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Fans will now use Dogecoin to purchase tickets to see the Oakland Athletics play the Toronto Blue Jays later this month.
The team, also known as the Oakland A’s, is offering pairs of plaza infield tickets for 100 DOGE from May 3 until May 6. Two plaza infield tickets usually go for around $80 total, but with Doge sitting at around $0.43 today, fans will be able to fetch themselves a 46% discount if they purchase the tickets in Doge.
Join us at the ballpark as the Blue Jays roll into town!
Two-seat pods in the Plaza Infield are available for 100 Dogecoin for the series.
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) May 3, 2021
The squad accepts Bitpay payments and will distribute tickets online through the MLB Ballpark app.
The Oakland Athletics, as portrayed in the 2011 box office hit and true tale “Moneyball,” first entered the crypto room in March, when they began offering full-season access to six-person suits for 1 BTC.
The Athletics’ Doge adoption demonstrates the Dogecoin’s ever-increasing popularity. According to CoinGecko info, Doge now has a market cap of more than $57 billion, which is $500 million higher than the market cap of the leading stablecoin Tether (USDT), which is $52 billion.
Despite potentially having little inherent worth, Doge has outperformed mainstream giants such as Honda Motor Co., which has a market cap of $52.9 billion, Ford Motors, which has a market cap of $46 billion, and Twitter, which has a market cap of $43 billion.
Ironically, long before Dogecoin became a cult hero in the media, Dogecoin designer Billy Markus sold his entire Doge stash in 2015 for the price of a used Honda Civic.
Dogecoin’s price has risen this month, presumably due to a slew of popular companies looking to capitalise on DOGE’s cult-like reputation to sell sweets and confectionaries. DOGE has increased by 663 percent in the last 30 days.
Doge has changed hands for $11 million in the last 24 hours, driving premiums up 8.7 percent to about $0.43.