Fast food giant McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) recidivism. After causing a stir with a tweet in late January, catching the attention of those running crypto accounts, the company sent out another on Saturday night that went viral.
What happened: CEO of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk replied to the company’s tweet with the “sweat droplets” emoji. The emoji could mean someone is stressed. Musk may have hinted that he was anxious about the announcement.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 13, 2022
In a follow-up tweet, McDonald’s hinted that the announcement could take place at 6:20 p.m.
brb set my alarm clock at 6:20 p.m. and tomorrow https://t.co/c2jraB6La2
—McDonalds (@McDonalds) February 13, 2022
MacDonald’s tweet has since received over 33,000 likes and it has been retweeted over 4,000 times. And Musk’s response has over 14,000 likes and 1,077 retweets.
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Why it matters: McDonald’s tweet is interpreted by many as pointing to an announcement regarding the acceptance of the Dogecoin (CRYPTO:DOGE) meme coin as a payment option.
Incidentally, at the end of January, Musk had tweeted that he would eat a good meal on TV if McDonald’s accepted Dogecoin. The dog-themed currency had a short-lived reaction when Musk publicized the offer.
Dogecoin has been a laggard in the current cryptocurrency market recovery. The crypto meme is down about 14% for the year-to-date period. If McDonald’s decided to accept the Doge payment, it would be something of a coup for crypto. This could lead to more mainstream adoption of Doge and help him out of the lackluster phase.
Although McDonald’s tweet didn’t move Doge much, Musk’s response early on Sunday sent him skyrocketing. When last verified, Dogecoin is up 7.51% to $0.1529.
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