‘Totally Irresponsible’ — Bitcoin Proponents Express Discontent Over Twitter’s Doge Logo Change

After the Twitter logo was changed from the original blue bird to a cartoon image of the famous Shiba Inu Doge, the cryptocurrency dogecoin rose significantly in value and is now up 27% more than 12 hours later. However, a number of bitcoin proponents expressed distaste for the logo change, and a few insisted that Elon Musk was promoting “unregistered securities” by making the change.

Doge Logo Change Has Upset a Handful of Bitcoiners, While Others Oppose the Discontent

On April 3, 2023, the Twitter logo was changed to a cartoon image of the popular meme of the Shiba Inu Doge, and the reason for the change is unclear. While the image is simply a cartoon picture of Doge, it has been directly associated with the cryptocurrency meme asset dogecoin (DOGE). Some even speculated that Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, swapped the logo for the Doge meme to troll against a recent multibillion-dollar lawsuit against him that claims his tweets artificially inflate the price of DOGE.

Meanwhile, mainstream media publications like Mashable attempted to downplay the Twitter logo change by calling it “corporate cringe” and insisting that the internet “reacted by laughing at (not with) Elon Musk.” Additionally, a number of bitcoin advocates tweeted their opposition to the logo change and criticized Musk for not highlighting the leading cryptocurrency BTC. One individual wrote, “Pumping centralized unregistered securities again, [Elon Musk]?” Another person opined that “Dogecoin needs Elon Musk to win. Bitcoin needs nobody. That’s why we will win.”