The Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, riled some excitement across the crypto space after he took to social media to announce that two of his pet goats have been named “Bitcoin” and “Max.” He published the curious names for his goats in a May 11 Facebook post saying:
“My Goats: Max and Bitcoin.”
Crypto Twitter was whipped into frenzied speculation responding to the goats’ names. One analyst, LilMoonLambo Tweeted to their 97,000 followers:
“You have two weeks to accumulate as much $BTC as you can before Mark Zuckerberg announces that he and Facebook have purchased Bitcoin during their annual shareholders’ meeting… The pump will be glorious.”
Anthony Pompliano, the co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital, chimed in to ask whether Zuckerberg is:
“Telling us he is a bitcoin maximalist with the names of his goats?”
Another influencer “Thinking Crypto” was also quite bullish on the news, tweeting:
“If you thought the Elon Musk and Tesla pump was something, get ready for the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook pump!”
Nevertheless, the CEO of Compound Labs, Robert Leshner, was very doubtful of crypto-Twitter’s excitement. He interpreted the tweet as:
“Communicating that [Zuckerberg] will be eating Bitcoin Max(imalists) for dinner.”
Leshner might have a point about Max and Bitcoin being served for a sumptuous dinner. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, famously revealed in 2019 that Zuck killed one of his goats with a laser gun and went on to serve it to him for dinner.
Despite the onlookers thinking that Facebook’s CEO may be sending a critical message to the crypto sphere using his goats’ new names. It is possible that Mark Zuckerberg may just be trying to poke some fun and stir up a reaction on social media amid the recently surging popularity of the crypto assets.
In April 2021, rumors circulated that Facebook would announce Bitcoin holdings on its balance sheet in its Q1 earnings report. But, the April 28 report would reveal that the social media giant does not hold any cryptocurrency assets.