Oakland A’s Make MLB’s First Dogecoin Ticket Sale

Oakland A’s Make MLB’s First Dogecoin Ticket Sale

The Oakland Athletics have become the first Major League Baseball (MLB) team to sell tickets for dogecoin.

  • The team, commonly referred to as the A’s, had announced Monday that it was selling two-seat pods for 100 DOGE ($48.80 at the time of writing) for its three-match series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • President Dave Kaval subsequently tweeted that the first ticket had been sold by this method, claiming the team had completed the first dogecoin ticket transaction in the history of the MLB.
  • The A’s announced April 1 that it had completed its first transaction in bitcoin when it sold a full-season suite to crypto broker Voyager Digital for 1 BTC.
  • Kaval told Bloomberg previously that the team would hold any crypto received from such transactions and not convert it into fiat currency.
  • Dogecoin hit an all-time high Tuesday with a rise to $0.4876 during European trading hours, eclipsing its previous record of $0.47 registered April 16.
  • The cryptocurrency was seemingly buoyed by the Oakland A's news and brokerage platform eToro’s Monday announcement that it would be listing DOGE on its platform.
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