Dogecoin has taken the internet by a storm. This cryptocurrency keeps increasing in value and it’s leaving old economic ways behind. Doge is currently known to be ‘The Internet Currency’ since the takeover of memes and online trading. Although Dogecoin started as a joke, it has now succeeded as a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency.
Doge has hit another milestone thanks to no other than Elon Musk who seems to love this cryptocurrency and its community. Dogecoin soared 800% in just on day in late January. We saw a spike in AMC during this time as well.
Now, the fact that Elon Musk can tweet out a meme and allow a community of investors to make money from it is hilarious and amazing at the same time.
The influence man. We’ll go over that a little later. Let’s go over why Dogecoin is causing a disruption and frenzy everywhere online.
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What is Dogecoin?
Dogecoin is a digital currency that can easily be sent online from person to person with total security.
You can send Dogecoin to people internationally within seconds. Dogecoin is also now being accepted by online retailers! This means you can use it actually purchase both digital and hard goods from businesses accepting this form of payment.
Dogecoin Cryptocurrency launched at the end of 2013. It rose in popularity at a time when the creators were just beginning to explore the possibilities in regards to Bitcoin’s invention.
It is currently a hype coin due to the Reddit community teaming up to take it to the moon. Which by the way they’ve done an excellent job in, attracting multiple celebrities to the cryptocurrency and meme community via Twitter.
Dogecoin currency was originally copied from an earlier cryptocurrency known as Luckycoin, which no longer exists. In 2014 Dogecoin’s mining process was integrated with Litecoin’s.
What is cryptocurrency mining?
Mining is a term used when cryptocurrency data such as transactions and data blocks are being recorded in a blockchain.
So, who created Dogecoin? The developer known to invent Doge are Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. Their idea came about when deciding to create a form of payment that could be instant, fun, and free from traditional banking fees.
What can I purchase with Dogecoin?
You can buy gifts, groceries, services, and pretty much just about anything else the dollar can buy online.
You’ll be surprised that the Dallas Mavericks are have accepted Doge as a form of payment for both tickets and merch.
In fact, they are currently the largest Dogecoin merchant in the world. More on that below.
Companies accepting Dogecoin as payment
A few companies such as The Kessler Collection announced that it would be accepting Dogecoin for payment at its hotels through their partnership with BitPay.
The Kessler Collection owns some of the biggest hotels and resorts including the Beaver Creek Lodge, Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Elliot Park Hotel, and Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville to name a few.
Even the adult entertainment industry has begun accepting Dogecoin payment along with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Dogecoin is primarily used in the gaming and streaming world as a means to tip content creators. We’ve seen this on Reddit and Twitter.
However, more and more mainstream companies are accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. The question is how did all of this blow up?
Why is Dogecoin so big?
Dogecoin is revolutionizing the way we transact and buy things. There is no middleman or bank to process your transactions or take a cut.
Every transactions is also completely anonymous.
Dogecoin has a block time of 1 minute while other cryptocurrency has a block time of approximately 10 minutes. This means transactions are a lot quicker if you’re using Doge. This is something people really love about Doge.
Because of this, Dogecoin is a better use-case as a currency than other cryptocurrency because of how convenient it is.
The power of social media
Elon Musk took to twitter his personal support for Dogecoin. SpaceX’s CEO influenced Doge to soar more than 100% from one tweet alone.
But that’s not all, Elon has now published several tweets regarding cryptocurrency in general, we’ve seen this with Bitcoin too. Elon has figured out that his influence can legitimately increase the price of an asset.
We wonder if this is all a test. Can he do this with other assets?
Well, people figure he can. Retail investors and meme investors alike tweet Elon every day pitching him ticker symbols to call out. This of course is in hopes that said stock will see a surge in price action.
Oh come on Elon, do us all a favor!
Elon Musk Tweets Doge
While some people might have thought Elon to be a little crazy for supporting cryptocurrency, the Reddit community surrounding these meme stocks and coins have praised Musk.
When you have someone as big as Elon Musk supporting your community it no longer becomes a joke. He’s even announced that you can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin.
For those of you who thought cryptocurrency was just a trend, think again. Cryptocurrency is changing the way we transact and view the digital world.
Other celebrities that have endorsed Dogecoin include Snoop Dogg, Gene Simmons, and Kevin Jonas. Mark Cuban just recently announced he would be accepting Doge as a form of payment for tickets and merchandise.
We’ve seen Mark support what retail investors are doing in the meme world of stock investing as well. He’s mentioned on r/wallstreetbets that his 11 year-old son took a position in both AMC and Blackberry stock via. Markets Insider.
The Dogecoin community and foundation raised about $50,000 worth of Doge in 2014 for the Jamaican Bobsled Team, which had qualified for but could not otherwise afford to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics.
This act inspired a second donation by the Dogecoin community led by Eric Nakagawa. Donations were collected to build a well in the Tana river basin in Kenya with Charity: Water. They raised approximately 40 million doge valuing $30,000 at the time.
In this same year, the community also raised 67.8 million Dogecoin, approximately $55,000 at the time, in an effort to sponsor NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Josh Wise. Also nicknamed ‘Moonrocket’. The car featured a Dogecoin/Reddit paint scheme.
What’s the difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin?
Dogecoin stands out as being the easiest and quickest to transact. Another advantage this cryptocurrency has over Bitcoin is that it’s cheaper to use.
This is mainly because until recent times it’s been less popular than Bitcoin.
Bitcoin has a max supply of 21 million gill which means it’s a deflationary type of currency. Because there’s only an exact quantity of currency, the price action will continue to surge as the demand for Bitcoin increases. This is Bitcoins advantage.
Dogecoin on the other hand is an inflationary currency which means we continue to make more of them. Just like our USD. It’s initial supply was capped at 100 billion DOGE, but developers scrapped this idea a few months after the launch.
10,000 dogecoin is being created every minute. Unlike Bitcoin, there’s no limit to how much doge can exist. While Dogecoin can spike in the short-term, it’s highly unlikely it holds its value once more people start using it. This is primarily due to the fact that Doge is being created every minute.
What does this mean for the price of Doge?
Because Doge is not rare, all this means is that it’s going to take a lot more work for Doge to increase in price. Once the entire world is using Dogecoin, chances are 1 dogecoin will equal 1 dogecoin.
Can Dogecoin reach $1?
According to the market cap, Doge is worth approx. $0.31. In order for Doge to reach one dollar it would need a price increase of 300%. That’s quite a big jump.
The market cap would have to be approximately 125.4 billion which is an insane number. Doge will have to grow larger than the top 8 cryptocurrencies combined:
The closes cryptocurrency with that market cap is Ethereum. Doge could potentially reach $1 but it’s going to take quite some time.
The question is, will there be enough hype and people getting in on the cryptocurrency to increase the market cap up to 125 billion?
You be the judge.
What’s with Doge 4/20?
Doge 4/20, also referred as Doge Day, is the day the Dogecoin community hopes to celebrate the day Doge reaches $1.
Even Snickers is getting in on the celebration!
Snickers even went as far to put a Dogecoin gif on a Snickers bar candy wrapper. You gotta love the hype!
Even if Dogecoin doesn’t go to $1 on April 20, it’s highly likely the community marks 4/20 as DogeDay.
So what exactly happened on DogeDay 4/20?
They cryptocurrency actually dipped with many investors continuing to add to their positions. DogeDay could have really used a tweet from Elon.
Recent Dogecoin news
- Dogecoin crashes Robinhood: Robinhood just recently announced that they would be allowing their users to buy Doge from the platform. The results? A massive crash. Though, everyone was still able to buy Doge.
- A petition for Amazon to start accepting Dogecoin has surfaced on change.org. You can view it here. If that happens then the price of Dogecoin will skyrocket.
With Dogecoin getting more popular by the day, it’s no surprise transactions crashed Robinhood.
Investors beware, Robinhood is no longer known as a quality trading platform since the halt of GameStop and AMC purchases. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
If Dogecoin is accepted as a from of payment from Amazon, this will influence more people to by the cryptocurrency, as well as increase it’s value. Whether this happens or not we’ll just have to find out. This post is continuously being updated as recent news and updates emerge.
Where can I buy Dogecoin?
Here’s a list of exchanges where you can buy Dogecoin:
Your English platforms will be Kraken and Binance. I personally use Kraken. The layout is simple and easy to use. Plus, they have a kick-a** artwork!
Making my first deposit in Kraken was easier than I thought and it didn’t take long at all for my deposit to go through.
They claim they have the lowest fees in the industry, though I still think a few bucks is a little too high for transfers.
Even so, purchasing cryptocurrency seems quicker and easier than purchasing stocks which is something I really liked. Perhaps it’s Krakens quick layout that makes it seem so easy to transact. I highly recommend it though, be sure to check this exchange out for yourself.
How much does Dogecoin cost?
Dogecoin is currently trading around $0.39. and is ranked #5 on the watchlist via. CoinMarketCap.
The top exchanges for Dogecoin are Binance, Huobi Global, OKEx, FTX, and Upbit.
Will Dogecoin keep going up?
As long as people keep buying doge the price action will continue to go up. We’ve seen institutions and companies start to buy this cryptocurrency for quite some time now.
This reminds me of what’s going on with AMC Entertainment at the moment. More and more institutions are bulking up on the stock. We’ve seen that this of course drives price movement.
As doge continues to grow in popularity, so will its price.
Should you buy Dogecoin?
Dogecoin has the potential to be a crazy short-term investment. If you’re looking to make a quick trade then Doge could be for you. Especially with heavily influential people driving the value up with a single tweet.
Dogecoin is a token that can be easy to transact in online communities. If you’re active in communities that accept it then it can be a great currency for tipping content creators you appreciate.
Or, if you want to simply be a part of the Dogecoin movement and have some cryptocurrency in your portfolio, buy it.
How can I keep my cryptocurrency safe?
It is best not to keep your cryptocurrency in your exchange accounts. You can send your cryptocurrency to a cold storage wallet. These are basically USBs with passwords. Ledger is a company known for it’s cold storage wallets.
If you happen to hold a large amount of cryptocurrency, I suggest investing in one of these bad boys for a peace of mind.