Meme-spawning cryptocurrency Dogecoin has been given another boost following an unexpected endorsement from billionaire investor Mark Cuban.
The one-time joke coin even touched 35 cents as it jumped by 10% at the celebrity nudge, which was also backed up by ever-present Doge evangelist Elon Musk.
The push came after Cuban claimed “the community for Doge is the strongest when it comes to using it as a medium of exchange”.
The point about DOGE that people miss is that DOGE's imperfections and simplicity are it's greatest strengths. You can only use it to do 2 things: Spend It or HODL It. Both are easy to understand. And it's cheap to buy. Which makes it a community anyone can join and enjoy.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) August 15, 2021
Then, of course, Doge’s most famous wingman – Elon Musk – had to chip in.
I’ve been saying this for a while
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 14, 2021
Musk announced his love for Doge earlier this year by declaring he wanted to “improve Doge system transaction efficiency”, and allegedly told a Dogecoin developer that his goal was to make Dogecoin easy enough to allow investors to “use it to pay for a cup of coffee”.
“The point is that Dogecoin was invented as a joke as essentially to make fun of cryptocurrency,” he said.
“Fate loves irony. What would be the most ironic outcome? The currency that started as a joke in fact becomes the real currency.”
New Dogecoin investors increasing their stack
Entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban recently announced his basketball team Dallas Mavericks would accept Dogecoin as payment for merchandise.
“It’s a medium that can be used for the acquisition of goods and the community for Doge is the strongest when it comes to using it as a medium of exchange,” Cuban said.
The company’s chief economist, Philip Gradwell, said Dogecoin was currently being adopted by new investors at a level not seen since the late-2017 bull market.
He added that, in the period between July 2020 and August 2021, new Dogecoin holders increased their share of supply from 9% to 25%.
“Investors acquiring Doge in the last six months now hold 25% of the supply, while investors who have held for more than two years decreased their share of supply from 30% in July 2020 to 20% today,” he explained.
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