Dogecoin has broken into Major League Baseball, with the Oakland A's selling tickets priced in the meme cryptocurrency
Oakland Athleticssaid on Monday it was selling pods of tickets for 100 dogecoin.
- The meme cryptocurrency has soared in recent weeks to an all-time high of $0.48302 on Tuesday.
- Oakland A's follows the Dallas Mavericks in accepting dogecoin as payment.
Dogecoin's steady advance into the mainstream continued on Monday, with the Oakland Athletics baseball team announcing it would sell pairs of tickets for 100 units of the meme cryptocurrency.
Oakland A's president Dave Kaval said on Twitter the team had already processed dogecoin transactions, which he said were the first in Major League Baseball history. He added the hashtag #DogecoinToTheMoon.The transactions are another twist in dogecoin's remarkable tale. The cryptocurrency was started as a joke in 2013, using the image of the meme Shiba Inu dog known online as
Oakland A's announced it was selling two-seat pods in the Plaza Infield for 100 dogecoin for games against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 3, 4, 5, or 6 in a tweet on Monday.Given dogecoin's price on Tuesday, the pod tickets would be worth around $48, a steep discount compared to the usual price of around $80.
Fans were being asked to fill out a form so they could be contacted by a ticketing representative with details of how to pay via BitPay.It is not the Oakland A's first foray into the world of
Many analysts have said dogecoin does not have the use cases of other cryptocurrencies, however, and that retail investors should be very careful when investing in so-called
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