• 23 July, 2024
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Elon Musk Offers Huge Bounty in DOGE for Emerald Mine Ownership Proof

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and owner of Twitter, has offered a massive bounty of one million Dogecoin for proof of his family’s ownership of an emerald mine. 

On April 13, Twitter user DogeDesigner offered 69.420 Dogecoin to media outlets that could provide proof of the existence of Musk’s mine, claiming that “Elon Musk never owned an emerald mine”.

Responding to the tweet, Musk increased the bounty to one million Dogecoin:

There have been several rumors that Musk’s father, Errol Musk, owned an emerald mine during apartheid in South Africa. At the very least as far back as 2015, reports have been going around stating that Elon’s money was acquired via his father’s involvement in the mining industry.

Musk has, in the past, on many occasions refuted the claims, referring to them as “BS” and claiming that his father did not own an emerald mine. He has also said that he put himself through college by working and is now about one hundred thousand dollars in debt due to his education.

It remains unclear whether the emerald mine actually ever existed, as no concrete evidence has been presented so far. The offer by Musk has sparked a frenzy on social media, with users speculating on the potential existence of the mine and how the bounty might be claimed. This move also highlights the growing interest in cryptocurrencies, particularly Dogecoin, which he has been promoting heavily on social media.

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