The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, posted an ancient Chinese poem on Twitter which has created a lot of buzz on social media. The poem is about two brothers who quarrel with each other because of jealousy.

Some people suspect that the tweet was made in reference to the Dogecoin vs Shiba Inu cryptocurrency dispute. Musk titled the poem “Humankind”.

The poem roughly translates to –

Boil beans and burn beans.

Beans cry in the kettle.

It’s from the same root.

Why are you in a hurry to fry each other?

The popular allegorical poem – a poem which contains a literal and symbolic meaning – is known as the “Quatrain of Seven Steps”. It is often attributed to Cao Zhi – who was a prince of the state of Cao Wei. While his political career was an unsuccessful one, he is one of the best-known Chinese poets of his time.  

Cao Zhi was born in 192 and lived until 232, a popular Chinese legend says that Cao’s elder brother who was freshly crowned as king suspected his brother of trying to overthrow him and usurp the throne. The brother was forced to write a poem to proclaim his innocence.

Musk has frequently been an advocate for Dogecoin in his social media accounts. 

Commonly referred to as the ‘meme’ or joke coin, the themed cryptocurrency has broken into the list of the top ten most valuable digital assets by market value after hitting $40 billion.

Shiba Inu’s value has doubled in the past week – the high-risk crypto currency has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the market.

Musk’s intention behind posting the tweet is unclear, but the timing of his tweet certainly adds value to the speculation behind the poem being about the ‘crypto brother’s war’.

Elon Musk is known for posting memes regarding crypto currency, making jokes and posting updates about technological advancements made by Tesla and SpaceX.

Tesla’s run in China has been far from smooth as the company is trying to make a strong return following bad publicity earlier this year. There were several reports of car crashes, consumer complaints and customer service issues.