Bitcoin’s community cracking jokes on April Fools’ Day

After Bitcoin just having closed its best March and Q1 in seven years, spirits on the first day of April were high in the Bitcoin community and perhaps a sigh of relief went around too.

And to those who argue that the Bitcoin community might be too rigid or agressive at times, April Fools’ Day proved otherwise and the community was up cracking one joke after another on Twitter today.

It was Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano who upon waking told his followers:

After which he shortly looked ahead to the upcoming month.

MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor and perhaps the best know ‘hodler’ in the community, shared his good intentions for the day.

And the first to almost fall for an April Fools’ joke was Gemini co-founcer Tyler Winklevoss.. Until he realized it wasn’t one…

Elon Musk, the one and only ‘Technoking’ of Tesla and SpaceX, could not stay behind. And although we never know if he is joking or not – most often he is not – his tweet did indeed send Dogecoin to the moon, with its price jumping an immediate 25%.

Carl Martin, with over 220,000 followers on Twitter tried to pull a prank on his followers. However he ruined it himself by admitting it to be a joke right after, probably not wanting to cause a massive sell-off among his followers.

Specter’s Ben Kaufman, then shared a message of U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, whose important work “guarding the nation’s financial system” turned out to be an unintended homerun this April Fools’ day.

Then it was Francis Pouilloit’s turn to cause an upset in Twitter’s community. The founder and CEO of Bull Bitcoin likely put a scare among to Twitters moderators by uploading a Trump profile picture, changing his name and tweeting to be back to “Make America Great Again”. 

Unfortunately “Trump” was quick to change his profile back. As some of his followers alraedy commented (jokingly?), he risked getting banned from the platform. You never know these days, do you?

Long-time Bitcoin sceptic, economist and gold proponent, Peter Schiff also showed to appreciate a good joke now and then.

He was immediately replied to by his own son Spencer, a confessed Bitcoin maximalist.

And it was just prior to this that Kraken’s Dan Held tweeted about Schiff’s influence on him on this day.

And to conclude this wrap up of the Bitcoin jokesters, it was The “Pomp” who got all our feet back on the ground by putting back focus on current reality.


Bitcoin has been hovering just below the $60,000 mark for the day, and seems to be readying for Q2 which traditionally is the strongest time of the year for Bitcoin. 159% gains is the target to beat from 2019. 

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