The DogeFather kept his promise

First they laugh at you.

Then they laugh at what you say.

Then they laugh at what you do.

Then they buy from you.

That is what hundreds of thousands of people are doing now.

Buying from Tesla’s gift shop using Dogecoin.

The CyberWhistle is 835 Doge.

The Texas Belt Buckle is 300 Doge.

The CyberQuad for Kids is 12,020 Doge.

Dogecoin is a literal meme coin designed as a joke back in 2013.

That was nearly a decade ago.

Today, Dogecoin is the 11th largest cryptocurrency in the world.

It has a market cap worth $23 billion USD.

What started as a joke is now a dominant and serious currency that many have adopted.

Who’s laughing now?

Elon Musk tweeted about Tesla wanting to accept Dogecoin a while back.

He called himself the DogeFather.

The internet went absolutely crazy.

Wall street thought he was joking.

Crypto-warriors cheered.

Corporate America balked, thinking it is just another one of Elon’s wild tweet.

Then he went on and got busy with other exciting things like trying to colonize Mars and stuff.

On 14 Jan 2022, Elon tweeted “Tesla merch buyable with Dogecoin”.

Doge spiked 15% immediately.

He does that.

Since he became the unofficial King of Twitter, he has the track record of making huge announcements on his Twitter feed first.

That tweet has 51k retweets and more than 320k likes.

He actually kept his promise.

Back in Dec 2021, he tweeted about “Tesla will make some merch buyable with Doge & see how it goes”.

A man of his word.

What a joy.

Though it is apparent that his effect on markets is both powerful and scary.

He CAN move markets with a tweet.

The last time he tweeted about Dogecoin in 2020, it skyrocketed beyond belief.

Yes, the crypto market is prone to manipulation and there is a lot of new-found hype.

But that does not mean crypto will not endure into the future.

I belief crypto has a place in the future for all of us.

Elon doing this thing is just another small step towards that future.

And he is serious.

Some of the items can only be purchased in Doge.

Can you imagine how many people would get into crypto, learn about Doge, set up a wallet, buy Doge and actually purchase Tesla’s gifts?

Today its gift shop items, tomorrow it might be $100k Tesla cars.

When the world’s richest man and most valuable automobile company takes crypto seriously, everyone should too.


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Durwin Ho

Durwin Ho

CEO of StartupX | Web3.0, Crypto, DeFi, NFT Enthusiast |HyperX Sustainability Hackcelerator | Startup Weekend Singapore.