Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is shaking up the cryptocurrency market by posting one after another on social media, and the shock wave is now dragging down Tesla's stock price. The scammers who pretend to be Elon Musk are also on the run.

Reporter Kim Kyung-hee's report.


Bitcoin price plummeted after hitting $57,000 on Wednesday.

It once fell to $42,000 and fell to its lowest level in three months.

In a week, it was more than 15,000 dollars and 17 million won.

Following Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk's announcement of the suspension of bitcoin payments, Dogecoin instead of bitcoin is considered promising, and the biggest factor is the successive tweets suggesting the sale of Tesla's bitcoins.

At the same time, however, Tesla's stock price also declined.

Tesla shares fell 2.19% to $576.83, which is more than 20% off the first trading day of the year.

US economic media analyzed that Tesla's share price decline was primarily due to weakness in technology stocks caused by inflation concerns, but'Musk risk' also affected.

Due to the decline in Tesla stock prices, Musk's assets also declined, dropping from second place to third place in the world.

Musk's sudden tweet confuses the cryptocurrency market, and eventually ate his assets.

The morale impersonating Musk is also on the rise.

The US Federal Trade Commission said that scammers who acted as Musk for six months from October last year have intercepted at least 2.27 billion won from investors.

(Video editing: Seungjin Lee, CG: Seunghyun Seo)