Dogecoin was created in 2013 as an homage to Bitcoin, with a goal to make crypto traders chuckle. The coin was presented with an internet meme of a Shiba Inu dog who couldn't spell (hence "doge" instead of "dog"). It's price barely ever moved.
But now the internet is going crazy over dogecoin, and even though it only trades for $.07 a coin, its market capitalization is still around $9 billion -- making it more valuable than Under Armor. What happened?
For one, Elon Musk's Twitter account happened. Over the last few weeks, Elon Mush has been tweeting about Dogecoin, sometimes cryptically and for no apparent reason. He has tweeted an internet meme based on the Lion King, written "who let the Doge out," and an instructional video titled "D is for Dogecoin." Musk also has other celebrities joining the parade -- Snoop Dogg has shared memes and tweets, and the lead singer of the band Kiss, Gene Simmons, has declared himself the God of Dogecoin. The coin's price is now up over 1,500% for the year.
At the end of the day, however, Dogecoin is still not a serious cryptocurrency, and does not have the global reach and disruptive functionality that Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin do (for instance). Even still, it is gaining the eyeballs of traders, so it's worth taking a look at an A.I.-powered analysis of Dogecoin vs. Bitcoin vs. Ethereum. Keep scrolling for the results.