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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms He’ll Keep Buying and Supporting Dogecoin


Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms He'll Keep Buying and Supporting Dogecoin

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk has reaffirmed his commitment to dogecoin (DOGE). He confirms that he will keep buying and supporting the meme cryptocurrency. The price of dogecoin climbed following his statements amid a crypto market downturn.

Elon Musk Reaffirms Commitment to Dogecoin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reaffirmed his support for the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin a few times this weekend. On Sunday, Musk tweeted that he will keep supporting DOGE. He also indicated that he will keep buying the meme coin.

On Saturday, the Tesla boss also mentioned DOGE on Twitter in response to a tweet by Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus stating his “desire” for people to use DOGE “for something beyond pump and dump … so it has a reason to exist.”

Musk tweeted that dogecoin can be used to purchase merchandise at his companies, Tesla and Spacex, hinting that more could be offered “down the road.”

Tesla began accepting dogecoin for some merchandise in January. Last month, Musk said Spacex will soon accept DOGE for merchandise and Starlink subscriptions could soon follow suit.

At the time of writing, DOGE is trading at $0.062662, up 25% in the past 24 hours but down 30% over the last 30 days.

Musk has long been a supporter of dogecoin. He is known in the crypto community as the Dogefather. He believes that DOGE is the people’s crypto and has potential as a currency. In contrast, he said bitcoin is more suitable as a store of value.

The Tesla chief also previously revealed that he personally owns some DOGE in addition to BTC and ETH.

Last week, a dogecoin investor sued Musk, Tesla, and Spacex for promoting the meme crypto. The $258 billion class-action lawsuit alleges that Musk and his companies “falsely and deceptively claim that dogecoin is a legitimate investment when it has no value at all.” The plaintiff claims that Musk, Tesla, and Spacex “are engaged in a crypto pyramid scheme (aka Ponzi scheme) by way of dogecoin cryptocurrency.”

Musk also hinted last week that cryptocurrency payments will be integrated into Twitter if his bid to buy the social media company is successful. However, the 444 billion deal is currently on hold, and Musk has accused Twitter of a material breach of their merger agreement.

What do you think about Elon Musk saying he will keep buying and supporting dogecoin? Let us know in the comments section below.

Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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