On December 3, Ask the Doctor, a Canadian medical startup open to crypto payments since 2016, welcomed over 1 million SHIB Holders with their open arms.
The company said that they could not wait to accept SHIB for their healthcare services.
On December 4, a medical startup finally made an announcement via tweet that they have now partnered with NOWPayments to accept Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB) with their healthcare partners.
— Ask The Doctor ® (@askthedr) December 3, 2021
The announcement was made in response to the huge demand received by the medical startup from the “SHIBARMY” to start accepting payments in the token.
As a result, customers can pay for their prescription medication in Canada starting this Monday using SHIB or DOGE with their partners Greencrest Pharmacy and Exchange District Pharmacy.
In addition to this, Canadians with their valid medical document would also be able to pay for their medical marijuana orders using SHIB beginning this Monday.
The medical company is highly inspired by the growing demand for SHIB and the power of the SHIB Community. In response to this, the company also made a shoutout to SHIB for listing on Robinhood App via tweet:
— Ask The Doctor ® (@askthedr) December 2, 2021
The company further noted the fact that Ask the Doctor needs SHIB, not SHIB needs ‘Ask the doctor’. In the same way, Robinhood App needs SHIB, not SHIB needs Robinhood App.
The official tweet states:
“The people/community are always the most important thing.”
— Ask The Doctor ® (@askthedr) December 4, 2021
According to the reports, the medical company now has 65 billion SHIB on its balance sheet.
Ask The Doctor as a company currently holds 10 different currencies on their balance sheet:
- Bitcoin (BTC)
- Ethereum (ETH)
- Cardano (ADA)
- Polkadot (DOT)
- Polygon (MATIC)
- Dogecoin (DOGE)
- Shiba Inu (SHIB)
- Floki Inu (FLOKI)
- US Dollar (USD)
In 2016, Ask the Doctor started accepting Bitcoin (BTC) for their telehealth service. The company has since pivoted its business model to create quality content and work with partners to provide clients with more healthcare products/services.
The company believes Crypto is a big part of their culture because the company knows healthcare and technology are evolving, so they need to evolve as well.