The Dogecoin DOGE/USD was created in 2013 by Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus as a joke based on a popular meme portraying a Shiba Inu.
The crypto coin has garnered much popularity following Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk‘s endorsement of the meme coin as his favorite cryptocurrency.
Dogecoin has made way for more meme coins such as Shiba Inu SHIB/USD, Dogelon Mars ELON/USD, and Floki Inu FLOKI/USD, and many more.
In a recent Tweet, Markus, who goes by the pseudonym Shibetoshi Nakamoto on Twitter, outlined how he’d like the Dogecoin community to utilize the crypto.
here is my desire for dogecoin:
– people actually use it for something beyond pump and dump bullshit so it has a reason to exist
– the community understands what crypto is and what the crypto market is and knows that it’s all kinda dumb and has fun with it
that’s about it
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) June 17, 2022
Markus also urged people to keep working on the meme coin, adding more utility and security. Elon Musk responded, suggesting that Dogecoin should operate more like a currency.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2022
Last month, Markus spoke about the Dogecoin and said that he created DOGE as a “satire” to show “how many dumb coins exist.”
$doge: made 8 years ago as satire of the cryptocurrency scene and how many dumb coins exist, at a time when the scene took itself super seriously. got popular despite this. founders made barely anything.
current “meme” coins: made to make founders rich.
we are not the same.
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) May 17, 2022
At the time of writing, DOGE was trading at $0.05422, down 5.72% in the last seven days. The crypto has fallend 25% in the past seven days.
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