Crypto advocate and Tesla billionaire Elon Musk thinks Coinbase ought to listing meme-based cryptocurrency dogecoin on the roster of cryptocurrencies it allows to trade.
The billionaire tweeted “Sure!” on Saturday in response to a Twitter consumer asking him whether or not he thinks the trade, which is ready to go public subsequent month, ought to allow dogecoin transactions.
He additionally said he is getting a Shiba Inu, the canine breed that dogecoin options on its coin.
The worth of dogecoin has surged greater than 1,100% this yr and was final buying and selling round $0.056 on Monday. The cryptocurrency initially started as a joke in 2013, however has risen in reputation after gaining increased attention from endorsements by Musk, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, rapper Snoop Dogg, and musician Gene Simmons.
Dogecoin is nonetheless currently offered by the world’s largest cryptocurrency trade, Binance, primarily based on shopper demand. Earlier this month, bitcoin ATM operator CoinFlip formally added the meme coin to its community of 9 different cryptos. Enabling the joke-based cryptocurrency on Coinbase would expose it to a complete new class of institutional and retail buyers.
Coinbase, which has a rumored valuation of about $100 billion, is ready to go public by way of a direct itemizing later this month. The corporate achieved profitability in 2020, however its present anticipated valuation implies that it could change into the most important trade on this planet by income.