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Elon Musk Urges McDonald's to Accept Dogecoin, Promises to Eat Happy Meal on TV

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Tue, 01/25/2022 - 12:48
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Alex Dovbnya
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is attempting to persuade McDonald's to accept Dogecoin
Elon Musk Urges McDonald's to Accept Dogecoin, Promises to Eat Happy Meal on TV
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to announce that he will eat McDonald's Happy Meal if the fast food giant starts accepting Dogecoin.

This comes after the flagship e-car manufacturer added the canine cryptocurrency as a payment option for some merchandise earlier this month.

As reported by U.Today, McDonald's recently stepped up its marketing game by trolling the cryptocurrency community in its viral tweet following a massive market crash. The prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum have more than halved from their record highs recorded in November.

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The brand has been a fixture in the cryptocurrency discourse for years, inspiring gallows humor among investors who have to grapple with sobering market corrections by becoming food service workers to make ends meet.

Although McDonald's memes tend to denigrate the work of service economy employees, they are becoming increasingly popular amid the ongoing market correction. MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor and El Salvador President Nayib Bukele ate humble pie after the Bitcoin crash, posting self-deprecating pictures of themselves in McDonald's uniforms.

Ironically, many community members have noticed that the Bitcoin chart itself now resembles the iconic McDonald's logo after forming what appears to be a double-top pattern.

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Now, the world's largest restaurant chain is itself no longer shying away from the memes.

Last week, Dogecoin holders started begging McDonald's to embrace DOGE after the fast food chain interacted with Billy Markus, co-founder of the original meme coin, by sending him a picture of a Shiba Inu dog with a French fry in its teeth.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.