Dogecoin, one of the thousands of cryptocurrencies, the price surged 49% in a week from 1st February to 7th February. The price is still keeping rising when I’m writing this article. The market cap ranks #12 currently.
Dogecoin was created by Billy Markus who is from Portland, Oregen who is from Sydney and Jakson Palmer who are from Australia.
It was forked from Litecoin actually in December 2013.
Dogecoin’s creators envisaged it as a fun, light-hearted cryptocurrency that would have greater appeal beyond the core Bitcoin audience, since it was based on a dog meme.
Who is supporting
Elon Musk who is Tesla CEO, posted several positive twitters about dogecoin.
Elon Musk posted below photo on twitter on 29 January, the price of dogecoin pumped from $0.023827 to $0.071167, rised 300% within 24 hours!
But Elon Musk apparently didn’t stop. He is continuing mentioning dogecoin in his tweets. The latest one is below as now the article is writing.
Other big twitter accounts you need to follow to receive updates about dogecoin.
How to mine
Dogecoin differs from Bitcoin’s proof-of-work protocol in several ways, one of which is by using Scrypt technology. The altcoin has also a block time of 1 minute, and the total supply is uncapped, which means that there is no limit to the number of Dogecoin that can be mined. You can mine Dogecoin either solo, or by joining a mining pool. A Doge miner can mine the digital currency on Windows, Mac or Linux, and with a GPU. As of 2014, you can also mine Litecoin in the same process of mining Dogecoin, as the processes were merged.
How to buy
You can buy or sell at any exchanges which offer digital currency. Recommend exchanges:
What application scenario
Dogecoin has been used primarily as a tipping system on Reddit and Twitter to reward the creation or sharing of quality content. You can get tipped Dogecoin by participating in a community that uses the digital currency, or you can get your Dogecoin from a Dogecoin faucet. A Dogecoin Faucet is a website that will give you a small amount of Dogecoin for free as an introduction to the currency, so that you can begin interacting in Dogecoin communities.