Multi Billionaire Elon Musk has hinted that satellite internet provider Starlink may begin accepting dogecoin, the largest meme coin. The eccentric entrepreneur responded with a winking face emoji to this request from the community.
Starlink aims to offer high-speed broadband Internet to customers in the most remote corners of the planet. The company now has around 2,000 functional satellites after performing dozens of launches. The service costs $ 99 per month in addition to paying $ 499 for the hardware kit. Musk's SpaceX may also enable dogecoin payments. In fact, as recently reported, the space exploration company has already accepted DOGE for a lunar mission called DOGE-1 which will be launched in the first quarter of 2022, while Tesla has begun to allow the purchase of some of its products with dogecoin. pushing the price of the cryptocurrency significantly higher. Musk initially announced the plan in December.
Last March, Tesla enabled bitcoin payments, but then stopped them due to the known environmental problems related to the massive use of energy, often not even from renewable sources. Musk also called on McDonald's to accept dogecoin in late January, but it apparently didn't work, with the fast-food giant laughing at the initiative. Meanwhile, dogecoin is back in the top 10 of the largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The meme coin has been slightly green for the past 24 hours along with rival Shiba Inu. Polkadot and avalanche (AVAX) are among the biggest laggards, with a drop of more than 5%.