In response to a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that he supports the listing of Dogecoin on Coinbase.
Elon Musk, the CEO of the electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), recently talked about Coinbase allowing Dogecoin on its platform. Musk expressed his desire for the meme-based crypto to be allowed on Coinbase in response to a tweet.
Elon Musk Want to See Dogecoin on Coinbase
Musk is a known supporter of dogecoin and has constantly been posting tweets supporting the digital asset. Musk’s supporting tweets on dogecoin are one of the factors accelerating the adoption of the cryptocurrency.
On the 13th of March, Musk tweeted “Yes” with an exclamation mark, replying to a Twitter user who asked:
Hi Elon, I saw a report that Coinbase was used for the Tesla BTC purchase (nice entry btw)
Do you think Coinbase should enable Dogecoin on their platform? It would enable many folks to easily access DOGE
— 💸💸💸 (@itsALLrisky) March 12, 2021
Currently, Coinbase has a “No DOGE Allowed” policy. The crypto exchange does not support the Shiba Inu featured meme coin. Ahead of its IPO, Coinbase’s publication climbed to over $100 billion. The crypto exchange plans to go public on Nasdaq.
Over time, Coinbase has been When Tesla invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin. The Block revealed that the transaction occurred on the Coinbase platform. Reliable sources added that Coinbase conducted the purchase on Tesla’s behalf in the first week of February.
At press time, Dogecoin is down 6.43% to $0.05727. With a market cap of over $7 billion, DOGE has declined 20.26% to more than $1.9 billion in its 24-hour trading volume. In January, DOGE spiked more than 600% and has grown about 1,130% in its year-to-date record.
DOGE’s Increasing Adoption
Lately, the general crypto market has been recording growth as several digital assets continue to pull in gains while hitting record highs. Coinspeaker earlier reported that Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), and Binance coin (BNB) have been seeing significant increases.
Doge’s increasing adoption over the past weeks is evident in the basketball team Dallas Mavericks announcing plans to accept the crypto as payment for tickets and merchandise. The Dallas Mavericks support for DOGE is part of an agreement with BitPay, which aims to begin payment options with the cryptocurrency for both merchants and consumers.
In a press release, Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban said:
“The Mavericks have decided to accept dogecoin as payment for Mavs tickets and merchandise for one very important, earth shattering reason, because we can! Because we can, we have chosen to do so.”
Also, ATM provider CoinFlip said on the 2nd of March that customers can now buy DOGE with cash on its 1,800 machine network.
In addition, leading sports brand Wooter Apparel declared its support for dogecoin as an alternative form of online payment.
Since Dogecoin became known from a popular meme in 2013, several companies and merchants have accepted the coin. Some of the companies that support DOGE are CovCare, Travala.com, Stake Box, AiryTea, and more.
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