Top 10 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listed Companies That Accept Dogecoin As Payment
Dogecoin (DOGE), the meme coin, which started as a joke, has been widely adopted as a payment method across popular brands following its popularity in the cryptocurrency industry.
Launched in 2013, the cryptocurrency which has an unlimited supply saw its value spike to nearly $1 last year, a remarkable price action that bolstered interest in the 12th-largest token.
With interest in DOGE skyrocketing, top companies do not want to miss out on its unending opportunities and have opted to accept cryptocurrency as a payment method.
Over a hundred companies have announced support for DOGE payments. However, this article has decided to cover only the top 10 New York Stock Exchange-listed companies that accept DOGE payments.
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, a popular American electric car company, has not failed to throw his weight behind the popular memecoin. As a Dogecoin proponent, the billionaire investor proceeded to integrate the cryptocurrency as a payment method. Users can purchase Tesla electric cars as well as other accessories on Dogecoin.
Newegg is an online retail company that offers the sale of computer hardware and consumer electronics. The online retail giant started accepting DOGE payments in spring 2021. It is worth noting that the use of DOGE on Newegg is limited as customers cannot use the payment method for subscription orders, gift cards, and return labels.
Keys4Coins is a PC game store where users can buy gift cards and game keys using Dogecoin. Some of the game keys the platform offers include PSN, Origin, and Steam, among others. The platform also offers a range of other cryptocurrency payments such as Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin.
Bitrefill creates an opportunity for Dogecoin users to buy all forms of gift cards for travel, clothing, grocery shopping, movies, gaming, etc. With gift cards purchased on Bitrefill, you can use them to buy items from online stores that are yet to offer Dogecoin payments. Some of these platforms include Google Play, Amazon, Steam, etc.
Launched on June 6, 2011, Twitch is an American live video streaming service focused exclusively on video games. The video-sharing platform hinted at offering DOGE payments as far back as 2014, years before interest in the nascent asset class exploded. With cryptocurrency, users can pay for subscriptions, tip gamers, and perform other available services on the platform without the need to connect their credit cards.
Canadian-based internet service provider easyDNS started accepting Dogecoin payments in Spring 2021. The development made easyDNS ranked the first Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to adopt Dogecoin payments in exchange for domain names, DNS, and email servers.
The Dallas Mavericks announced in March 2021 that customers can now pay for match tickets and other merchandise using the popular memecoin. To make the initiative possible, the American professional basketball team had to partner with BitPay, thus allowing fans to pay for match tickets and other merchandise using Dogecoin.
In a bid to accept Dogecoin payments for movie tickets and the rest of its merchandise, popular American cinema AMC Theaters partnered with leading crypto payment provider BitPay earlier this year. At the moment AMC Theaters customers can make DOGE payments directly on the website, but they will have to wait until mid-April to use the cryptocurrency on the app.
With Dogecoin, travelers can pay for flight tickets on Latvian airline airBaltic. Although using DOGE to pay for flight tickets is not as common as paying for physical goods, airline operators are beginning to see the prospects of the memecoin based on its popularity globally.
airBaltic’s support of Dogecoin is part of an effort to lure more customers who are cryptocurrency enthusiasts into using the brand. Aside from Dogecoin, airBaltic also supports ethereum ETH), Binance USD (BUSD), USD coin (USDC), pax standard token, and Gemini USD (GUSD).
The popular American gaming and electronic merchandise GameStop announced in late 2021 that it would be accepting Dogecoin payments as well as Shiba Inu (SHIB). The initiative was possible as a result of the company’s partnership with Flexa, a cryptocurrency payment provider. With Flexa’s app, SPEDN, GameStop customers can pay for goods on the online store using Dogecoin.
While the list does not feature the complete number of companies currently accepting DOGE payments, the article indicates a growing interest in the meme coin. With more companies adopting Dogecoin payments, enthusiasts will not have to go through the stress of using the traditional payment method, which has multiple downsides.
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