• McDonald’s sparked reactions from Elon Musk and the Dogecoin (DOGE) community with a tweet on January 26th, 2023.
• Elon Musk reaffirmed his pledge to appear in a McDonald’s ad if the fast food chain implements DOGE payments.
• DOGE’s value has remained unaffected by “the DogeFather” speculation, trading at $0.085 USD at the time of writing.
On January 26th, 2023, the American multinational fast-food chain McDonald’s sent out a tweet that sparked reactions from Elon Musk and the Dogecoin (DOGE) community. The tweet, which simply said “what did I miss”, accumulated 8.1M views in less than 24 hours, likely due to the anticipation of a conversation between McDonald’s, Elon Musk and Dogecoin.
Business magnate Elon Musk replied to the McDonald’s tweet with “oh hi lol”. DogeDesigner, a UX/UI graphic designer at Dogecoin, seized the opportunity to resurrect a year-old tweet from Musk, in which he pledged that he would “eat a happy meal on tv if McDonald’s accepts Dogecoin.” DogeDesigner asked Musk if the deal was still open, to which Musk simply responded with the “100%” emoji.
The surge in views and engagement from the Twitter conversation has caused DOGE’s value to experience an upswing of 6.42% over the last seven days, according to data by Messari. Despite the speculation of a potential partnership between McDonald’s and Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency’s value has remained unaffected, trading at $0.085 USD at the time of writing.
The Twitter conversation between McDonald’s, Elon Musk and Dogecoin is a testament to the influence of social media in sparking public interest and engaging with potential customers. The 8.1M views suggest that the public is on the lookout for an innovative collaboration between the fast food chain and the cryptocurrency.
The collaboration between McDonald’s and Dogecoin is still subject to speculation, as no official announcement has been made. Nevertheless, the increasing value of DOGE and the support from Elon Musk suggest that the collaboration may be more than just a rumor.
It remains to be seen whether McDonald’s will accept Dogecoin payments and make Elon Musk’s pledge a reality. Only time will tell whether the tweet from McDonald’s will become a defining moment in cryptocurrency history.