Elon Musk Agrees To Have 'The Talk' About Bitcoin With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey may soon be having a conversation about Bitcoin after the two shared a tongue-in-cheek interaction on Twitter.

The two are known to have differing views on the world's largest cryptocurrency. Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and the payment company Square, is a strong Bitcoin supporter, telling attendees at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference earlier this month: "I don't think there is anything more important in my lifetime to work on."

Dorsey also made his love of Bitcoin known earlier this year when he showed off a Bitcoin clock while addressing a House Committee hearing on misinformation in March.

Musk, on the other hand, made headlines in May after stating his electric car company Tesla would no longer be accepting the cryptocurrency as payment, citing environmental concerns.

And on Thursday night, the billionaire took to Twitter to tease "Bitcoin maxis"—a term used to describe ardent bitcoin supporters—by asking how many it would take to screw in a lightbulb.

How many Bitcoin maxis does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 25, 2021

It is therefore significant that Dorsey and Musk may come together to discuss the cryptocurrency at The B Word cryptocurrency initiative, due to launch July 21.

The discussion was proposed by Dorsey to Musk in a Twitter thread after the Twitter boss said: "Let's you and I have a conversation at the event. You can share all your curiosities… Let's have THE talk."

Musk replied: "For the Bitcurious? Very well then, let's do it."

For the Bitcurious? Very well then, let’s do it 😉

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 25, 2021

There are no further details regarding the potential discussion between the two at the time of writing.

The B Word's launch event next month is due to offer "a live experience and a library of content to the investor community, enabling a more informed discussion about the role Bitcoin can serve for institutions across the globe," according to its website.

As well as Dorsey, speakers are due to include Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, and Cathie Wood, founder of ARK Invest.

As of around 6 a.m. EDT Friday Bitcoin was valued at roughly $33,800, up 1.5 percent over the past 24 hours. The cryptocurrency has sunk in price in recent months, down from a high of more than $64,000 on April 14, according to CoinMarketCap data.

The cryptocurrency market has been hit in part by a recent and ongoing crackdown on the technology in China.

Rather than Bitcoin, Musk's interest in cryptocurrency tends to align more with Dogecoin—the meme token launched as a joke in 2013.

In April, the entrepreneur famously said his rocket company SpaceX "is going to put a literal Dogecoin on the literal moon."

Dogecoin has also fallen in price in recent weeks, though it was up around 8 percent on the day at around 6 a.m. EDT Friday to $0.25.

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey
Elon Musk (L) pictured at a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, May 2020, and Jack Dorsey (R) pictured at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., September 2018. The two entrepreneurs are both involved in cryptocurrency, though their views differ. Saul Martinez / Drew Angerer/Getty