Crypto News Digest by U.Today
U.Today presents the top four news stories from the past day.
McDonald’s Responds to Elon Musk’s Request to Accept Dogecoin
Elon Musk Finally Got Answer From McDonald’s About Accepting Dogecoin. However, it appears that the fast food giant has no plans to add support for the meme coin, as it promised to do so only if Tesla accepts “Grimacecoin” (a made-up crypto inspired by the purple creature from the commercials of McDonald’s from the 1970s). The response left the DOGE community disappointed, with the creator of Dogecoin calling McDonald’s response a classic example of how to make something fun unfunny.
Burger King Supports Elon Musk Over Dogecoin Tweet Addressed To McDonald’s
Elon Musk’s Twitter conversation with McDonald’s seemed to grab the attention of another fast food chain, Burger King. It also responded to the centibillionaire’s post about eating a Happy Meal during a live TV broadcast with a somewhat vague tweet that some took as a sign of support. The comment was interpreted by the DOGE community as hinting that Burger King is open to accepting Dogecoin, and the thread took a speculative direction, though McDonald’s rival has not confirmed anything yet.
At the end of 2019, Burger King started accepting Bitcoin Cash.
Brad Garlinghouse predicts Ripple will go public
While Ripple is not currently prioritizing an IPO due to a legal battle with the SEC, CEO Brad Garlinghouse said the company would eventually go public. To move forward with IPO plans, Garlinghouse claims, Ripple must wait for the landmark lawsuit to be over. He again accused the SEC of trying to delay the process.
As reported by U.Today, the deadline for expert discovery has been extended to the end of February at the request of both parties.
Blockbuster Prepares to Enter Crypto and NFTs
Blockbuster, a video store chain, has filed a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. According to the filing, the company is investigating the issuance of a token and will allow users to “receive, accept, view, buy, sell and exchange NFTs.” Apart from that, Blockbuster also apparently plans to offer entertainment services based on “metaversal experiences.”
The NFT gold rush hasn’t just caught Blockbuster’s attention; earlier this week, YouTube said it would explore NFT features for creators.