SpaceX to follow Tesla in accepting DOGE payments for merch: Elon Musk

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Just four months after EV maker Tesla accepted Dogecoin (DOGE) for business purchases, Elon Musk announced his plans to expand payment options for his space exploration company SpaceX.

Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has been a staunch supporter of the DOGE ecosystem since 2019 and has since publicly expressed interest in accepting Mem Coin payments at his multi-billion dollar ventures.

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Historically, Musk’s pro-Dogecoin tweets have had an immediate and positive effect on DOGE’s market price as investors seek to capitalize on the hype. However, recent revelations about SpaceX’s plan to accept DOGE payments for goods had no significant effect on the price amid a bearish crypto market.

Furthermore, data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that DOGE lost over 55% in value between May 8 and 12, trading at $0.08077 at the time of writing.

Dogecoin price 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

In December 2021, after Musk confirmed that Tesla would accept DOGE for goods, DOGE gained 25%. With a similar time frame, the entrepreneur revealed his belief about DOGE being a better daily payment option than bitcoin (BTC).

If things work out according to plan for the world’s richest man, Musk may finally start allowing DOGE payments for Starlink memberships.

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