
It only took a day for him to fire off tweets that had some people criticizing Time for picking him.
On Tuesday, Musk responded to a tweet from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who criticized Musk: “Let's change the rigged tax code so the Personality of the Year actually pays taxes and stops taking advantage of everyone".
Musk replied: “Stop designing! You remind me of when I was a kid and my mom's angry friend who randomly yelled at everyone for no reason."
13 minutes later, he tweeted another answer, even spicier: “Please don't call the manager for me, Senator Karen 🙏”.
He didn't stop there. A few hours later, Musk returned to Twitter with a comment that responded more directly to Warren's specific criticism: "And if you opened your eyes for two seconds, you'd realize I'm going to pay more taxes than any American in history this year."
The fourth and last direct was succinct: “Don't spend it all at once… oops, wait a minute… you've already spent it”. Warren didn't respond.
On Tuesday, hours after criticizing Warren, Musk casually tweeted that Tesla would accept dogecoin as payment for its products and "see how it goes." The world's favorite memecoin fired 20% after the tweet.
During the week, Musk was mentioned by Turkish Twitter users in a crypto-related news story.
The other company owned by Tesla's CEO, rocket maker SpaceX, has been selected by the Republic of Turkey to launch two satellites this year for state-owned communications satellite operator Türksat.
The first satellite had been launched in January. The second was released this Sunday (19). As a thank you, President Erdoğan told Musk during a videoconference that he will receive an NFT made from satellite art and created by 5,000 students.
Melania x Solana
Last Thursday (16), former US First Lady Melania Trump tweeted that she will launch the “NFT platform Melania Trump”, which will sell NFTs exclusively through her website .
Your NFTs will be issued on Solana. A few minutes later, a Solana Labs spokesperson sent a press statement: “I want to let you know, to avoid any confusion, that her choice to use the Solana blockchain was completely organic and that this project is not part of any initiative led by Solana”.
Melania's first project is a collaboration with watercolorist Marc-Antoine Coulon. The opening work is called “Melania's Vision” and “represents Ms. Trump”, according to a statement.
The NFT buyer will also receive a physical amulet and an audio recording of the former first lady giving a "message of hope".
Anyone who purchases a Melania Trump NFT will receive a digital copy, a physical copy and an accessory.
“Melania's Vision” will sell for 1 SOL (about US$185) and the proceeds from all of their NFTs will go to their Be Best initiative, a charity to help disadvantaged children.
Gamers vs. NFTs
On Thursday (16), game developer GSC Game World canceled plans to release NFTs in its upcoming game STALKER 2 after suffering reprisals from the gaming world.
This isn't the first time players have reacted badly to an NFT announcement.
Ubisoft faced a similar response to its decision to implement NFTs in its new game “Ghost Recon” and Discord ruled out a possible integration into the MetaMask cryptocurrency portfolio because of similar reactions.
Gamers' rejection of NFTs has yet to be properly evaluated by the industry, but the showdown is unlikely to end soon.
Many of them seem to be convinced that NFTs are stupid or a "shameless" way to make money or bad for the environment – or all options.
Adidas x BAYC
Finally, the Adidas Originals NFT launch, which is a collaboration with the NFT creator PUNKS Comic Pixel Vault and the gmoney NFT collector, took place last Friday (17) and earned $23.4 million in just a few hours, becoming the top project by volume traded, despite having dropped to third place, according to the website CryptoSlam .
In the Adidas general sale, NFTs were limited to two per customer, but that didn't stop a customer from creating a fascinating alternative solution using a customized standalone contract.
The contract generated 165 subcontracts with unique addresses; each subcontract issued two NFTs each in one transaction and sent the 330 NFTs to the main Ethereum address of the creator.
Blockchain engineer Montana Wong explained everything in a series of tweets that were then verified by the contract creator.
It was another hectic and spicy week on Crypto Twitter, despite a lull in the cryptocurrency market. Sometimes prices are the least interesting thing about the crypto-actives industry.
*Translated and edited by Daniela Pereira do Nascimento with permission from Decrypt.co .
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