Tesla now accepts dogecoin for some merchandise on its website. CEO Elon Musk delivered on the promise he made in December that his electric car company will accept DOGE. Meanwhile, Tesla still has not resumed accepting bitcoin.
Dogecoin Now Accepted for Select Tesla Merchandise
Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has begun accepting dogecoin payments for some merchandise. CEO Elon Musk announced early Friday morning on Twitter, “Tesla merch buyable with dogecoin.” He first tweeted in December last year that Tesla will accept DOGE.
Following Musk’s tweet, dogecoin immediately surged about 10% but has since lost most of its gain. The price of the meme crypto is $0.1913 at the time of writing based on data from Bitcoin.com Markets.
Tesla’s shop now has a few items that can only be bought with the meme cryptocurrency. They include a Cybertruck Graffiti Cuffed Beanie that costs 205 DOGE; a Giga Texas Belt Buckle that costs 835 DOGE; a Cyberquad for Kids that costs 12,020 DOGE; and a Cyberwhistle that costs 300 DOGE.
An example of merchandise that can only be purchased with dogecoin on the Tesla website. Source: Tesla
Tesla’s website details:
Tesla only accepts dogecoin … Non-dogecoin digital assets sent to Tesla will not be returned to the purchaser.
Prior to Tesla activating the dogecoin payment option, some people on social media noticed that the source code on Tesla’s vehicle payment pages contains the word “dogecoin.” However, Tesla has not made an announcement whether dogecoin will be accepted for vehicle purchases.
Bitcoin.com News has verified that the code behind the payment page for a Tesla Model Y contains “dogecoin.”
The payment page of a Tesla Model Y with code showing “dogecoin.” Source: Tesla.