Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again stressed that Dogecoin fulfills the properties of a means of payment in a better way than any other cryptocurrency.
The community for Doge is the strongest when it comes to using it as a medium of exchange.
Pushing Dogecoin’s merchant adoption
The Dallas Mavericks basketball team, which Cuban purchased for $285 million back in 2000, started accepting Dogecoin for tickets and merchandise this March.
In a move that is meant to incentivize fans to adopt the meme coin for payments, Cuban announced earlier this week that those who pay in Dogecoin will be able to enjoy special pricing during the Mavs’ summer merch sale.
At the same time, Cuban views Bitcoin, whose hard-capped supply of 21 million coins is set in stone, purely as digital gold.
Musk is also doing his part in pushing Dogecoin’s merchant adoption. As reported by U.Today, SpaceX was paid solely in the Bitcoin parody to launch a lunar mission called “'DOGE-1” next year.
In early May, Musk also ran a Twitter poll to ask his followers whether Tesla should accept the joke cryptocurrency.
The e-car manufacturer suspended Bitcoin payments due to climate-related concerns shortly after that, but the centibillionaire recently said that the functionality would “most likely” be resumed.