#LaserEyes meme campaign goes viral on Twitter in apparent bid to double bitcoin price to $100,000 – MarketWatch
Numerous Twitter TWTR, +3.80% users including Tesla TSLA, -2.19% CEO Elon Musk and investor Tyler Winklevoss are changing their profile pictures to include laser eyes in an apparent nod to the cryptocurrency bitcoin, whose price on Tuesday did not seem to be registering the boost.
The move — in which users change or edit their profile pictures to add some sort of laser look, typically for a 24-hour period — appears to be part of a meme campaign aimed at pushing bitcoin’s BTCUSD, -12.88% price to $100,000. The trending hashtags for the movement are #LaserEyes and #LaserRayUntil100K.
Elon Musk tweeted “just for a day” in reference to the trend as he changed his Twitter profile picture to a cartoon character with red laser eyes. He has since changed the image.
Musk and Winklevoss, along with his twin Cameron Winklevoss, have been vocal supporters of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies over the years.