Elon Musk: “I will eat a happy meal on TV if McDonalds accepts Dogecoin”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is back at the relentless promotion of Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that started as a joke in December 2013 based on the popular “doge” meme represented by a Shiba Inu dog as its logo.
About two weeks ago, Musk announced in a tweet that Tesla will now let customers buy select items of merchandise using Dogecoin. The price of Dogecoin spiked after the news before crashing back to Earth. But that did not stop Musk from continuing to promote Dogecoin.
Tesla merch buyable with Dogecoin
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 14, 2022
This morning, Musk continues his promotion of Dogecoin saying that he would eat a happy meal on TV if Mcdonald’s accepted Dogecoin as payment. “I will eat a happy meal on tv if @McDonalds accepts Dogecoin,” Musk tweeted. Mcdonald’s has yet to take Musk up on the challenge.
I will eat a happy meal on tv if @McDonalds accepts Dogecoin
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2022
For months, Musk has been promoting Dogecoin. Calling it people’s coin, Musk once told TMZ in an interview that Dogecoin could be the future of cryptocurrency. He also offered words of caution for crypto investors saying “Don’t take too much risk with cryptos.”
“First of all, I think people should not invest their life savings in cryptocurrency. To be clear, I think that’s unwise. But if you want to sort of speculate and maybe have some fun, there is a good chance that crypto is the future currency of Earth. And then, it’s like, which one is it going to be? Maybe it’ll be multiple. But it should be considered speculation at this point. So don’t go too far on the crypto speculation part,” Musk said while signing autographs.
Some on social media as gone as far as calling Musk “The DogeFather,” a reference to the GodFather movie.