J.K. Rowling admits regret over recent Bitcoin tweets

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has backtracked on her tweets about Bitcoin after thousands of retweets and replies pleading with her to buy the cryptocurrency

Renowned author J.K. Rowling has revealed feelings of regret after foolishly asking questions about Bitcoin on Twitter last Friday.

The 54-year-old, who is famous for writing the Harry Potter trilogy, wrote on Friday: “I don’t understand bitcoin. Please explain it to me.”

What followed was a stampede of seemingly angry Bitcoin fanatics who were eager to educate Rowling on the benefits of Bitcoin and digital currencies.

A number of the top cryptocurrency influencers like Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and Blockstream CSO Samson Mow were also quick to reply as they hoped for a cringe-inducing reply from Rowling.

Eventually, after Rowling’s tweet attracted almost 10,000 likes and 2,500 retweets, she confessed to regretting the initial question after enraging thousands of people.

“This started as a joke, but now I’m afraid I’ll never be able to log in to Twitter again without someone getting angry I don’t own Bitcoin.” she wrote.

“One day you’ll see a wizened old woman in the street, trying to trade a Harry Potter book for a potato. Be kind. She did try to understand.”

She then joked: “This is getting silly. I’m not joining the Bitcoin community. It should be perfectly obvious by now that I’ve been trolling Bitcoin in the hope of boosting my significant Ethereum holdings.

“This is also a joke.”

Throughout the tweet storm the price of Bitcoin remained unsurprisingly stagnant below $10,000, demonstrating that J.K. Rowling’s tweets had no impact of increasing levels of mass adoption among the emerging asset class.

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