J.K. Rowling, one of the most famous and acclaimed authors in the world, attempted to subdue the crypto-themed tornado on Twitter that she summoned. She says she learned to never "joke" about Bitcoin on Twitter again. On Saturday, May 16, the creator of Harry Potter opened Pandora's box when she replied to Twitter users with the following message:
"I do not understand Bitcoin. Please explain it to me."
The tweet of Rowling also wasn’t ignored by the negatively-minded prophets who did not spare the fiery predictions about the imminent failure of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency projects.
Two days. That is how much Rowling survived, after which the author informed all of her 14.6 million followers on Twitter that she is now fully aware of this matter.
However, this tweet did not find a response in the hearts of crypto enthusiasts, united by a desire to convert everyone to their faith: the answers to it are even bolder predictions about the imminent success of BTC. As it turned out, the faith of the crypto community in Bitcoins is much stronger than the faith of Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter, which, it would seem, is impossible.
Tweet by the author of Harry Potter also caused some loud responses: for example, followed by a response from Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum. Elon Musk also joined the discussion, explaining the author of Harry Potter the essence of cryptocurrencies. The heads of the cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Binance also joined the discussion, but rather unsuccessfully.
Rowling ignited the flames of this blazing infernal crypto network on social media, possibly taking pleasure in her (admittedly alcohol-fueled) trolling bait. Others took a more sober view of things — and encouraged Twitter users to admit that Rowling was clearly tricking with her BTC tweets.
Self-isolation seems to be annoying for Mrs. Rowling, who, just a few minutes after she announced that she was burying her Bitcoin-twitter-war axe, returned to the social network for another blow to the beehive. This time, the author joked that she rejected BTC in favor of ETH.
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