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Customers can spend Dogecoin at GameStop, Nordstrom, Lowe’s & Petco

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Dogecoin can now be used to buy things at GameStop, Nordstrom, Lowe’s, Petco and many more other stores.

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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.”

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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.

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Markus, 38, now works in the San Francisco Bay Area as a software developer for an education corporation.

 

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