According to several posts made on Twitter by the official ‘Ask the Doctor’ account, the health care service will now be accepting payments in Dogecoin, with support for others such as, Shiba Inu and Floki Inu coming soon.
About the Service
‘Ask the Doctor’ is basically a healthcare service operating in the city of Toronto, Canada that not only initially focused on providing healthcare and medical information, but now also provides a variety of other impressive services such as, COVID-19 testing, medical insurance, dental operations, and many others, by partnering up with several firms. It is quite like the service named, WebMD but has more functionality and practical services to offer.
Dogecoin Arriving Soon
The official twitter account of ‘Ask the Doctor’ posted several tweets about the new development, stating that Dogecoin will be accepted by the services in a few weeks. As for why they opted to this, the account referenced a tweet from Dogecoin creator, Billi Markus, that highlighted that it only costs “fractions of a penny” to transfer Dogecoin, compared to others such as, Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Shiba Inu and Floki Inu
Another tweet from the account mentioned that Shiba Inu being an ERC-20 token doesn’t have a blockchain, but it does have even “lower transaction costs”, so it is still viable to accept it in the future. Moments later, the Twitter account of Floki Inu posted a tweet stated that Floki Inu will also be joining the train with ‘Ask the Doctor’, in order to help people, have access to multiple alternatives when paying for healthcare Services.
Issues with Credit/Debit Cards
CEO and Founder of ‘Ask the Doctor’, Prakash Chand has had a history of supporting cryptocurrencies as a viable payment alternative. Back in April of 2016, Chand and Dr. Michael Warner, the Chief Medical Officer were asked about the company’s acceptance of cryptocurrencies such as, Bitcoin and few others, as a viable payment option, to which Dr. Warner responded that when it comes to the healthcare space, patient privacy is considered as a way to conceal the interaction between the doctor and patient, so for digital health to become viable, this interaction is needed, but will reduce that patient privacy. When Bitcoin payments were added, it added that level of privacy and paved the way for universal payments.
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