Amazon shied away from accepting Dogecoin as a form of payment


Amazon, the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos’ global online shop, is currently being convinced to accept Dogecoin as payment for products and services. According to a petition supporting the concept of Amazon accepting Dogecoin payment, over 140 thousand people have signed it.

The Dogecoin adoption campaign began four years ago. However, in the last two months, it has gained traction, with over 100,000 people signing the petition within the deadline.

As has been widely documented, the meme coin began as a joke. With its recent surge and entry into the top ten cryptocurrencies, the coin is far from being a joke. Doge holders have continued to promote the coin, with some declaring today (April 20th) as ‘Doge day’ in order to push the coin to $1.

On Twitter, the hashtag #DogeDay trended all day. Doge to $1 is unavoidable, according to one consumer, but this is only a small amount compared to the coin’s potential.

Similarly, Mark Cuban, a billionaire businessman, expects the coin will reach $1 and will use that leverage to pay for a basketball ticket in Doge for his professional basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks. The club also sells other Doge-related merchandise, and the billionaire vowed that the club will keep all Doge received as payment and not sell a single one.

What is the difference between Amazon and Doge?

Amazon has been wary of cryptocurrency payments in general. Furthermore, regardless of the number of signatures, the company is not obligated to follow the petition’s result.

Since the company is focusing on launching it’s own blockchain, it’s possible that the organization’s stance may shift throughout the future. The company has launched an application process for qualified candidates interested in working in its Digital and Emerging Payments division. Despite the application’s release, it’s unclear what the company has in mind when it comes to crypto.


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