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.