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Tesla CEO Elon Musk advises ‘caution’ over investing in Dogecoin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk might have thrown cold water on Dogecoin investors

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NASA acting administrator Steve Jurczyk and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrive for the walkout of the SpaceX crew.

NASA acting administrator Steve Jurczyk, left and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrive for the walkout of the SpaceX crew before a launch attempt Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has urged Dogecoin investors to exercise “caution” about jumping into cryptocurrencies too quickly.

  • Musk tweeted out a video on Thursday night with the words “cryptocurrency is promising, but please invest with caution!”

In the video, which comes from TMZ, Musk admits that Dogecoin could have success but it comes down to what people want. That said, he was cautious about people investing.

  • “I think it should be the will of the people.”
  • “People should not invest their life savings in cryptocurrency,” said Musk. “It should be considered a speculation at this point and so don’t go too far on the crypto speculation part.”

Musk also talked about the success of Dogecoin in the video.

  • “Dogecoin was invented as a joke as essentially to make fun of cryptocurrency and that’s why I think there’s an argument like fate loves irony.”
  • “What would be the most ironic outcome? That the currency that was invented as a joke in fact becomes the real currency,” said Musk.

Could Dogecoin become a real currency?

Questions about the longevity of Dogecoin have been asked in recent weeks as people continue to invest. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Dogecoin could become a real currency if more businesses start to accept it, as I wrote for the Deseret News. For example, the Mavericks allow people to spend their dogecoins at the Mavericks team store.

  • “Meme coins like Doge only work if they gain utility and users use them for that utility,” he tweeted.
  • “As long as more companies take doge for products/services, then Doge can be a usable currency,” he tweeted.

Palantir CEO Joe Lonsdale recently said Musk was the only guy who could make Dogecoin into a real currency, even on Mars.

  • “If Elon Musk decides he wants to make something the currency on Mars, I bet you he could do it and I bet you Dogecoin is going to be around for a while,” he said.
  • “There’s nothing completely irrational about a very slowly growing cryptocurrency.”