In a shocking twist that has left Bitcoin Twitter in a state of disbelief, Bitcoin and privacy advocate Matt Odell has abruptly reversed course and bent the knee to the former Twitter Boss, Elon Musk.
Odell, a well-known critic of Twitter's Blue Checks, has historically been a vocal opponent of the platform's verification system. His fiery blog posts on Discreet Log, a platform for privacy and Bitcoin advocacy, have painted the blue check as the first step in Musk's plan to bring the Chinese social credit score system to the West. Odell's passionate opposition to the blue check has earned him a reputation as a beacon of resistance against what he perceives as the encroaching tyranny of social media verification.
However, on June 13th, 2023, in Nashville, TN, Odell shocked his followers by embracing the very symbol he once despised. The news spread like wildfire, with reactions ranging from disbelief to outright betrayal.
"Stay Humble, Stack Sats," Odell tweeted, his signature catchphrase implying humility. In this case, the sentiment seems to have left his followers puzzled. In this instance, was it a subtle jab at Musk's empire, or a sign of capitulation? Bitcoin Twitter was soon abuzz with speculation that Odell had lost yet another bet with his podcast co-host, Marty Bent, who has been sporting a blue checkmark for a few months.
Elon Musk, recognizing Odell's fealty, tweeted, "Welcome to the blue side, @ODELL. The future is cerulean."
The reaction from Odell's followers was swift and brutal. "@vakeraj," a long-time supporter, tweeted, "I've been Ride-or-Die with Odell for years. He's dead to me." The sentiment was echoed by many others, who felt betrayed by Odell's sudden change of heart.
Marty Bent, Odell's co-host on the popular podcast Rabbit Hole Recap, has yet to comment on Odell's surprising move, leaving some followers to speculate about the future of their partnership. Others, however, are just assuming that Marty is busy nursing a hangover from the last podcast where he finally took the "Mandibles" drinking game seriously.
Odell's decision has sent shockwaves through the Twitter community, with many wondering what led to his sudden change of heart. Some speculate that Musk's influence finally wore him down, while others believe he may have a grander plan in play.
Regardless of the reasons, one thing is clear: Matt Odell's blue check has turned the Bitcoin Twitter upside down. As the dust settles, all eyes are on Odell, waiting to see what his next move will be. Will he continue to advocate for privacy and Bitcoin in the face of his newfound status, or will he succumb to the allure of the blue check's power?