Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company will accept Dogecoin to pay for certain merch items last month, and one user has validated the claim using internal code.
The mention comes alongside what looks to be a command with the words “setPaymentType,” hinting that Tesla’s planned move to accept Dogecoin for some things may be imminent.
Dogecoin code has been spotted in Tesla's payment processing code, much WOW.https://t.co/feqH9w1zdH
Maybe a new shop item is coming 😉 pic.twitter.com/zEqjf10rL8
— Tesla Shop Bot (@TeslaShopBot) January 11, 2022
In October, the code on Tesla’s website was also found to list Shiba and Bitcoin as payment options, also hinting that the automaker may be looking to re-introduce cryptocurrency to its accepted forms of payment.
Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX also launched the DOGE-1 Mission to the moon last year, which was paid for entirely by Dogecoin.
Almost a year ago, Musk also bought Dogecoin for his youngest son X Æ A-XII so he could be a “Toddler Hodler,” following widespread jokes about “hodling” (holding) Bitcoin.
Contributing writer at TeslaNorth, Zach is originally from Fremont, California and has covered electric vehicles, autonomous driving, charging, solar power and space exploration, among other tech topics.