Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus seems to have figured out why Elon Musk and perhaps the lead SHIB developer posted this symbol recently on Twitter.
The reason Elon Musk posted a dot symbol turned out to be serious, pragmatic and far from being a joke or mere entertainment, as many initially thought.
Elon Musk checks Twitter’s algorithms
Earlier this week, on February 8, Elon Musk posted a terse tweet that contained only one symbol, a dot. The tech billionaire’s followers began to react immediately, and many thought it was just a joke, as Musk likes to post memes from time to time, including those related to the cryptos Bitcoin or Dogecoin.
Some thought it had something to do with Mars and Musk’s ambitions to create a self-sustaining colony on the red planet.
However, the Twitter boss posted the same tweet today, again with a single dot. This time, Billy Markus, one of the founders of Dogecoin, suggested that Musk has been testing a user engagement algorithm on Twitter. He attached a screenshot of the dotcoin tweet made two days ago, showing that it garnered 64.2 million views.
i am guessing this is a comparison tweet to the previous one to check the engagement algorithm
64.2 million views on that one ~ pic.twitter.com/UCS8GyXWcF
Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) February 10, 2023
Shytoshi Kusama posted this point before Musk
The same symbol was briefly added to his Twitter bio section by Shytoshi Kusama – an alias used by the lead developer of the second largest meme coin, Shiba Inu. Two days ago, several SHIB fans noted this similarity between Musk’s tweet and the dot in Shytoshi Kusama’s bio in December 2022, without being able to explain the connection.
Shytoshi Kusama is the pseudonym taken by the man who introduces himself as the lead developer of Shiba Inu. Last year, he said that the term “Shiba Inu” was not a good one.Shy” meant that he had chosen to remain pseudonymous, and that “-shi“was in honor of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi. Kusama is a Japanese artist he likes.
This Shytoshi Kusama also mentioned that after consulting his mentor, he might reveal his real name to the Shiba Inu army.