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Dogecoin Jumps on Elon Musk SpaceX Tweet

The Tesla CEO said merchandise for his space exploration startup could soon be bought using the meme cryptocurrency.

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is once again helping his pet cryptocurrency, dogecoin (DOGE), gain some momentum.

  • The billionaire tweeted Friday morning ET that merchandise for SpaceX, his space exploration startup, will soon be able to be bought with dogecoin, just as it can be for Tesla merchandise.
  • The price of dogecoin jumped as much as 10% to nearly 9 cents immediately following the tweet, before recently settling to a gain of about 7.7%.
  • In December, Musk’s announcement that Tesla merchandise could be bought with dogecoin helped DOGE prices surge as much as 33%.

This article was originally published on coindesk.com

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