Newegg started accepting Dogecoin, after embracing Bitcoin in 2014

According to a press release on 20 April, Newegg, one of the leading tech-focused e-retailers in North America has started accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) as an official payment method with the help of BitPay.

The online retail giant allowed its customers to shop with Bitcoin back in 2014, Dogecoin is only the second cryptocurrency accepted by Newegg.

“The excitement and momentum around cryptocurrency are undeniable, and the recent surge in Dogecoin value underscores the need to make it easier for customers to make purchases with this popular cryptocurrency,” said Andrew Choi, Sr. Brand Manager of Newegg. “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.”

The Los Angeles-based company claims that the announcement is meant to celebrate #DogeDay, a made-up holiday celebrated on Apr. 20 when the joke coin is supposed to reach $1.

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