A Bitcoin meme movement: Why did Musk and many other celebrities change their “laser eyes” portraits?


With the evolution of meme, laser eyes have become inseparable from Bitcoin.

Original title: “Why did Musk, SEC congressmen and many other big Vs have changed their “laser eyes” portraits? 》
Author: Block Rhythm

Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) supported Bitcoin by his real name, he has had another identity as a Bitcoin evangelist. On February 20th, Elon Musk suddenly turned his avatar into a girl with “laser eyes” with a bitcoin pattern in the background.

This avatar was originally an image used by Musk on Twitter. The focus is not on the Bitcoin logo, but on the red “laser eyes”. If you search for the topic “#LaserRayUntil100K” on Twitter, you will It was found that under the leadership of Musk, Twitter was already a sea of ​​laser eyes.

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors, and even US Senator Cynthia Lummis (Cythia Lummis) have all become participants in this event.

A Bitcoin meme movement: Why did Musk and many other celebrities change their "laser eyes" portraits?Tesla CEO Elon Musk Twitter profile

A Bitcoin meme movement: Why did Musk and many other celebrities change their "laser eyes" portraits?U.S. Senator Cythia Lummis’ Twitter profile picture

Laser Eye and Bitcoin

So what does the laser eye express?

Neeraj Agrawal, communications director at Coin Center, a cryptocurrency think tank, said: “Laser eyes are meant to convey activation and increasing power levels.” “Think about when the eyes of the characters in the movie shine.”

According to the introduction of the website Know Your Meme (Rhythm Note: Know Your Meme is a website and video series that uses Wiki software to record and explain various Internet memes and other popular phenomena.) Since the release of the electronic game Mass Effect 2 in 2010, People with glowing eyes are widely used in the form of meme. In the game, when enemies are controlled by another entity, their eyes will glow yellow. Then people used PS technology to add the title “Controlled” to this type of picture, and a meme was born.

A Bitcoin meme movement: Why did Musk and many other celebrities change their "laser eyes" portraits?

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With the evolution of meme, laser eyes have become inseparable from Bitcoin.

On Twitter, many Bitcoin evangelists persistently promote Bitcoin. As the price of Bitcoin continues to rise, on February 15th, encrypted podcast anchor Greg Zaj launched a “#LaserRayUntil100K” campaign on Twitter, aiming to wait for Bitcoin to break through the $100,000 mark.

The tweets on this topic all use the “laser eye” as the picture. It seems to indicate that he has been “multi-level marketing” and “control”, and I deeply believe that Bitcoin will hit the $100,000 mark.

A Bitcoin meme movement: Why did Musk and many other celebrities change their "laser eyes" portraits?#LaserRayUntil100K Twitter netizens’ posts under the topic

As Bitcoin broke through $56,000, this event also attracted attention from all parties. Rhythm BlockBeats counted some celebrities who participated in this event, including KOLs in the encryption field, financial industry elites, and many politicians.

  • Tesla CEO: Elon Musk
  • MicroStrategy CEO: Michael Saylor
  • CEO of CoinShares: Meltem Demirors
  • CSO of Blockstream: Samson Mow
  • SEC Member: Cythia Lummis
  • Bankless founder: David Hoffman
  • Gemin founder Winklevoss brother
  • Bitcoin Core Developer: Jimmy Song
  • Well-known American economic analyst: PrestonPysh
  • Famous computer scientist, cryptographer, “Bit Gold” inventor: Nick Szabo
  • Well-known derivatives trader and podcast anchor: Tone Vays

When the Quadriga crypto exchange in Canada went bankrupt, Magdalena Gronowska, an inspector who helped establish the 3iQ Bitcoin Fund, said: “#LaserRayUntil100K is a gathering of Bitcoin makers to celebrate the 100,000 in our eyes.” As for whether she will always keep her Twitter profile picture. “Laser Eyes” until the price of Bitcoin rose to $100,000, she said, “It will last for several months.”

So how long is Bitcoin from $100,000?

Since January of this year, Bitcoin has been all the way to a new high, rising from 29,000 USD at the beginning of the year to 56,000 USD, an increase of 93%. The enthusiasm of institutions for Bitcoin investment does not seem to have diminished.

Since February this year, in addition to Tesla founder Musk, more celebrities have expressed their views on Bitcoin. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Bridgewater Fund founder Ray Dalio, Meituan founder Wang Xing and other figures who have significant influence on the business world have all expressed new opinions in recent times.

On February 18th, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again talked about his views on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in CNBC’s Squawk Box: “I’m already neutral on Bitcoin.” And in 2018 In 1988, Bill Gates also called Bitcoin “an investment of the “big fool theory” type.”

On the same day, perhaps due to the impact of ARK Investment’s Bitcoin research report, Dan Bin, chairman of Shenzhen Orient Harbor Investment Management Co., Ltd., stated on Weibo, “I have purchased 1% of Bitcoin ETF funds. Although it is a bit late, Practice it if you figure it out! I hope to keep my curiosity about new things!”

On February 19, MicroStrategy once again revealed that it had raised $1.05 billion in funds for Bitcoin investment through the sale of convertible bonds.

Although the industry generally believed that the promoters of this bull market came from institutional investors. However, as the interest in Bitcoin continues to increase from all walks of life, the enthusiasm of retail investors to enter the market has also been continuously pushed up. Bitcoin, which was once a target well known to the geek niche circle, is entering a more mainstream and broad group vision.

The data on the chain shows that Bitcoin miners have been sold successively before, which also means that the influence of miners on the market outlook will gradually decrease. If there is no black swan event, the bull market is expected to continue, and the price increase of mainstream currencies may be achieved in a short time. But as mentioned above, the massive entry of institutions has also brought uncertainty and risk to the crypto market.

You know, because of the high degree of freedom, the crypto market can burst or plummet within a day. After all, the “3.12” incident is a lesson for the past. Once the organization ships, it may bring more serious conditions to the crypto market. Investors must also exercise caution, and do not blindly chase high.

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