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‘Dogecoin Is Money’—Elon Musk Shares Bullish Doge Theory Amid $200 Billion Bitcoin And Crypto Price Rally

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have surged this week after two technology giants signaled their support for crypto (subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains).

The bitcoin price has added almost 10% over the last week, helped by a hotly-anticipated live discussion on bitcoin and crypto between Tesla billionaire Elon Musk and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey—with the meme-based dogecoin and the second-largest cryptocurrency ethereum arguably the event’s surprise winners.

Now, as the dogecoin price nears 20 cents per doge token after crashing under the psychological level earlier this month, Musk has shared a dogecoin theory that proclaims the memecoin isn’t a speculative asset but rather “dogecoin is money.”

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“I’m trying to tell you dogecoin is money,” the meme, shared by Musk on Twitter, reads; a twist on a popular Matrix movie quote that asks whether dogecoin could make someone “a lot of money.”

Musk’s tweet briefly sent the dogecoin price over 20 cents per doge token on popular U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase—which added dogecoin support just last month—but it quickly fell back, trading in line with today’s more-or-less flat bitcoin and cryptocurrency market.

After soaring to over 70 cents in May, riding a Musk and influencer-fueled rally, the dogecoin price has crashed almost 75%. However, dogecoin’s still up a staggering 6,000% on this time last year due to speculators piling into the Shiba Inu dog-based cryptocurrency.

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This week, speaking during the Crypto Council for Innovation’s ₿ Word event, Musk elaborated on ideas that had previously been floated to upgrade dogecoin via ethereum to “max transaction rates and lower transaction costs.”

“There may be some merit in combining something like ethereum and dogecoin,” Musk said, revealing he owns some ethereum tokens in addition to his bitcoin and dogecoin.

“Bitcoin by itself simply cannot scale to become the monetary system for the world at base layer,” Musk said, arguing bitcoin will “struggle to become peer-to-peer cash” without the adoption of a second layer network.

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“There’s some merit in considering something that has higher max transaction rate and lower transaction cost and seeing how far you can take a single-layer network with exchanges acting as a de facto second layer,” Musk said. “I think you could take that further than people realize and as bandwidth increases over time latency decreases.”

A long-time supporter of dogecoin, Musk has this year fully embraced the somewhat satirical cryptocurrency that was created in 2013 as a “joke,” issuing calls for upgrades and promising his rocket company SpaceX will put a “literal dogecoin on the literal moon.”

During this week’s online chat between Musk, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood, it was also revealed SpaceX has joined Tesla in holding bitcoin, though Musk didn’t say how much.

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Elon Musk Will Always Have Support of DOGE Community: Major Dogecoin Account

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Owner of one of major Dogecoin Twitter accounts has promised that Elon Musk’s support to Dogecoin and its community will be mutually beneficial

Dogecoin account @itsALLrisky with over 183,000 followers has tweeted that the support given to Dogecoin by the Tesla CEO Elon Musk will not go unnoticed by the community.

The Twitter user referred to it as “a mutually beneficial relationship” and has promised that the community of the most popular meme coin will always support Elon Musk.

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He posted a picture of Boris Vallejo featuring Atlantis holding the Earth. The titan has Elon Musk’s face and there’s a Shiba Inu Doge character standing behind, offering his help.

Earlier this week, Elon Musk stressed the importance of making DOGE fees drop and supported the idea of the AMC cinema giant adopting Dogecoin for payments.

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Mapping how Dogecoin can make it in the big leagues

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While Dogecoin is still considered a meme coin by many, the premise of that joke is the apparent lack of use cases. Even so, yesterday’s news did fuel some sort of hope for Dogecoin fans.

Could this be the moment that puts DOGE on the map in the big leagues? Might this be the moment Dogecoin, the “joke crypto,” finally grows up and makes it big? 

DOGEing its way up

A few days ago, AMC Theatres CRO Adam Aron conducted a poll to discuss the possibility of the theatre chain accepting DOGE for payments. Not surprisingly, 77% of the 140k voters were in support. Additionally, the DOGEfather pitched in as well and said that DOGE needs to reduce the transaction fees for the system to be viable. 

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This is true since the average fee right now is around $0.5 and even peaked at $1.3, earlier last month. The transaction fees, at the moment, are higher than the price of 1 DOGE itself, trading at $0.2.

Dogecoin average transaction fees | Source: BitcoinInfoCharts

What’s more, even though the network is capable of processing 40 transactions per second and conducts transactions worth more than $1 billion every day, it’s lacking in participation. Presently, less than 6.5% of all the addresses hold any balance. 

Dogecoin total addresses vs those with balance |

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Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

Plus, a rise in investors is observed usually when DOGE is in the news or hyped because of some reason or the other. However, it soon loses that traction.

This is apparent when the UTXOs are looked at. This week alone, UTXOs for less than a day rose from 0.45% to 5.94%. On the contrary, the same for between 1 day to 1 month fell by 7.5%.

Dogecoin UTXO age bands | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

Is this behavior common?

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As a matter of fact, it is. As previously mentioned, DOGE picks up strength in moments of hype. And, this can be observed from the data obtained from social behavior as well. Social volumes were low until the AMC announcement, following which, they suddenly spiked on the charts.

Similarly, Twitter users spiked to a 2 month-high over the same period, before eventually dropping once again. 

Dogecoin social users | Source: Santiment – AMBCrypto

Ergo, for some real value to pump in, this pattern needs to be changed.

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Of late, DOGE has also seen an increase in long-term holders. That is good for the crypto’s price. However, its velocity needs to increase as well to support daily use, especially since it has been dormant since the end of July.

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Webcams Site, BongaCams, Becomes Next Major Player to Accept Dogecoin

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The success and popularity of the cryptocurrency asset, Dogecoin, continues to trend upward as BongaCams has just become the next on a growing list of market-leading companies announcing their adoption of the digital currency as a payment option. Dogecoin, now the world’s 8th largest digital asset, is surging once again and continues to enjoy support from investors and celebrities alike, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has tweeted favorable comments about the currency on multiple occasions, even calling Dogecoin the “future currency of Earth.” 

BongaCams, the biggest webcam site on the web, and recipient of multiple industry awards, has formally announced that they will be the next major name to begin accepting Dogecoin. BongaCams has built a reputation for being closely aligned to the needs of their customers and the company has made extensive efforts to provide an accessibility experience that is fast, easy, and comfortable.  When it came to offering payment options that customers wanted BongaCams couldn’t ignore all that DogeCoin had to offer in terms of fast and anonymous payment options for their customers, and broad market acceptance.

And what’s not to love about Dogecoin?  After soaring 15,000% in value and reaching a market cap of $88 billion, the cryptocurrency has built one of the largest and most active communities in the cryptocurrency world and is now considered a great alternative for payment options. Dogecoin’s popularity along with the abundant praise from research analysts who expect the ascent to continue have helped Dogecoin succeed where other cryptocurrency coins have struggled. 

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For those interested in using Dogecoin as a payment option – BongaCams offers wide array of helpful resources and exchange services with instructions on how to easily purchase Dogecoin online.

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