Elon Musk Confronts Binance CEO Over ‘Shady’ Dogecoin Wallet Issues [VIDEO]

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After a software issue with the official Dogecoin wallet started preventing Binance users from withdrawing Doge, Tesla CEO and ‘Dogefather’ Elon Musk got in touch with the cryptocurrency exchange’s CEO, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, earlier today on Twitter to ask what was up.

In response, Zhao clarified that the entire situation was caused by a software upgrade conducted by Dogecoin’s developers and not some kind of a glitch on Binance’s side, and apologized for any inconvenience caused.

The Binance CEO then cheekily drew Musk’s attention to Tesla’s recent safety recall of 12,000 vehicles in the U.S., caused by a software issue, to defend his cryptocurrency exchange over being called ‘shady’ by Musk.

The official Binance account also replied to Musk’s original tweet, with directions to an entire Twitter thread they published on the issue. “Doge holders using Binance should be protected from errors that are not their fault,” said Musk in response.

Speaking to Yahoo Finance today, Zhao further explained the root cause of the problem. “There is a withdrawal issue with Dogecoin on Binance, due to a software update of the Doge official wallet,” said Zhao. “This is by the Doge developers.”

Zhao said Dogecoin’s developers had actually tweeted about the problem on November 12, so he had to “defend Binance and the crypto industry” when Musk tweeted out something that was “very inaccurate.”

“I’m not against him personally,” clarified the Binance CEO, adding that his response to Musk’s original tweet should be taken for what it was — “friendly banter.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has previously said he strongly believes in crypto, and he actually works closely with Dogecoin’s developers. Musk is also a supporter of Bitcoin, even though he maintains it is “almost as BS as fiat money“.

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