It isn’t just Elon Musk who is brimming with enthusiasm about Dogecoin.
Step forward Mark Cuban — the billionaire star of Shark Tank who owns the Dallas Mavericks.
The basketball team recently made a splash by announcing that it would allow fans to pay for tickets and merchandise using DOGE.
On Twitter, Cuban revealed that the Mavericks have already completed transactions worth 20,000 DOGE — making them “the largest Dogecoin merchant in the world.” He added:
“We thank all of you and can only say that if we sell another 6,556,000,000 #DOGECOIN worth of Mavs merch, #dogecoin will DEFINITELY HIT $1 !!!”
It’s a bold prediction — and generated plenty of enthusiasm on Crypto Twitter. At the time of writing, his post has been retweeted more than 9,700 times.
Cuban’s endorsement has helped DOGE become the top performer in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap on Monday, with gains of 10.5%.
McAfee’s DOGE Woes
New crypto-related charges against John McAfee were unveiled by the U.S. Department of Justice last week. He is already being detained in a Spanish prison on separate charges filed by the DoJ’s tax division.
On Twitter over the weekend, McAfee said “much of the new allegations from the Feds” concern the “coins of the day” that he highlighted in 2017 to his followers. He wrote:
“One of them was DOGE — now being touted years later by Elon Musk. The coin has increased well over 1000% since I chose it. Not a pump and dump.”
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