All aboard! Elon Musk’s Vegas Loop now taking Dogecoin payments

The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunnel-construction firm, has started allowing customers to use Dogecoin to pay for rides on its Las Vegas transit system.

CNBC reported on July 6 that Bitpay had launched a new payment option through Bitpay, just one day after opening its Loop station at Las Vegas Convention Center.

Although the Boring Company hasn’t confirmed the new method of payment, Elon Musk, the founder, did so in a tweet responding to a question about the news. He said: “Supporting doge whenever possible.”

Assisting Doge whenever possible
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk), July 6, 2022

DogeDesigner, a Dogecoin Foundation graphic designer, shared a video on the same day with his 13,600 followers. It featured him navigating through the Vegas Loop booking site and making a purchase for a day-pass via BitPay using 37.52 DOGE.

EXCLUSIVE! The Boring Company accepts Dogecoin via BitPay. This is the #Dogecoin video that shows how to book a day pass for Vegas Loop. @elonmusk @BillyM2k
— July 7, 2022, DogeDesigner (@cb_doge).

The fourth stop on the 1.7-mile Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is the new Loop station, which is located beneath Resorts World Las Vegas.

The subterranean tunnel network allows commuters to catch electric Tesla-branded human-driven vehicles from one station to the next.

This is a far cry of the original Vegas “hyperloop” plans, which were to use magnetic propulsion to transport passenger-carrying capsules at high speeds through a tunnel system.

In the future, the company will implement driverless vehicles in its Vegas transportation system.

Musk’s latest integration is the support for Dogecoin payments via Loop.

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Tesla CEO Musk announced last December that DOGE would be accepted by the electric vehicle manufacturer for certain merchandise orders. This announcement saw Dogecoin prices rise 25%.

Musk announced in May 2022 that he would extend the payment option for SpaceX’s space exploration company SpaceX. However, this did not have a significant impact on the price.

Dogecoin’s current price is $0.06851 as of writing. This is an increase of 1.15% in the last 24 hours.

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