Dogecoin can now be used to buy things at GameStop, Nordstrom, Lowe’s, Petco and many more other stores.
Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus known as Shibetoshi Nakamoto on Twitter said news of Dogecoin been acceptable in various stores is a big deal but “went pretty unnoticed”.
Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, two software developers, created Dogecoin in 2013.
Billy created dogecoin, based on the Doge shiba inu meme as a parody of the known cryptocurrency bitcoin.
In a recent tweet, Markus said that he created Dogecoin in “like two hours and didn’t consider anything.”
Billy Markus sells his coins to buy a Honda Civic
Markus went on Dogecoin Reddit to clear up news about incorrect assumptions about his involvement and shares in the project.
“I’m no longer part of the Dogecoin project, I left around 2015 as the community started to strongly shift from one that I was comfortable with.” He said.
He added: “I don’t currently own any Dogecoin except what has been tipped to me recently, I gave away and/or sold all the crypto I had back in 2015 after being laid off and scared about my dwindling savings at the time, for about enough in total to buy a used Honda Civic.”
Markus said he left the project over 7 years ago due to harassment from the community.
Markus, 38, now works in the San Francisco Bay Area as a software developer for an education corporation.
Jelani Day Body Found in Illinois River, Cause of death Unknown
The male body found in the Illinois River on Sept. 4 is missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day. The LaSalle County Coroner confirmed.
Forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison helped confirm the identity of the body. Coroner Richard Ploch added.
The cause of Jelani Day’s death is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing. Toxicology is still testing.
Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. at the Illinois State University campus. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did not show up for a class for several days.
Jelani’s last known location was at Beyond Hello in Bloomington at 9:21 a.m. Aug. 24.
His car was recovered in Peru, IL on Aug. 27 with no license plates in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA and north of the intersection of 12th Street and Westclox Avenue.
During a press conference, Bloomington Police Department Spokesperson John Fermon said they are still working to figure out some of the details regarding Day’s death.
“We haven’t said if there’s foul play or anything like that. People are on edge. It impacts everyone,” Fermon said.