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Newegg Now Accepting Dogecoin for Payments Via BitPay

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Updated by Kyle Baird
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In Brief

  • DOGE has been added as a payment option on Newegg via BitPay.
  • The token has risen by over 20% in the past 20 hours.
  • While DOGE continues to rise, some investors think that it's a bubble waiting to pop.
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Online retailer Newegg has introduced support for Dogecoin (DOGE) payments on its platform, boosting the meme token’s price considerably.

Computer part picking and sales platform Newegg announced via Twitter on April 20 that it’s considering accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) on its platform. The addition of the asset would be a great boost to its usability, which has largely functioned as a joke coin.

Newegg asked the Twitter community to retweet if they would like to DOGE support, and the response has been very positive.

Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus previously spoke about retailers accepting Dogecoin adding to the asset’s practical value:

The company was one of the earliest to begin supporting cryptocurrency payments. In 2014, it began accepting Bitcoin and added other assets over time. The 20-year-old company has a global presence, operating in North America, as well as in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Quick to capitalize on the meme nature of Dogecoin, Newegg also tweeted out to Elon Musk, asking him if he would buy on the platform. Musk hasn’t responded, though his support for Dogecoin is very well known.

Dogecoin to the moon?

Dogecoin continues to surge in value, going against the grain as other assets retrace and find earlier bottom support levels. The asset has spiked by over 400% in the past seven days, spurred by a cryptic tweet by Elon Musk.

Some in the crypto community have criticized the behavior of Dogecoin buyers and the asset itself. Many believe that it’s a bubble waiting to pop and that new investors will see losses once it crashes. Others feel that it goes against the practical role served by cryptocurrencies and is nothing more than a hype train.

But that has not stopped an increasing number of people from buying the asset, largely expecting the price to hit some arbitrary milestone. Asset holders have spoken of how they will HODL until the asset hits $1. It’s currently sitting at roughly $0.41.

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Rahul Nambiampurath's cryptocurrency journey first began in 2014 when he stumbled upon Satoshi's Bitcoin whitepaper. With a bachelor's degree in Commerce and an MBA in Finance from Sikkim Manipal University, he was among the few that first recognized the sheer untapped potential of decentralized technologies. Since then, he has helped DeFi platforms like Balancer and Sidus Heroes — a web3 metaverse — as well as CEXs like Bitso (Mexico's biggest) and Overbit to reach new heights with his...
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