It may be a few hours before April Fool’s Day, but this is no joke.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday (April 1) that he would place the “literal dogecoin” (pronounced “dohj coin”) in the “literal moon” on.
SpaceX plans to put the literal Dogecoin on the literal moon April 1, 2021
Although some questioned whether Musk was joking about April Fools̵
Sheetz tweeted: “I know it’s April Fool’s Day, but I don’t have a second question to ask him.” Musk replied, “After all, SpaceX’s first orbiting payload. It’s just a circle of cheese.” (In fact, SpaceX did send a circle of cheese into orbit during the test flight of the Dragon spacecraft in 2010.)
After all, the payload that SpaceX sent into orbit for the first time and returned was a circle of cheese… April 1, 2021
49-year-old Musk calls himself “Tesla’s technology king” and is an ardent supporter of cryptocurrencies (including Dogecoin and Bitcoin). In February of this year, Tesla announced that it had purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. A month later, Musk said that Tesla will accept it as a vehicle payment.
SpaceX has not issued a similar statement.
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Dogecoin was originally a joke, created in 2013 by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. The description on Dogecoin.com stated that the cryptocurrency using Shiba Inu as the mascot is “an open source peer-to-peer digital currency, favored by Shiba Inus.”
There are several different ways to obtain cryptocurrency: buying, trading on an exchange or “mining”.
This is not the first time Musk has mentioned the existence of Dogecoin on the moon. In February of this year, Musk posted a Shiba Inu memetic tweet on the moon with a Dogecoin logo on it.
After Musk’s tweet, the price of Dogecoin skyrocketed, because a few minutes after Musk’s announcement, the price of Dogecoin rose by nearly 30% to $0.70.
It is not clear whether Musk really intends to send Dogecoin to the moon, but given its lunar exploration plan, the company may achieve this goal.
In August 2020, Space.com reported that SpaceX’s interstellar spacecraft may reach the lunar surface with NASA payloads in 2022. In February, NASA said it would use SpaceX to provide launch services for part of the ongoing Gateway project (the upcoming outpost). Orbit the moon.
As stated by Business Insider, physical coins are sold as souvenirs, but cannot be used as currency.
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