Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly proposes buying Twitter for $54.20 per share, sending Doge coin (DOGE) price soaring 10%.
Update 4 Oct. 21:10UTC: Twitter have acknowledged Elon Musk’s offer and appear to be ready to accept the $54.20 per share price. Following the confirmation, Twitter’s share price climbed to $52. A staggering 22% gain on the day
According to Bloomberg, Elon Musk signaled his renewed intentions to purchase the social media giant in a letter to the company. Following the announcement, Twitter’s stock price jumped 18% as trading had to be halted due to the large price surge.
According to a Reddit thread, Elon Musk’s recent phone records reportedly reveal that the billionaire had been discussing moving Twitter to the blockchain, eliminating all bots, and charging 0.1 Dogecoin to tweet or retweet. The plan was later deemed infeasible.
Following Elon Musk’s announcement, Dogecoin jumped 10%. Further Dogecoin news was relatively quiet, indicating the price was moved due to Elon Musk and his keen admiration for Dogecoin Twitter.
Elon Musk signed on the dotted line to buy Twitter in April 2022 but later pulled out because Twitter had allegedly failed to disclose a problem it had with bots. Bots are automated accounts that can be used on Twitter for tweeting, re-tweeting, liking, and other purposes.
Elon Musk and Dogecoin (DOGE) are inseparable
The Tesla billionaire has long been a proponent of the world’s largest memecoin by market cap, and his tweets on the coin have often sent prices soaring. In Dec. 2021, Elon Musk announced that his automotive company Tesla would offer merchandise in DOGE. Accordingly, Tesla launched its Cyberwhistle, modeled on its Cybertruck, for 1000 DOGE.
In response to the rumors, Twitter confirmed that it received a letter filed by representatives of Elon Musk with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, confirming the billionaire’s intent to buy the company at $54.20 per share as per the original agreement signed in April 2022.
After falling briefly, DOGE has mostly recovered since the initial announcement and is now trading at $0.065470. At press time, Twitter shares had rallied further to $52.00.