Twitter unexpectedly changes its iconic blue bird logo to the Dogecoin cryptocurrency symbol two days after April Fools’ Day, without any explanation.
Elon Musk’s move left Twitter users wondering about the change, as they noticed a low-quality Dogecoin logo in the upper right corner of their Twitter accounts on Monday (Apr 03).
When the change happened, Musk posted a meme on Twitter regarding the logo update, with no explanation at all.
And it’s been over a week since the change and no explanation has been revealed. So, naturally, this led to a few theories from Twitter users.
Some think the change to the popular Shiba Inu meme, which inspired the Dogecoin cryptocurrency logo, was a two-day late April Fools prank.
And some think he’s just delivering a “promise” he made last year of buying Twitter and changing the logo to the doge meme.
But some Twitter users think it might be more than just an overdue prank. “‘why is there a doge on Twitter’ cause musk is getting sued for 258 BILLION over crypto profiteering and he wants to bury search results,” one Twitter user wrote.
News of Musk’s $258 billion lawsuit was also reported on Monday, April 03, the same day as the Twitter logo change.
The Twitter CEO is revealed to be accused of intentionally inflating the price of Dogecoin to “more than 36,000 per cent over two years and then letting it crash,” according to The Independent.
Twitter users slammed Musk for the move, but Reuters’ report revealed that the logo change helped the Dogecoin cryptocurrency “add as much as $4 billion to its market value.”
The Dogecoin cryptocurrency was created by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer in 2013 as a joke. But it is now the eight biggest cryptocurrency according to data from CoinMarketCap.
It isn’t clear if Twitter’s logo change is permanent or temporary, as there has been no announcement or explanation about its change.