Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has riled excitement across the crypto community after taking to social media to announce two of his pet goats have been named “Bitcoin” and “Max.”
Zuckerberg announced the curious names for his pet goats in a Tuesday Facebook post stating: “My Goats: Max and Bitcoin.”
Crypto Twitter has been whipped into frenzied speculation in response to the goats’ names, with analyst LilMoonLambo tweeting to their 97,000 followers: “You have two weeks to accumulate as much $BTC as you can before Mark Zuckerberg announces that he and Facebook have purchased Bitcoin during their annual shareholders meeting... The pump will be glorious.”
Influencer Thinking Crypto was also highly bullish on the news, tweeting: “If you thought the Elon Musk and Tesla pump was something, get ready for the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook pump!”
However, Robert Leshner, CEO of Compound Labs, was skeptical of Crypto Twitter’s excitement, interpreting the tweet as “communicating that [Zuckerberg] will be eating Bitcoin Max(imalists) for dinner.”
Leshner may have a point about Bitcoin and Max being served for dinner. In 2019, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey famously revealed that Zuckerberg killed one of his goats with a laser gun and served it to him for dinner.
Despite onlookers inferring that Facebook’s CEO may be sending a deliberate message to the crypto sector with his goats’ new names, it is possible Zuckerberg may simply be trying to poke fun and stir up a reaction on social media amid the recently surging popularity of crypto assets.
Last month, rumors circulated that Facebook would reveal Bitcoin holdings on its balance sheet in its Q1 earnings report. However, the April 28 report revealed that the company does not hold any crypto assets.