In another sign that dogecoin may be moving beyond its roots as a meme token, the Dallas Mavericks are set to begin accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for tickets and merchandise. Owner Mark Cuban told DealBook Thursday that he and his basketball team decided on this, “because we can!” The billionaire entrepreneur added: “Sometimes in business, you have to do things that are fun.”
None of the twelve people to ever reach the lunar surface have reportedly carried any currency with them. Heavily pumped by Elon Musk’s tweets, Dogecoin may be the first cryptocurrency to literally reach the moon following an aborted launch of a SpaceX ship. Though perhaps jokingly, Musk has repeatedly implied on Twitter that Dogecoin (DOGE) will be the first cryptocurrency — or any currency, unless astronauts plan to take cash with them — to follow in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps. The SpaceX CEO may have single-handedly been responsible for a number of price surges for the token, which has risen more than 60% in the last 30 days to reach $0.0508 at time of publication.
Injin Coin has been the best-performing top 100 crypto coin today, hitting an all-time high amid the growing craze for non-fungible tokens. Enjin coins were up 31 per cent to US89.05c in the 24 hours to 2.45pm AEDT, almost double its value from a week ago. Enjin Coin traded as high as US89.7c around 2.30pm, according to Coingecko. ENJ is up about 17-fold in US dollar terms since its 2017 “initial coin offering,” according to ICO drops.
The cryptocurrency market seems to be flipping bullish after Bitcoin made a real move above $50,000 on Wednesday during the European session. BTC’s move also poked Ethereum bulls to join the market from the sidelines, pushing the price past $1,600. Ripple has overcome the stubborn resistance at $0.45 while eyeing higher levels. The rest of the market is shifting bullishly, led by cryptoassets like NEM (up 11%), Terra (up 20%), and Filecoin (up 10%).
PayPal is said to be in the process of buying Curv, a technology firm that powers the secure storage of cryptocurrency, according to three sources familiar with the situation. Israeli news outlet Calcalist reported Tuesday that Curv was being sold for between $200 million and $300 million, without naming the buyer. “PayPal is buying Curv for $500 million,” a source from within the digital asset custody space told CoinDesk on Monday. “From where I’m hearing it, I’m pretty sure it’s true.”
The firm Rakuten Inc., often referred to as “the Amazon of Japan,” announced customers can now load up Rakuten Pay accounts with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and bitcoin cash. In order to commemorate the latest crypto service, Rakuten is also offering bonus points to people leveraging “Rakuten Cash” via crypto assets. Crypto Can Pay for Rakuten Goods and Services, Alongside Mister Donut, Familymart, and McDonald’s.