Newegg has announced that it will accept payments in the form of the Dogecoin crypto currency. The announcement was made official a few hours back after the e-tailer had teased such a thing earlier today. The idea occurred to Newegg as a way to celebrate #DogeDay which makes it one of the first major e-tailers to accept Dogecoin as payment. Interestingly, Newegg was also one of the first to move ahead with Bitcoin as a way to pay back in 2014. Here's what Andrew Choi, Sr. Brand Manager of Newegg said:
The excitement and momentum around cryptocurrency are undeniable, and the recent surge in Dogecoin value underscores the need to make it easier for customers to make purchases with this popular cryptocurrency,
We’re committed to making it easy for our customers to shop however works best for them, and that means letting them complete transactions with the payment method that suits them best. To that end, we’re happy to give Dogecoin fans an easy way to shop online for tech.
For customers on Newegg who wish to pay using Dogecoin, one has to click “Edit” in the payment section on the checkout page when completing an order and then select the "BitPay" option as the method of payment. You can find more information related to payment via BitPay here. In the last 24 hours, Dogecoin has had a 10% jump and is currently trading for ~$0.419.
Source: Newegg (Twitter)