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It Was Fun for a While, But Elon Musk Denies Theory He Created Bitcoin And he did so in true Elon Musk fashion.

By Stephen J. Bronner Edited by Dan Bova

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In case you believe that Elon Musk invented Bitcoin, the world-changing cryptocurrency that today is approaching a value of $10,000, it's time to put the brakes on your Roadster.

A few days ago, a man who says he is a former SpaceX intern wrote a Medium post in which he hypothesized that Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is actually Musk, citing that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO "is a self-taught polymath."

Related: Elon Musk May Be the Creator of Bitcoin, a Former SpaceX Intern Theorizes

But, Musk apparently didn't want to let this rumor percolate. He took to Twitter Monday night to debunk the conspiracy.

Case closed. It seems the only "mining" Musk has been doing is for tunnels to minimize traffic.

Stephen J. Bronner

Entrepreneur Staff

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Stephen J. Bronner writes mostly about packaged foods. His weekly column is The Digest. He is very much on top of his email.

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