Revisiting Elon Musk’s Connection To “X” and XRPApril 26, 2022 1:28 pm
With Elon Musk dominating the news and especially the Twitter news, I thought it was a good time to re-examine his origins in the online payments space, his connection to the letter “X”, and his many connections to “XRP”.
Shall we dig in?
To begin, let me just say flat out that Elon Musk is one of my favorite people on the planet.
Endlessly fascinating, endless value to society, endless creativity!
And now we know he’s pro-Free Speech.
That’s a good guy in my book.
In the crypto world, he’s well known for supporting DOGE coin, but it’s never totally made sense.
The smartest man on the planet is supporting a meme coin?
I want to take a moment and ask a question: what if the Digital Asset Investor is right and “all the world’s a stage”?
What if Elon’s fling with DOGE and all the Mainstream Media attention to BTC and ETH is just to keep you distracted while the real deal was going down?
It’s not as crazy as it might sound, and the more you look behind the curtain the more dots seem to suddenly start connecting….
Let’s take a deeper look….
Did you know Elon seems to have a fascination with the letter “X”?
Many people may not know he purchased and founded X.com which later was rebranded into PayPal:
I'm having a stupid moment but I had no idea Elon Musk founded X. com in 1999 (which later became PayPal)! God broke the mold with that man. I wish I had half his creativity.
— °•.✮𝕃𝕦𝕔𝕚𝕒✮.•° (@SeptembersRain) December 18, 2021
In February 2004, via a US$6.5 million investment, https://t.co/RYIk1yTjkF co-founder Elon Musk became the largest shareholder of the company and its chairman. https://t.co/h4RuJmTHwY. Is this sound familiar? #GME $GME
— Call Me Mo (@Mo_Hrmz) December 17, 2021
Then he moved on to space and there’s that letter again in SpaceX:
Elon Musk the Investor:
✅ Tesla (TSLA)
✅ https://t.co/RzuMkwOrk1 / PayPal (PYPL)
✅ The Boring Company
✅ Zip2 Corporation
— Charlie Villanueva cvbelieve.eth (@CVBelieve) December 13, 2021
Oh and what about Tesla you ask?
Well they just so happen to have a “Model X”:
— Laughing Squid (@LaughingSquid) September 30, 2015
Ok, ok….now I understand one letter does not a connection make.
But it’s interesting and it’s only our starting point.
Then we move beyond companies to his kid, who he named what else but X (and some other letters I don’t quite know how to type on the keyboard):
— Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) December 14, 2021
This was hilarious:
— The Professor (@CassandrasViews) December 14, 2021
Now let’s go back to PayPal…
Given his work at Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company, Neurolink and everything else, it’s easy to forget Elon got his start in the PAYMENTS industry (PayPal).
Don’t forget that.
Have to give credit to the Digital Asset Investor for being on this many months ago, and reminding us all of something called PayPal Galactic:
— Digital Asset Investor (@digitalassetbuy) August 20, 2021
"When private companies are building a new economy beyond our planet." Can you say intergalactic currency? Remember PayPal Galactic? Remember where @elonmusk started? Now @SpaceX Bitcoin is a distraction. All Planned. https://t.co/OyTvpqufaY
— Digital Asset Investor (@digitalassetbuy) June 17, 2021
Reminds me of this: pic.twitter.com/tOSG4aDNx7
— Digital Asset Investor (@digitalassetbuy) June 17, 2021
From Phys.org, talk of the first “intergalactic currency” started back in 2013 and was all about PayPal:
Earthbound financial transactions service PayPal launched a quest for an intergalactic currency, saying it is time to figure out what space travelers will use as cash.
“The time has now come for us to start planning for the future; a future where we aren’t just talking about global payments,” said PayPal president David Marcus. “We are expanding our vision off earth into space.”
PayPal Galactic Initiative will be formally unveiled Thursday at the SETI Institute campus in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View, with attendees to include famed alien seeker Jill Tarter and former US astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
The initiative, headed by PayPal, aims to bring together parties with roles to play in the commercialization of space to explore a framework for a financial system that spans galaxies.
You know who else was in the “PayPal Mafia” back in the very early days?
Big time XRP investor Peter Thiel.
Here he is back in 1999:
Peter Thiel, cofounder of @PayPal (with @elonmusk ) In 1999. This was planned long ago. @paypal Galactic announced in 2013.(Nobody has heard anything about it since) Same year Thiel's Founders Fund invests in @ripple to "Build a Better Bitcoin". Internet of Value. pic.twitter.com/haoKiTPDSQ
— Digital Asset Investor (@digitalassetbuy) May 21, 2021
Meet Luke Nosek. PayPal Mafia Member. He was also at the Founders Fund with Peter Thiel (PayPal Mafia Member) In 2013 When They Invested In @ripple PayPal Galactic has not been mentioned since 2013. This clip is from the WEF In Davos 2019👀👀👇👇👀👀👀👇👇👀👀 pic.twitter.com/VN2W5dQE3N
— Digital Asset Investor (@digitalassetbuy) May 8, 2021
Let’s recap: you have the richest man and likely smartest man on the planet with his roots in the payments industry, obsessed with the letter X, starts talking about “PayPal Galactic” but then that suddenly disappears as XRP is created, a man all about energy efficiency and saving the planet…..and then we take a hard left turn and he’s into DOG-COIN?
Now let’s add one more connection that is almost too irresistible….
Of all the people/companies in the world, who are the first two that come to mind that hate the SEC?
“I do not respect the SEC”
-Elon & XRP Holders https://t.co/MVZS7Bv9PV
— MrUseCase 🌎 (@MrUseCase) December 13, 2021
If you think this article is all pure speculation….it is, except it’s not just me.
Others are beginning to make the connection.
Like XRP Bush:
my opinion only.
Elon has held XRP for a very long time.
Simply does not add up that he does not.
Connect the dots.
Way too obvious imho
Cheers~Rob, Venice Island https://t.co/rbBpJnq01n
— XRP BUSH (@bush_xrp) December 15, 2021
And XRP Daddy:
@elonmusk knows a lot about finances, he was apart of the PayPal mafia.
— XRP Daddy🌙 (@xrp_daddy_) December 18, 2021
And Mason Versluis:
Can't wait until Elon is not distracting us and talking about bullshit like #dogecoin
— MASON VERSLUIS 🏆 (@MasonVersluis) December 13, 2021
And of course DAI who has been on this story for a long time:
Hey @elonmusk Justice goes both ways. Jay Clayton has a lot of explaining to do in giving Ethereum a Free Pass while all of crypto has been in purgatory. Please help us bring this to light. One tweet from you blows this story sky high. Thanks for the idea. @Leerzeit pic.twitter.com/7bxZAY3zla
— Digital Asset Investor (@digitalassetbuy) December 17, 2021
And now as people are connecting the dots and realizing that Elon hates the SEC as much as all the XRP holders who have been harmed by the SEC, calls are growing for Elon to get involved and blow the story wide open:
Like this rare non-satire Tweet from XRP the Standard Productions:
Wanna help us fight them?
Tweet one thing in support of #XRP.
That’s all we ask.
— XRP the Standard Productions (@XRP_Productions) December 15, 2021
And Stefan Huber:
Dear @elonmusk Jay Clayton forced you to resign as CEO of #Tesla because you allegedly manipulated the market. Now it turns out that the chairman of the SEC who took action against you was himself manipulating the market. Now we caught him lying & covering up his ties on @CNBC https://t.co/0LhnEtfgZp
— stefan huber.justice (@Leerzeit) December 17, 2021
And the Spanish Billionaire:
— Spanishbillionaire (@motisxrp) December 19, 2021
— Mark (@xrpcoupe74) December 17, 2021
And my man Crypto Bull:
— CryptoBullXRP (@CryptoBull2020) December 17, 2021
If you want to go much deeper on this, the Digital Asset Investor put together an awesome video about a year ago doing a deep dive that is really worth your time.
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