Dogecoin spiked 5% on Feb. 13 after Elon Musk tweeted about the memecoin in a joking reply to a photo of him sitting with Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch with the caption:
“What are they talking about? …wrong answers only.”
Despite the humorous nature of the tweet and Musk’s joking response, the memecoin climbed to as high as $0.086 before retracing to 0.081 and eliminating the gains made following the tweet.
DOGE is up roughly 19% year-to-date as the overall crypto market is showing early signs of recovery following a tumultuous year of crypto firms collapsing.
Despite the green 2023, DOGE is down 89.2% from its all-time high of $0.75, according to CryptoSlate data.
Musk, Twitter & Dogecoin
Due to Musk’s tweets and news about him and his companies, Dogecoin’s price has almost always spiked or fallen. The memecoin community hopes that Dogecoin will be further incorporated into Musk’s various businesses as he has regularly shown support for the coin.
Since Musk acquired Twitter, there have been rumors that Doge may become the defacto currency for “tipping” creators on the platform. There is no credible evidence to substantiate the rumors so far. After Musk decided to step down as CEO once an adequate replacement is found, the Dogecoin on Twitter narrative seems to have fizzled out to a large degree.
However, Musk reportedly hired a small team in January to determine how Twitter can tap into the financial services market as a digital payment processor, which could include crypto. The social media giant is currently applying for licenses in the U.S. on a state and federal level.
According to the reports, Musk intends to initially focus on gaining approval for fiat and hopes to be able to expand that into crypto down the line.
At the time of press, Dogecoin is ranked #9 by market cap and the DOGE price is down 4.24% over the past 24 hours. DOGE has a market capitalization of $10.72 billion with a 24-hour trading volume of $754.6 million. Learn more ›
At the time of press, the global cryptocurrency market is valued at at $991.93 billion with a 24-hour volume of $57.8 billion. Bitcoin dominance is currently at 41.91%. Learn more ›