Elon Musk says Tesla merchandise buyable using dogecoin, crypto surges

By Livemint
Representation of cryptocurrency Dogecoin is seen in this illustration taken November (REUTERS)

Tesla Inc merchandise can be bought using the digital currency dogecoin, the electric-car maker's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in a tweet on Friday.

Products such as the "Cyberwhistle" and "Cyberquad for Kids" could be bought using the cryptocurrency, according to the Tesla website. 

Musk had tweeted in December saying Tesla will accept dogecoin as payment for merchandise on a test basis.

Dogecoin surged nearly 20% at $0.202 after Musk's tweet. 

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