DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Dogecoin started as a "joke currency"? In case you don't know, Dogecoin is a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency based from Luckycoin. It was created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. The two launched it with the hopes of reaching a broader audience through a fun cryptocurrency. They released it on December 6, 2013, to mock the mainstream crypto, Bitcoin. It featured the likeness of a Shinu Iba dog as shown from the meme "Doge", hence the name.
Doge's rise in the Meme world had also brought interest to people all over the world about the "joke currency". And with users learning about cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, Dogecoin came in and capitalized. Bitcoin's popularity has also dragged Dogecoin up, making people look where to buy dogecoin. Several investment forums and internet communities such as Reddit also helped popularize Dogecoin. In a quick span of time, sites to buy Dogecoin grew, and the altcoin has formed its own online community. When the theft of millions of Dogecoins occurred, the community launched an initiative called "SaveDogemas". Its goal is to help donate coins to the victims and after almost a month, all the lost coins were already covered. The Dogecoin Foundation has also initiated fundraisers for causes such as the 2014 Winter Olympics and NASCAR. So what started as a joke became sensational and also helpful to others. Who wouldn't even include this on their own list of best cryptocurrencies?