Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that dogecoin will soon be accepted at Spacex for merchandise, in the same way Tesla is accepting DOGE payments. Furthermore, Starlink subscriptions may also be paid with dogecoin “one day.”
Spacex to Soon Accept Dogecoin for Merchandise
Dogecoin got a little boost Friday when Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Spacex will soon accept the meme cryptocurrency for merchandise. The Spacex boss tweeted: “Tesla merch can be bought with DOGE, soon Spacex merch too.”
In addition, Musk said that Spacex’s Starlink subscriptions may “one day” be paid with dogecoin. Starlink provides “High-speed, low-latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe,” its website describes.
Following Musk’s tweet about Spacex accepting dogecoin, the price of the meme cryptocurrency spiked. At the time of his tweet, DOGE was trading at $0.078399 per coin. It quickly rose more than 8% to $0.084927. However, the meme coin soon lost most of its gains and is currently trading at $0.081469.
Tesla began accepting dogecoin payments in January for some merchandise, and the electric car company currently accepts no other cryptocurrencies. The company used to accept bitcoin for products but stopped due to environmental concerns. Musk said in June last year that Tesla will resume accepting BTC when miners can confirm 50% clean energy usage. However, he has yet to revisit the subject.