• Elon Musk suggests that McDonald’s should accept Dogecoin as payment.
• He offered to eat a Happy Meal live on television if the company does so.
• Twitter users are responding to the tweet with hope that McDonald’s would reconsider its decision not to take Dogecoin.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and a major proponent of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, recently made headlines with his Twitter acquisition deal, and has now sparked another discussion on Twitter when he suggested that McDonald’s should accept Dogecoin as payment. Musk tweeted that he would be prepared to consume a Happy Meal live on television if McDonald’s accepts the cryptocurrency.
The tweet began after McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, inquired on Twitter about what they had missed, which prompted Tesla’s CEO to respond with a hint about the possibility. When a designer from Dogecoin questioned whether Musk’s first offer to McDonald’s on adopting Dogecoin was still open, the multibillionaire responded with a “100” emoji. Later, the designer posted a tweet to McDonald’s on his official account, to which Twitter users responded in various ways, with some expressing hope that the quick-service restaurant company would rethink its decision to stop taking Dogecoin.
It is no secret that Dogecoin has become increasingly popular, especially over the past few months. Musk, as well as other celebrities, have taken to Twitter to show their support for the cryptocurrency, and while the value of Dogecoin has fluctuated, the coin has seen a huge surge in value over the past few weeks. This has led to more companies accepting Dogecoin as payment, and Musk’s tweet has sparked renewed interest in the cryptocurrency.
If McDonald’s were to accept Dogecoin, it would be a major step forward for the currency, as it would bring it into the mainstream. It would also be a huge step forward for the cryptocurrency industry, as it would signal that mainstream companies are beginning to take cryptocurrencies seriously.
It remains to be seen whether or not McDonald’s will accept Dogecoin, but it is clear that there is a lot of support for the idea. If McDonald’s does decide to accept the cryptocurrency, it could be a game-changer for the industry. For now, all eyes are on the fast-food chain to see if they will take the leap into the world of cryptocurrencies.