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Check out the 6 historical facts of Dogecoin, the darling of the community

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Dogecoin is a popular and active cryptocurrency in the community. On January 28, the digital currency reached a new record after being boosted by the WallStreetBets group.

Founded in 2013 by Australian businessman Jackson Palmer and software engineer Billy Markus, DOGE was among the top 10 cryptocurrencies on the market for a period of time.

DOGE: Cryptocurrency meme

Cryptocurrency at a time when several cryptocurrencies flooded the market. The project revolves around the symbolic Japanese dog Shibu Inu and was intended to be a meme.

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This self-deprecating community culture is particularly popular with early cryptocurrency adherents.

Proof of this is that, since 2015, Dogecoin has not updated its protocol and has not changed anything.

But even as a meme, DOGE has been experiencing crazy price fluctuations. These movements are mainly caused by its fame as a cryptocurrency meme.

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Therefore, challenges at TikTok involving digital currency and the recognition of several celebrities, contributed to the price increase.

DOGE’s first discharge

Dogecoin’s first big increase started around March 10, 2017. On that occasion, a significant increase in retail investment began to flood the cryptocurrency market for the first time.

In that sense, for approximately 70 days, the cryptocurrency increased by more than 1,890%, leaving $ 0.00021 and reaching a peak of $ 0.0042 on May 21.

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However, then, Dogecoin fell 75% during a two-week market correction that affected all cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin helps boost Dogecoin

In November 2017, the big buying impulse returned to the cryptocurrency market. Thus, the huge volume of transactions pushed Bitcoin to the level of $ 19,783.

The global market value of the cryptocurrency has reached the impressive $ 830 billion mark and low-value projects like Dogecoin have benefited.

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With that, on January 7, 2018, Dogecoin broke the $ 0.02 mark. No less than 380% above the previous high.

However, this lasted very little and, in eight days, the price fell more than 70%.

Market recovery in the 2018 bear market

On April 14, 2018, just before the entire market entered the bear market, DOGE rose from $ 0.0020 to $ 0.0041. That is, an increase of 103%.

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But the first major rally unrelated to the rest of the market took place when a test of the Dogecoin / Ethereum connectivity system was carried out in September 2018. The system would allow interoperability between the two blockchains.

In this way, the announcement rekindled community support for the project and the price of Dogecoin increased 173% in 48 hours.

However, it was later discovered that, due to the collapse of the Ethereum price, there was insufficient funds to continue to develop the protocol, which was then shelved.

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WallStreetBets and TikTok

In 2020, a challenge published on the social network TikTok went viral.

The challenge encouraged users of the social network to invest in the cryptocurrency and to sell for $ 1. That, according to the challenge, was going to make investors receive $ 10,000 in profits.

Then, in less than a week, Dogecoin saw an exponential increase in its value, rising about 18% to $ 0.0027 and reaching 35th in market value.

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On January 11, 2021, the traditional financial market was surprised by the action of the WallStreetBets (WSB) group.

Formed by amateur stock brokers, the group decided to unite and invest in shares that the big funds were betting would fall in value, such as GameStop, BlackBerry, AMC, Nokia and Bed Bath & Beyond.

The action was a success and raised GameStop’s shares to an increase of more than 400%. On the other hand, he ended up “breaking” the funds that bet on the fall.

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The movement gained fame and attracted opposing positions from regulators who took action to repress the group.

On January 28, the WSB stock market frenzy spread to Dogecoin and spurred the biggest cryptocurrency hike to date.

In less than two days, Dogecoin reached a record high of $ 0.087, an increase of 1100%.

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Dogecoin Primed for a 500–1,000% Multi-Month Rally if It Hits This Level, Says Crypto Analyst Justin Bennett

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Crypto market analyst Justin Bennett thinks Dogecoin (DOGE) is primed for a massive rally if it successfully recovers a key level and retests it as support.

The analyst tells his 78,000 Twitter followers that he thinks meme crypto asset Dogecoin could begin a 500-1000% multi-month surge if it can reclaim the $0.24 level.

“DOGE just needs to take out that area above $0.24. 

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Do that, and a multi-month rally begins, IMO (in my opinion).

Probably 500 – 1,000% of upside if it confirms.”

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Source: Justin Bennett/Twitter

According to Bennett’s analysis, if DOGE can break $0.24, he expects a short-lived pump to a previous high at $0.26 before retesting $0.24 and moving higher. At the time of writing, Dogecoin is trading at $0.236, according to CoinGecko.

The crypto market strategist is also looking at Dogecoin’s daily chart, where the meme crypto asset is coiling and forming a large triangle pattern. The formation of a triangle in an uptrend suggests the bullish continuation of an asset once it takes out its diagonal resistance. According to Bennett’s chart, DOGE has printed the same pattern twice this year. In both instances, massive run-ups followed the breakout.

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Source: Justin Bennett/Twitter

In a recent issue of his market analysis on the Cryptocademy newsletter, Bennett highlights three key price targets for DOGE to hit, assuming it can confirm a break above $0.245.

“If this breaks higher, targets like $0.32, $0.42, and $0.57 are well within reach.

However, keep in mind that a daily close above the upper trend line near $0.245 is required to confirm the breakout.”

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Source: cryptocademy.com

Looking at DOGE against BTC (DOGE/BTC), Bennett predicts the pair will break out of a massive falling wedge formation that’s been developing since June.

“It isn’t just DOGE against the USD, either.

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This falling wedge on DOGEBTC is ridiculous.

Only a matter of time before it rockets higher, IMO.”

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Source: Justin Bennett/Twitter

The falling wedge formation is a technical analysis pattern that also suggests a move to the upside once the breakout is confirmed.

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Elon Musk Now Worth 861 Billion DOGE, He Plans to Use It to Extend Life to Mars

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Elon Musk’s net worth in Dogecoin totals 861 billion coins, he hopes that’s enough to start a permanent colony on Mars in the future

Centibillionaire Elon Musk, the wealthiest man in the world now, has a net worth of around 209 billion dollars. That is 861 billion Dogecoins.

While Elon Musk hopes this money will be enough to extend human life to Mars ultimately, some in the DOGE community dream about DOGE becoming the currency on the red planet in the future.

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Elon Musk is worth 861 billion Dogecoin

Dogecoin YouTuber Matt Wallace has bothered to calculate Elon Musk’s fortune into the DOGE equivalent. With the USD net worth being $209.4 billion, its equivalent in the most popular meme cryptocurrency is approximately 861 billion DOGE, according to Wallace’s tweet (actually, at the present exchange rate, that’s $205.9 billion in DOGE).

The YouTuber tweeted that this is more than the net worth of Warren Buffett ($101.6 billion) and Bill Gates ($132.4 billion) put together.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO responded that he hopes his current fortune is enough to set up a permanent colony on the red planet. He is believed to be one of the largest Dogecoin holders in the world and Musk has recently admitted that he does hold DOGE. However, the amount of the meme coin he owns has not been disclosed.

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Recently, Elon Musk sent Amazon founder Jeff Bezos a silver medal emoji on Twitter with a 2 on it, trolling Bezos regarding the size of his fortune compared to Musk’s net worth – $192.2 billion versus $205.9 billion.

Some Dogecoin fans in the comment thread tweeted that DOGE may well become an official currency on Mars in the future.

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Musk is keen on DOGE to evolve

As reported by U.Today earlier, Tesla chief stressed the importance of DOGE fees dropping and he has been also working with the Dogecoin team on it.

Earlier this week, he supported the tweet of DOGE co-founder Billy Markus, in which the latter urged members of the Dogecoin community to run DOGE nodes on their computers.

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Assessing the odds of Gensler, SEC targeting DOGE, SHIB next

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In one of our recent commentary issues, we analyzed why sticking it to Coinbase and Ripple wasn’t really the best move on the SEC’s part. In this month’s issue, however, we’ll be assessing which class might end up being the next target of the same regulatory agency. 

In April this year, when the Senate confirmed Gary Gensler as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, most people from the U.S. crypto-community seemed to be quite relieved. It’s a well-established fact that investors from the States have been plagued by clouds of regulatory uncertainty for long periods now.

After exhibiting a keen interest in the crypto-space, referring to blockchain technology as a “catalyst for change” and teaching about the same at MIT, Gensler was expected to deliver as soon as he was handed over the baton. However, the SEC chief has predominantly remained ambivalent. Less than a month back, for instance, he ended up equating stablecoins to poker chips.

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Even though his broader perception mostly seems to be anti-crypto, his crafty persona and schematic plans, in conjunction, have managed to fill in the otherwise regulatory void.

In fact, Gensler recently ruled out the probability of the U.S. implementing a crackdown on crypto, similar to that of China. Effectively, the space has been provided with a certain degree of decisiveness. At the end of the day, some certainty is better than uncertainty, right?

Too much on the chief’s plate

By and large, the SEC has been given the responsibility of overseeing the corporate sector, capital market participants, securities, and investment markets. The comparatively novel crypto-space, in retrospect, is just an infinitesimal part of the agency’s broader regulatory ambit.

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Being the head of the SEC, Gensler is obviously expected to bifurcate his attention. So now, as far as Wall Street is concerned, the chief has quite ambitious plans. In fact, the SEC has been laying out one of the most solid agendas in its history.

However, the 49-odd proposals lying on the table have already invited opposition from public companies, exchanges, and brokers, among others. Even so, Gensler continues to remain undeterred. In fact, he has started laying out renewed regulatory plans for other financial sub-sectors as well.

What’s more, the Chief recently went on to assert that he is confident that the SEC could move ahead on “many issues” at once. After emphasizing that everything is at the “top” of the list, Gensler underlined that he had no priorities as such. He said,

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“Don’t ask me about my three daughters and which one I spend more time with.”

No favoritism indeed

To a fair extent, the Chief has honored his word. Leaving aside the Wall Street developments, a major crypto-related stride was made of late.

People in the States had been waiting for a Bitcoin ETF to be approved for ages. Quite surprisingly, the SEC gave a green flag to Volt Equity’s Crypto-Stock ETF less than a fortnight back. Even though this was not exactly what the crypto-industry had been waiting for, the approval was well-received with pomp and excitement.

After Gensler’s recent comments on how he isn’t opposed to the idea of a Futures-based Bitcoin ETF like that of Valkyrie or BlockFi, analysts now believe that actual BTC ETFs would also get a nod sooner rather than later.

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That, of course, is great news. So, what next? Would the SEC and Gensler continue dedicating more time to the crypto-space?

Likely, yes. Consider this – In one of his recent testimonies, the Chief listed out five areas the SEC intends to work on:

Source: Gensler’s testimony transcript

Reading between the lines, it can be claimed that the SEC, under Gensler, aspires to legitimize the crypto-ecosystem by lending it further credibility.

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Strictly sticking to recent developments and Gensler’s assertions, one can infer that the crypto-space wil end up becoming even more streamlined in the future. The progress, however, needs to be taken with a pinch of salt because people in power, more often than not, end up changing their stance by sugarcoating it with sheer diplomacy.

Gensler’s ‘DADDY’ issues

Well, people usually take a dig at bureaucrats for their ‘bossy’ and ‘commanding’ nature. Quite recently, Senator John Kennedy questioned Gensler about why he acts like a “daddy” of the people and companies he regulates as Chairman.

Reverting back to the same, Gensler highlighted that he is merely trying to take the oath of office seriously and intends to “promote investor protection” and “facilitate capital formation.”

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Classic Gensler response!

His sober explanation to the question above is an authentication of the non-impulsive approach he employs. Throughout the Q&A session, in fact, Gensler did exhibit ‘fatherly’ traits by correcting the Senator’s misconceptions and gleefully acknowledging the concords.

His ability to debunk fallacies and parallelly recognize the actual essence of the same aspect would come in handy in the final stages of crypto-regulatory drafting. He’d be THE perfect devil’s advocate.

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Genuine targets

A lot has happened in the financial space this year. One key area that is yet to be under Gensler’s focus is the equity market’s ‘meme-stock’ subset.

The unbelievably high trading numbers have put firms like Robinhood and Citadel Securities at risk. Congruently, the hype-driven surges of AMC Entertainment and GameStop have also amassed political attention. If the proposed regulations lying on the table end up being excessively intense, it’d only result in bizarre consequences for both the firms and their investors. In effect, the future prospects would be massively dented.

With meme-stocks already under the radar, it perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise if the meme-coin category from the crypto-space gets targeted next. Owing to Musk’s SNL appearance, DOGE made headlines earlier this year while SHIB’s recent price movements offer another testament to the typical ‘pump and dump’ nature of such coins.

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Thus, to foster its investor protection agenda, the SEC might as well target DOGE, SHIB, and other coins in the same meme boat. The ripple effects would obviously be unfathomable – HODLers would get ‘rekt,’ a lot of capital will be drained out, and the space will end up losing a fair share of its credibility.

However, there’s a silver lining to this too.

Talks are going on that Gensler might end up delegating a part of the regulatory responsibility to other financial bodies. Decentralized cryptos have a high chance of being overlooked by the CFTC while banks could be thrust with the responsibility of stablecoins. In effect, the SEC might solely end up assuming the responsibility for other tokens that share characteristics similar to that of investment contracts.

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If such a bifurcation indeed happens, where would meme-coins fit? While some argue that the value of dog-themed coins is sort of pegged to Musk’s tweets (DOGE and FLOKI, for instance), their values seldom remain stable. Ergo, the stablecoin category is ruled out for now.

Also, it’d be a joke if they’re equated to investment contracts and would be an insult to other decentralized projects if they’re brought under the same umbrella.

We’re eventually left with no option… Looks like Gary would have to set up the Meme-coin Board of America [MBA] to solely cater to the meme-coin subset! 

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Banter aside, if meme-coins manage to find a safe haven within the regulatory cracks, then, well and good. Nevertheless, if they fail to do so, the joke will be on them because illegitimate projects will be swept out of the space. In retrospect, the same would be a blessing to amateur investors who blindly pour capital into their so-called favorite meme projects.

Nothing less than a nightmare though

Ripple is already fighting a legal battle against the agency and Uniswap has also been targeted. Even though there hasn’t been any outright official proclamation of meme-coins being the next casualty, market participants need to remain wary.

According to a recent Bloomberg report, executives who’ve met with the SEC officials have been “privately cautioned” that the broader financial market structure rules being developed may be “extreme.” On any day, such oblique warnings coming from ‘inside’ the agency shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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Now, one might argue that the executives are talking only about traditional market regulations. Oh, you wish! 

Signing off by dropping the truth-bomb: 

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