Elon Musk recently became a big advocate of Bitcoin, and after that, his company, Tesla, bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. Apart from this, Tesla also announced that people can now buy their electric cars with the leading crypto asset.
As part of growing evidence that his support for the revolutionizing cryptocurrency is on the next level, he has now taken part of a fast-growing #LaserEye meme campaign by changing his Twitter profile photo to an anime woman; the woman in the photo has glowing red eyes with Bitcoin in the background. The meme signifies the optimism of bitcoin supporters who believe that Bitcoin will hit $100,000 sooner than expected.
Many other notable figures and Bitcoin supporters, such as US Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.), a Bitcoin holder, also took part in the campaign. CoinShares’ executive Meltem Demirors and MicroStrategy’s CEO Michael Saylor, too, has red laser eyes atop his actual photo. Greg Zaj, a crypto podcaster, also tweeted “#LaserRayUntil100K” in reference to Bitcoin, whose price continues to surge.
Neeraj Agrawal, head of communications for cryptocurrency think tank Coin Center, said that the trend conveys activation and growing power levels in his interview to Decrypt.
The website, Know Your Meme explains that the meme emerged from the video game Mars Effect 2, in which the enemies’ eyes start glowing yellow when some other entity takes control of them. According to Magdalena Gronowska, an inspector in the Quadriga crypto exchange bankruptcy, the trend is about Bitcoiners celebrating and sharing their anticipation for Bitcoin to hit $100,000 in the near future.