455 Million WordPress Websites Can Now Accept Dogecoin, Here’s How
Dogecoin is now accepted via “Easy Dogecoin Gateway” by over 455 million WordPress websites
According to DogeDesignerUX/UI specialist and graphic designer at the Dogecoin Foundation, millions of WordPress websites can now accept Dogecoin using the “Easy Dogecoin Gateway” WooCommerce plugin built by Dogecoin developer known as “inevitable360”.
— DogeDesigner (@cb_doge) May 6, 2022
The plugin allows WordPress websites to accept Dogecoin payments simply by using Dogecoin addresses, without the need for third-party payment processors, banks, or additional fees. The plugin also uses Google API to generate QR codes and CoinGecko API to convert fiat to current Dogecoin price.
This could be seen as a positive for Dogecoin adoption, as WordPress is used by over 455 million websites in 2021, and that number is only growing.
Dogecoin Adoption and Use Cases
In recent months, several discussions about the use cases of Dogecoin have surfaced. According to the Dogecoin Foundation, its sole purpose is to make Dogecoin the global currency for payment of goods and services.
As previously reported, DOGE was used to buy a majority stake in the BIG3 Aliens league basketball team. Bill Lee, founder of the Dogecoin wallet MyDoge, purchased non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for Aliens exclusively in DOGE, thereby offering a majority stake in the BIG3 team in return. As part of the deal, the MyDoge/Dogecoin branding will appear on Aliens team jerseys as well as Big3 events and broadcasts.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, recently said that Dogecoin would gain utility if more companies accepted it. The billionaire also complimented tipping as a use case, saying tipping creators with Dogecoin would be “nice.” Despite possible use cases in the Web3 sector, Musk says a bridge between Ethereum and Bitcoin is not necessary.
However, Dogecoin creator Shibetoshi Nakamoto believes that the simplest and best use case for Dogecoin is still using Dogecoin for tips.
Dogecoin is currently trading at $0.127, up slightly over the past 24 hours. Dogecoin fell alongside the rest of the market in a selloff on May 5. Dogecoin now ranks 12th among cryptocurrencies by market cap, per CoinMarketCap The data.