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Dogecoin creator says he was 'annoyed' when Elon Musk tried to send Doge-1 'to the Moon'

Sep 11, 2022 08:28 PM IST

Dogecoin co-creator Jackson Palmer says that he sees Elon Musk's interest in Dogecoin as a tactic -- a means to "latch onto communities" to "absorb them into his cult of personality."

Dogecoin co-creator Jackson Palmer and (right) Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Dogecoin co-creator Jackson Palmer has recently revealed that he was annoyed when Elon Musk attempted to send the meme currency or rather a cryptocurrency-themed satellite called Doge-1 "to the moon" last year.

Speaking to Insider, Palmer said he's grown tired of being "dragged" into conversations about the currency he had helped create eight years ago. According to him, what was once a "hobby" has now become a nuisance.

"It all kind of annoyed me because it was this thing that had my name tied to it. I don't think people realize it, but I wish that when something happened with Dogecoin and Elon Musk and my Dogecoin co-founder Billy (Markus) that I didn't get dragged back into it," Palmer told the publication.

"Even when I had completely deleted all social media it continued to follow me around like a bad smell," he added.