Retired Dogecoin CEO Elon Musk trolls Ethereum and its co-founder Vitalik Buterin

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Elon Musk has been trolling the Ethereum ETH cryptocurrency and its co-founder Vitalik Buterin on Twitter.

The Tesla founder simply tweeted the word “Ethereum” early this morning, but shortly later took it back (hehe).

jk

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 30, 2019

In response, Vitalik invited Musk to an Ethereum developers conference in October, scheduled for somewhere in east Asia.

Musk told Buterin to “[s]top giving away free ETH,” an obvious reference to the cryptocurrency giveaways scams that have plagued Twitter for years, and often involve hacked verified accounts posing as Musk.

Stop giving away free ETH! 🤣🤣

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 30, 2019

One could also interpret Musk’s crypto-fuelled shitposting as being in the same vein as the infamous “taking Tesla public at $420 tweet,” which he later claimed was just a fun way to impress his girlfriend and wasn’t totally serious.

Last week, Musk settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the fiasco, which had already led him to resign from his position as Tesla chairman.

The agreement reportedly requires Musk to acquire approval from “an experienced securities lawyer” employed by Tesla before publishing communication related to the company in any