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Omar Abdel-Baqui

Elon Musk wants McDonald’s Corp. to start accepting dogecoin for payment. 

“I will eat a happy meal on tv if @McDonalds accepts Dogecoin,” Musk, chief executive of Tesla Inc., said in a tweet Tuesday morning. He has repeatedly touted dogecoin, including earlier this month when he said  Tesla would accept the cryptocurrency for payment  for some merchandise.

The price of dogecoin /zigman2/quotes/226077044/realtime DOGEUSD -3.96% rose 7% on Tuesday, according to CoinMarketCap. 

Tesla /zigman2/quotes/203558040/composite TSLA -4.03% and McDonald’s /zigman2/quotes/203508018/composite MCD -0.02% representatives didn’t respond to requests for comment. 

The tweet comes after  cryptocurrency prices —including dogecoin—have fallen sharply in recent days. The selloff prompted  McDonald’s to tweet on Monday : “how are you doing people who run crypto twitter accounts.”

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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