- Newegg adds Dogecoin to its payment options
- Dogecoin's popularity and value have skyrocketed in recent months
Just in time for DogeDay, online electronics retailer Newegg announced it’ll happily take as legal tender.
"We are now accepting #dogecoin as an official payment method via BitPay. Simply click "Edit" in the payment section during checkout, select @BitPay, and complete your transaction," the Newegg Twitter account tweeted late yesterday. The news was timed to coincide with everyone’s favorite new, ironic stoner holiday, DogeDay, also known as 4/20.
Newegg was founded in 2001 by Taiwan-born American entrepreneur Fred Chang, in Los Angeles. In 2014, it became one of the first companies to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. Since then, it has added Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, USD tokens.
"We're committed to making it easy for our customers to shop however works best for them, and that means letting them complete transactions with the payment method that suits them best. To that end, we're happy to give Dogecoin fans an easy way to shop online for tech," said Andrew Choi, Sr. Brand Manager of Newegg, in a statement.
At check out, when users select BitPay as the payment method, shoppers can select the cryptocurrency (including Dogecoin) they want to use to make their purchase. Of course, given Dogecoin’s insane pump lately, why would anyone want to spend it?