Elon Musk is many things, namely a billionaire, an entrepreneur, and some would say a modern-day cult of personality. However, few can deny the absolutely unconventional thought process that envelops Elon, as not only has he seemingly rejected Bitcoin (BTC) in favour of Dogecoin (DOGE), but he also now firmly believes that bathtubs which can be heated thanks to the heat generated via crypto mining are not only a good idea, but that it can also be a viable use case.
A Twitter user by the name of ‘Documenting Bitcoin’ had tagged Elon in a recent tweet that displayed a bathtub that had been successfully heated thanks to BTC mining. Elon has since expressed interest in using this idea for DOGE, but the key difference is that, unlike his DOGE mining idea, the BTC mining idea had actually worked.
Can we really utilize the heat generated from crypto mining?
A couple of days ago, on the 29th of May 2021, the Blockfolio app had offered Elon the chance to come up with a new potential use case for DOGE, namely the aforementioned bathtub idea. Of course, no one really expected this idea to be taken seriously. However, the billionaire is nothing if not unpredictable, and so he thought that the idea had a lot of potentials.
Now, it looks as if Elon really is going all the way with this idea as he continues to develop it and continuously interact with his fans online on how to best go about it. Moreover, the idea itself may not, in fact, be that strange, as it had been just a couple of years ago when we would hear numerous stores of various miners all over the world using the heat generated from the mining rigs to warm apartments, businesses and other buildings, particularly in countries with harsh cold climates.
Elon continues to support DOGE
Tesla may no longer be accepting payments in BTC, but Elon had stated that the company might reconsider this decision if Bitcoin can become more environmentally friendly and consume less energy in the near future.
Elon, therefore, reminded everyone that he does still support cryptocurrency, which prompted him to become known as the so-called ‘Dogefather’.