Major League Baseball (MLB) team Oakland Athletics is officially offering pairs of plaza infield tickets for 100 Dogecoin.
The tickets, which went on sale on May 3 and will be available through May 6, usually sell for as much as $80, but given Dogecoin’s current price fans can get a 45% discount.
The MLB endorsement should give Dogecoin a boost in the eyes of the public, demonstrating it is a viable alternative payment option, something comedian Bill Maher is skeptical about.
All payments are processed through Bitpay, a trusted crypto platform that protects both business and consumers. The Oakland Athletics support of Doge provides further momentum for the cryptocurrency that may have started as a joke, but is gaining traction as a legitimate cryptocurrency.
The token enjoys endorsement from Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Dogecoin’s market cap hit $57bn, surpassing that of companies such as Twitch and Ford Motors.
Dogecoin is far from settled, but the token has seen an 8,000% increase this year, so things are looking up for the “meme currency”. Doge is also very popular at online casinos such as FortuneJack, Cloudbet and 1xBit.