Dogecoin surged by more than 40 percent after it was listed on the Binance exchange earlier today so in the latest cryptocurrency news, we read more about the price action of the coin.
Despite the sarcasm behind the creation of the coin, Dogecoin surged post-Binance listing. The technology behind the coin is legitimate despite being created just for fun. Nowadays, the coin is widely used across the community for tipping and micropayments and is even gaining more traction with the latest announcement. The major crypto exchange noted that Dogecoin will be available for trading and the CEO of the exchange Changpeng Zhao tweeted:
‘’This one is an exception, as there isn’t much new tech development (I guess it was never about the tech for this one). The users/community is large, and a famous “ex-CEO” (cough @elonmusk) helps!’’
Right after Musk’s famous comment, Coinbase added Dogecoin and made it accessible for all crypto newbies and experienced traders which further validated the coin’s legitimacy. The price did, however, drop from its high of $0.045 to $0.0035 but the Google searches for the coin spiked and news erupted in almost every crypto media outlet out there. The real question is whether this media attention helped dogecoin or injured the cryptocurrency and the entire economy. The crypto universe is still relatively small so any media attention is deemed useful for gaining traction for new users. This is why Dogecoin’s history behind it should not make a difference in terms of the current value.
Cryptokitties for example also showed that the blockchain technology can be used to create games and apps so no matter the reason for its creation, it still has a huge impact on developers and investors and increased the drive towards mass crypto adoption. Despite the current use of Dogecoin in tipping and micropayments, it is still relatively hard for the cryptocurrency to grow out of the name it created for itself. The coin is still perceived as a joke and this doesn’t really help it become the worthy leader for the greater crypto economy. The current listing is still not enough for some investors to be reassured of the fears that burden cryptocurrencies such as volatility, security and headline risks.
As noted in the altcoin news previously, some speculated that dogecoin and other projects will help the crypto economy in the long run towards mass adoption.
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“We’ve gone through the Coinbase listing documents, and they require a lot of structure we don’t have, so at the moment, it’s not on our roadmap. It’s an unfortunate situation that despite cryptocurrencies being designed to be decentralized, being an actually decentralized project seems to confuse a lot of companies in the space. That said, it would be great to see Dogecoin listed, and if we can help Coinbase with this, I’d love to hear from them. Obviously, Dogecoin is in the Coinbase Wallet app, and I’m hoping that’s a good sign.”The Dogecoin developers continued in the cryptonews and noted that the coin has "a fixed inflation rate of 5.256 billion newly created coins each year" saying that this is fundamentally core for the cryptocurrency.
"Many people miss that we’re not founders, and Dogecoin had no pre-mine, so the current developers have had no better opportunity than anyone else to stockpile. What I mean is if we were in this to make money, it would be much easier to work on a cryptocurrency that already has a profit model, than try reinventing Dogecoin,” they continued.It will be very interesting to see what the Dogecoin developers will do in 2020 and how the cryptocurrency will focus on adoption and further popularization.
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