Yesterday and this morning, myself among others we’re momentarily enthralled at the idea at buying a ‘not a flamethrower’ from Elon Musk’s The Boring Company using cryptocurrency.
The Boring Company was founded back in 2016 by Elon Musk as a subsidiary of SpaceX. The mission of The Boring Company is to help solve transportation issues in major cities like Los Angeles by installing underground transportation systems. You can read more about it HERE.
Elon Musk is a well known Twitter personality, constantly tweeting his opinion and ideas. The flamethrower shenanigans began back in December of 2017, with the ‘not a flamethrower’ hats. After the hats, people began demanding actual flamethrowers. On January 27th 2018, the flamethrower sale went live on their website selling at $600 bucks a piece. They were completely sold out by February 1st. A giant flamethrower pick up party was held at SpaceX in June.
All of the people who missed out on purchasing a flamethrower have been chomping at the bit to get one ever since. Yesterday it nearly began viral news that you could reportedly buy a ‘not a flamethrower’ from The Boring Company using Bitcoin, Ethereum and a couple other major tokens.
Later that day, it was announced that the whole thing was a scam put up by an unreliable website. Eager flamethrower enthusiasts were heartbroken. Who doesn’t want to spend their Bitcoin on a flamethrower?
Elon Musk reportedly owns around 0.25 Bitcoin which he admitted to back in February. Rumors are also circulating that Musk has intentions of getting involved in cryptocurrencies some time in the near future. He said he wants Ethereum even if it is a scam.
What will Elon Musk do next? Will he actually sell flamethrowers for Ethereum? The world will just have to wait and see.