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The army of Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) is pushing for the retail giant Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) embrace the Shiba Inu-themed coin.
What has happened
A petition that started on Change.org six months ago titled “That Walmart Accept Dogecoin as a Form of Online Payment” is circulating again and had collected 1,684 signatures as of press time.
“Walmart would have the incredible opportunity to become the first popular retailer to take advantage of digital currency, which offers a free or low-fee place to store wealth that can be spent and, if needed, easily convert it to cash.” the petition read.
DOGE advocates urged Walmart to consider embracing cryptocurrency, noting that it would be “something innovative and that millions of people would see it as a show of support for low-income households who find banking expensive.”
The pressure for Walmart to accept DOGE also moved to the social network platform. Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR).
– Matt Wallace (@ MattWallace888) August 17, 2021
– Do.Only.Good.Everyday (@DogePromise) August 16, 2021
Because it is important
Apparently the retail giants are looking for talent to handle cryptocurrency payments.
Walmart posted a new job offer Monday on its website. According to the announcement, the retail giant is looking for a person to develop a strategy and roadmap regarding digital assets.
Last month, it was announced that Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) was looking for a cryptocurrency expert of its own to lead its blockchain and digital currency strategy. Dogecoin fans have made extensive similar requests that the e-commerce giant founded by Jeff bezos adopt Dogecoin.
The iPhone maker, Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) was also seeking a business development director with cryptocurrency experience to lead alternative payments partnerships in May.
DOGE has already been used in promotions with companies such as the manufacturer of Slim jim, Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG), and Unilever Plc (NYSE: UL) through its deodorant brand Ax that runs campaigns based on DOGE.