Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing
Elon Musk's love for bizarre names and antagonizing investors continues with its latest regulatory filing. Tesla has given its CEO Musk the peculiar title Technoking through its new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Meanwhile Tesla's Chief Financial Officer, Zach Kirkhorn, has been named the Master of Coin, in what seems to be a reference to Game of Thrones.
Irreverent move is essentially Musk flipping SEC the bird
This move might be outlandish, but it isn't entirely surprising. Musk regularly shows disdain for the SEC and has ran afoul of the organization several times. His latest ploy involving irreverent pop culture references being used as official titles in an SEC filing seems to be his way of flipping the proverbial bird to the suits, with whom he shares mutual feelings of derision.
CFO christened as Master of Coin in a 'GoT' reference
The new titles for the CEO and CFO are effective immediately, but Tesla didn't clarify if they will entail any additional duties. The company filing does mention that both Musk and Kirkhorn will maintain their current positions as CEO and CFO, respectively.
Musk is basically antagonizing the SEC with his irreverence
Musk, regularly referred to as the meme lord by his fans, is quite adept at mocking his rivals on social media, especially on Twitter where he commands 49 million followers. His feud with the SEC reached a crescendo when he tweeted his plan to take the company private. The SEC charged him with fraud and levied a $20 million fine in response.
Meanwhile, Musk's esoteric ways continue with his NFT obsession
Musk's esoteric ways also extend to his fascination with promoting digital art in the form of NFTs, which are virtual tokens leveraging blockchain technology to establish ownership and uniqueness of digital items. His latest NFT venture involves a video clip about NFTs being sold as an NFT, which raised $100,000 within an hour of his announcement although it isn't technically on sale yet.