Dogecoin (DOGE) Co-Founder Says He Can’t Wait to Make More Money on Twitter
Billy Markus was one of two computer engineers who created the popular cryptocurrency Dogecoin meme in 2013. Now, unlike Jackson Palmer, Markus is on good terms with Twitter boss Elon Musk and is very active on this social media platform.
In a recent tweet, Markus said he liked the feature on Twitter that allowed him to get paid and he expected more.
I don’t know, I liked the one where I got money
I can’t wait to know more
—Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) July 18, 2023
DOGE co-founder loves getting paid to create content on Twitter
Not so long ago, Elon Musk rolled out a follow feature on Twitter, which allowed content creators to receive rewards from their followers on an ongoing basis.
There are no fixed subscription fees – for example, a monthly subscription to Billy Markus costs 3.33 euros, and if you subscribe to Elon Musk, you will have to pay 4.40 euros in the equivalent USD for residents Americans. Shibetoshi Nakamoto (Markus’ Twitter nickname) has 2.1 million followers. As for Elon Musk, he has 148.4 million, so the subscription fee he has set seems rather nominal, given that and his status as one of the richest people in the world and a technological innovator.
Basically, a thousand subscribers can allow a creator to fully focus on their content and let go of their day job.
After introducing the subscription feature, Elon Musk added longer texts and a feature for content creators to post videos to Twitter.
Billy Markus is the second highest earner on Twitter
As reported by U.Today earlier, Elon Musk recently released the revenue distribution results for content creators on Twitter. According to this data, the aforementioned Billy Markus became the second highest paid there.
Shibetoshi Nakamoto won $37,500. In total, Elon Musk sent $5 million in rewards to creators. It was the very first block of payments ever made on Twitter.
The Internet Hall of Fame Twitter user surpassed Markus by earning $107,247, with around 1.9 million followers. As announced by Musk earlier this year, all earnings for 2022 will be sent to creators, with Twitter keeping nothing. Starting next year, the social media platform will start keeping a small percentage of these funds to cover its own expenses.
DOGE creator attacks Mark Zuckerberg
About a week ago, U.Today reported that Billy Markus slammed Meta boss Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg for once again stealing an idea from other digital creators.
This time, he launched a Twitter clone called Threads App through Instagram, which was bought by Meta before.
Speaking rather metaphorically, he wrote that Elon Musk “created oxygen so we could breathe”, while “Zuckerberg invented carbon monoxide to kill us all”.
Cage fight between Elon Musk and Zuckerberg
Earlier, as discussed by people on Crypto Twitter, Zuckerberg copied the Stories feature from Snapchat, adding it to Instagram, copied Reels for the same app from TikTok, and has now copied Threads from Twitter.
Elon Musk and Zuckerberg are planning a cage fight in the near future, and the Colosseum is one possible location for that. Musk challenged Zuckerberg to this fight after Threads came out. The two tech billionaires train with martial arts experts ahead of the upcoming fight which, if it does happen, promises to be one of the most interesting and fun events in history.