Following the Dallas Mavericks’ decision to accept Dogecoin as payment for merchandise last month, billionaire Mark Cuban is seemingly attempting to get other high-profile names to consider using the meme-based token as a form of payment.
In a virtual interview with TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres today, Cuban said Dogecoin (DOGE) may have started as a joke, but it was now “becoming a digital currency.” The Dallas Mavericks owner mentioned the success the basketball team’s store had after accepting the token in March, and recommended DeGeneres “should look at it for The Ellen Shop,” claiming the store “could sell a whole lot of stuff for Dogecoin.”
“We sure will do that,” said DeGeneres. “I’m interested in Dogecoin, and I really want to know more about this.”
In regards to crypto and DOGE in particular, the TV talk show host later clarified on Twitter that she was not sure she “understand[s] it, or know[s] how to pronounce it, but it sure is