Dogecoin seems to be riding the wave. On Saturday, he saw another payee in the form of easyDNS, which became the first registrar of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment. In a statement, the Canadian firm said, “Continuing our tradition of being a cryptocurrency pioneer, we now accept DOGE payments for all services.” The blog post stated that they were the first to adopt the various cryptocurrencies that are currently thriving in the market.
The post added, “We were the first ICANN registrar to accept Bitcoin, the first to accept Ethereum, the first to accept Litecoin and now… DOGE.” This is a big win for the cryptocurrency which has risen rapidly in the market this week.
The company also conducted a friendly dig at Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has been a staunch supporter of digital currency. the Blog included a tweet from him and said, “Remember who was there first, again (and it wasn’t that guy).”
Dogecoin rose nearly 400% last week, thanks to some cryptic and non-cryptic tweets from Musk.
With this, easyDNS joins the list of companies that have warmed up to Dogecoin in the recent past. Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban was one of the first to do so. ad in March that its NBA franchise, Dallas Mavericks, would accept Dogecoin as a payment method for tickets and merchandise.
On April 14, Cuban gave his Twitter followers a update on how it was. “FYI, Dogecoin Mavs sales increased 550% over the past month. We have now sold over 122k Doge in merchandise! We will never sell a single Doge, ”he said.
Dogecoin gained further acceptance when cryptocurrency ATM provider CoinFlip made digital currency available for purchase at 1,800 ATMs in 46 US states.
Adult entertainment website PornHub has also added Dogecoin to the list of cryptocurrencies it accepts with Bitcoin, Ethereum, among others.
So far, Dogecoin appears to be following in the footsteps of its successful predecessor, Bitcoin. This year, Bitcoin grabbed the headlines when Musk decided to accept it as a form of payment at his Tesla business. Share the news, the tech billionaire wrote, “You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin.” He added, “Tesla only uses internal and open source software and directly operates Bitcoin nodes.”
Musk also said the option to pay by Bitcoin for people outside of the United States would be available later this year.
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