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Doge Co-Founder Gets Permission from Elon Musk to Keep His Pseudonym

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 16:30
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Yuri Molchan
Elon Musk says it is okay to use pseudonyms on Twitter, but any name change will be punished
Doge Co-Founder Gets Permission from Elon Musk to Keep His Pseudonym
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Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus, who uses pseudonym Shibetoshi Nakamoto, got involved in a discussion of the recent changes made to Twitter by its new owner, Elon Musk.

In response to his tweet, Elon Musk stated that using a pseudonym on Twitter is okay - while having a blue checkmark that verifies an account.

Musk fighting bots and impersonators

What Musk is now fighting with is verified accounts who are impersonating other persons. In a tweet published earlier today, Elon announced that "any name change will cause temporary loss of verified check mark."

To Markus, he tweeted that using a pseudonym is allowed as long as verified users do not "engage in malicious deception."

Separately, Musk announced that any accounts that impersonate other users without specifying "parody" will be permanently banned on Twitter.

This fate has already befallen the account of popular comedian Kathy Griffin. She changed the name of her profile to that of Elon Musk, apparently to make a point, but left her actual Twitter handle unchanged.

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Potential DOGE army expands

The new Twitter chief has announced that since he acquired the "Blue Bird" platform, the number of new users around the world has shown a significant increase.

He believes that this is only the beginning, planning to turn Twitter into "by far the most reliable of truth," so that it "will be indispensable."

As the DOGE army expects Musk to integrate the meme coin with Twitter for tips/micropayments, this creates significant potential for the DOGE user community to increase.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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