Billy Markus is excited about Chipotle support.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus expressed excitement over the inclusion of Dogecoin in the ongoing Chipotle $200k crypto giveaway noting that it confirms DOGE as one of the most popular cryptocurrencies today.
“i think it’s cool that doge was included! further emphasizes that doge is one of the most recognizable cryptos in existence,” Markus wrote in the tweet.
i think it’s cool that doge was included! further emphasizes that doge is one of the most recognizable cryptos in existence
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) July 26, 2022
As reported by The Crypto Basic on Tuesday, Chipotle, an American fast food chain famous for its Mexican cuisine, revealed that it would be following up its support for crypto payments with a $200k crypto giveaway, offering prizes in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Avalanche, and Dogecoin to gain even more popularity in the crypto community.
It is worth noting that though Markus no longer works on the Dogecoin project and has often openly talked about his dislike for the cult following and speculation in crypto, still he continues to show support for DOGE. In addition, Markus has often encouraged the Dogecoin community to remain fun and not get sucked into focusing only on price movements.
Notably, Markus’s latest statements closely mirror the reason given by billionaire Elon Musk for his continued support of the token. Speaking with Bloomberg in Doha, Musk, who often calls DOGE the currency of the people, noted that he knows a lot of people who are not necessarily wealthy that love the meme token.
Recently the world’s richest man Elon Musk also praised Doge’s founder, saying, “Marcus is a humble person, adding that his humility and irreverence are among the reasons why many people love and adopt Dogecoin.”
Dogecoin, in recent weeks, has boasted impressive metrics with increased activity on the network even as it launched a new core upgrade. At the time of writing, Dogecoin is trading at the $0.06224 price point, up 0.30% in the last 24 hours but down 11.63% in the last seven days.