Elon Musk has long been a fan of Dogecoin. He has always been there to support it and try to help it get to the moon. What’s funny is that the only person who’s not too happy about this is Jackson Palmer, one of the men behind the popular meme currency.
Elon Musk and Jackson Palmer: A Strange Relationship
Palmer is one of the most interesting figures in the crypto space. He says that the popular digital currency Dogecoin was initially created as a joke; a way of making fun of the growing crypto fad. He never expected it to get so popular, and the creation of the asset was originally a hobby. Now, he says it’s falling into the “nuisance” category. He’s tired of hearing about it, and he’s tired of Musk and so many others dragging him into conversations about it.
In a recent interview, Palmer said:
It all kind of annoyed me because it was this thing that had my name tied to it. I don’t think people realize it, but I wish that when something happened with Dogecoin and Elon Musk and my Dogecoin cofounder Billy [Markus] that I didn’t get dragged back into it. Even when I had completely deleted all social media it continued to follow me around like a bad smell.
Musk has long been a proponent of the asset. He’s regularly referred to it as the “people’s crypto,” and in many ways, he’s been far more friendly to Doge than BTC given that Dogecoin can indeed be utilized to purchase merchandise and materials associated with his companies. However, Palmer doesn’t feel Musk is doing any of this because he truly likes Doge.
Rather, he thinks he’s doing it because he’s trying to grow his cult. He’s latching onto crypto fanatics and doing what he can to ensure they step onto his side of the plane. Palmer said:
He does this on several topics. Look at how a lot of the free speech, right-wingers have all kind of become big Elon Musk supporters. That’s beneficial to him because he’s kind of building his army, taking in the tribes of all these different kinds of misfit communities that are extremely dedicated and extremely passionate.
Not long ago, both Palmer and Musk appeared to have a falling out on social media in which Musk took issue with Palmer’s alleged lack of coding skills. Musk went so far as to say that his kids could write better code at the age of 12, and the pair hasn’t spoken since.
Trying to Get Away
Discussing the incident, Palmer said:
I’ve made a conscious effort since then to not talk about him because it’s not worth it. I can let them have their fantasies. I used to be a lot more willing to get into the debates and have online debates.