Nuria Store is now accepting Dogecoin as payments for books.
This comes weeks after accepting payments in Bitcoin for book sales.
The online store that started as a book sales store deals with a variety of items such as clothing, electronics and many others.
Abdullahi Bulle, the CEO of the online store says this is in line with improving services and creating a conducive environment for any clients to purchase from the store.
The store recently revamped their website owing to the growing number of global clients who want to purchase mostly books from them.
They have options of purchasing using KES (Kenya Shillings), USD (US Dollar), GBP (Great Britain Pounds), Bitcoin and now Dogecoin and Ethereum have been added.
Nuria Store is a latest entrant to the growing number, albeit slowly, of Kenyan businesses embracing cryptocurrencies. The online store also accepts Ethereum.
Other Kenyan businesses accepting cryptocurrencies
In 2018, Betty’s Place, a restaurant based in Nyeri began accepting Bitcoin as payment for services.
Also in the same year, an alcohol-selling restaurant known as Bitcoin Lounge started accepting the cryptocurrency for payments. It unfortunately, appears they went out of business as no records of them no longer exists.
June 2018, the first and only Bitcoin ATM is installed in Westlands Nairobi.
In many developed countries where cryptocurrencies have taken root, there exist crypto payment gateways. These firms make it possible for merchants to accept Bitcoin and other cryptos seamlessly without necessarily having to open a crypto account or even know what Bitcoin is.
Awareness and adoption in cryptocurrencies have increased worldwide in 2020.
Dogecoin as one of the most fun cryptocurrency is accepted in over 1300 store worldwide.
The memecoin, as its community fondly refers to it, is loved by Tesla CEO and Billionaire Elon Musk.
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of American Basketball team, the Dalla Mavericks also owns doge as is one of the major merchandise sellers that accept doge.
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