Billionaire and American businessman Elon Musk who continues to express his interest in cryptocurrency, especially DogeCoin, shared the photo of his new pet dog, a Shiba Inu whom he named Floki. The image then triggered the so-called Musk Effect, as Dogecoin saw a change of + 0.36% over the past 24 hours, with an increase in value, coinciding with the same time Musk posted the tweet. at 3:50 a.m. (GMT +5: 30).
However, that wasn’t the only effect of Musk’s tweet. Netizens found fresh food for the memes via Musk’s tweet on Monday. The photo reminded many of a scene from Disney’s Lion King where Rafiki lifts baby Simba. While editing the scene, one user replaced Rafiki’s face with Musk’s and Simba’s face with Floki’s. As the user shared this edited photo, he asked Musk, “Actually take a photo holding it like this!” The world * needs it * haha.
Another user shared a meme that showed how Shiba Inu, the face of Dogecoin, must feel left out now that Musk has found Floki.
Linking Musk’s Floki to Tuesday’s Met Gala event, one user imagined this moment on the red carpet:
Given Musk’s interest in space exploration and his company SpaceX which continues to lead the commercialization of space, a few users have also connected Floki to his owner’s space obsession. As this user posted an edited photo of Floki leaving for space.
Meanwhile, Dogecoin also shared his take on Musk’s newest family member and commented, “Mr. Musk, I just want to let you know that your dog is shaped like a little bean. Thanks c ‘is all.”
Besides Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency market has seen a rise in other currencies like Baby Dogecoin, a spin-off of Dogecoin, which has registered a + 1.80% in the last 24 hours according to CoinMarketCap. Baby Doge is described as having “learned some tips and lessons from his father, Dogecoin”. Created by fans of the Doge community, Baby Doge seeks to impress the original Dogecoin cryptocurrency, displaying its new improved transaction speeds and cuteness. Baby Dogecoin is hyper-deflationary with a built-in smart staking system so that more baby doges are added to a client’s wallet.
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