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Elon Musk Posts Oblique Reference to Rivalry Between Shiba Inu and Dogecoin

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 06:19
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Alex Dovbnya
Elon Musk might have just used the words of one of the most influential Chinese poems to bring peace to crypto Twitter
Elon Musk Posts Oblique Reference to Rivalry Between Shiba Inu and Dogecoin
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Elon Musk has puzzled his followers by tweeting a famous Chinese poem called “Seven Steps Verse.”

Some believe that the poem could be alluding to the brewing feud between the proponents of Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, the two largest meme cryptocurrencies.

The story goes that Cao Pi, the founder of the Wei dynasty, grew increasingly suspicious of Cao Zhi, his brilliant brother, and forced him to write a poem in order to prove that he’s innocent.

After hearing “Seven Steps Verse,” Cao Pi became overwhelmed with emotions and decided to spare his younger brother. Although, Cao Zhi was still demoted later.

The famous ancient poem uses stalks and beans, which share the same root, as an extended metaphor for brothers who have the same parents.

Beanstalks being used for boiling beans shows how destructive infighting is:

Beanstalks are ignited to boil beans,
The beans in the pot cry out.
We are born of the selfsame root,
Why should we incinerate each other with such impatience?

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Musk aptly titled his tweet “Humankind,” prompting theories about what the poem could be actually referring to.

Last week, Shiba Inu surpassed Dogecoin, the original meme cryptocurrency, for the first time. This escalated the fight between the two communities. Musk himself faced the wrath of Shiba Inu fans after tweeting that he had nothing to do with the biggest Dogecoin knock-off.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at