Elon Musk today asked his followers in a poll on Twitter whether Tesla should accept payment in dogecoin, the meme-inspired cryptocurrency.
Musk's recent tweet comes just days after his commercial rocket company, SpaceX, said that it would accept dogecoin as payment.
"Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?" Musk asked his 53.8 million followers on the social media platform. And so far, almost 80% of pollsters voted in favor of the idea.
Musk's tweets this year have turned the once-obscure digital currency into a speculator's dream.
The Tesla chief is now the biggest booster of the world's fifth-most valuable cryptocurrency, having talked up the coin over the past few months, including the announcement Sunday that it will be used to pay for a new moon mission launched by his SpaceX rocket firm in 2022.
Asked earlier in February whether he thought dogecoin could be the next global currency, Elon Musk said: "I think it should be the will of the people. … What would be the most ironic outcome? That the currency that was invented as a joke in fact becomes the real currency."
Is this surprising?
To some maybe, but not to us. After Elon announce the Doge-1 moon mission with SpaceX, I knew everything he tweeted about dogecoin would soon become a reality: This included Tesla accepting the currency, Satellites used for dogecoin, Super computers for Dogecoin and so on. All this hints weren't for fun..Elon is too focused and meticulous to make tweets without some real meaning hidden behind it. Long term we predict dogecoin will past $1.
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