Elon Musk asks Twitter if Tesla should accept Dogecoin
Elon musk ran a Twitter poll on Tuesday, asking respondents whether they want Tesla to accept Dogecoin as a payment method.
The poll showe over 400,000 responses in the first 10 minutes and is almost at the one million mark as of the time of writing. Musk's Twitter poll will run for 24 hours and could be a precursor to the company adding the popular meme coin as a payment method. As respons to the poll, currently about 78% of respondents in support of Tesla accepting Dogecoin payments.
The DOGE community have been urging the Tesla CEO to add the cryptocurrency to its list of accepted payment methods for buying at Tesla, given Musk's apparent fondness for the token.
Musk's tweet has already caused a significant reaction in the Dogecoin price as always with the 15-minute chart showing a sudden price action surge for DOGE coinciding with the time when the poll was published.
However, Dogecoin is up more than 10,600% year-to-date and seemed on course for the $1 mark earlier in May on the back of feverish market enthusiasm. The meme coin enthusiasm has reached so much popularity that DOGE outstripped Bitcoin for the first time according to Google Trends as most searched crypto.
The company is already accepting BTC as a payment method for its electric vehicles. Moreover, Tesla aslo made the announcement back in March while also stating its intentions to run a Bitcoin node.