Senator Wendy Rogers (R-AZ) said people should have the freedom to buy other cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) and shiba inus (CRYPTO: SHIB), although some of the digital coins are not “as good as” apex cryptocurrency Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC).
What happened: Rogers took to Twitter to say that while she didn’t understand the two coins, she did understand freedom.
I don’t understand SHIB. I don’t understand the Doge. But I understand freedom. People should be able to buy the digital coins they want. Even if they are not as good as #Bitcoins.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) February 1, 2022
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Marc Cuban are some of the big supporters of Dogecoin – which rose to prominence in the last year.
See also: How to buy Dogecoin (DOGE)
Why is this important: Rogers’ move to pacify the Dogecoin and Shiba Inu community comes after it recently introduced legislation that would make Bitcoin legal tender in the state of Arizona.
The bill called SB 1341 would change the existing list of accepted legal courts in Arizona if approved. Rogers said she wanted to help make Grand Canyon State compatible with the Z cryptocurrency.
A report by CoinDesk noted that the US Constitution does not allow individual states to create their own legal tender.
price action: Dogecoin is up 4.6% in the past 24 hours, trading at $0.1436 at press time, while Shiba Inu is up 6.1% in the period to hit 0, $00002192.
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