- Elon Musk on Tuesday appeared to urge McDonald's to accept Dogecoin as payment.
- The Tesla CEO said he'd eat a McDonald's Happy Meal on TV if the chain accepted the coin.
- Dogecoin cofounder Billy Markus last week replied to a McDonald's tweet saying: "I want a fry."
Elon Musk on Tuesday appeared to urge McDonald's to accept Dogecoin as payment, saying he'd eat a Happy Meal on TV if the chain did so.
Last week, Billy Markus, cofounder of Dogecoin, replied to a McDonald's tweet featuring a picture of fries, saying: "i want a fry." McDonald's then replied to Markus' tweet with a picture of a Shiba Inu, the mascot of Dogecoin.
Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted Tuesday: "I will eat a happy meal on tv if McDonalds accepts Dogecoin."
McDonald's didn't immediately reply to Musk's tweet or respond to Insider's request for comment on the matter.
Responding to Markus' tweet last week, another user tweeted McDonald's: "If you guys accepted Dogecoin payments I would go more often." McDonald's replied: "We appreciate hearing your interest and continuously evaluate the payments experience."
Musk is a longstanding advocate of Dogecoin and his tweets referencing the cryptocurrency often move the market. Before he posted his McDonald's tweet Tuesday, Dogecoin was trading at around $0.135. Shortly after he tweeted, the coin was trading at around $0.14, a gain of nearly 4%.