Doge Day Then and Now: Lackluster Buzz as Dogecoin’s Price Is 65% Lower Than Last Year – Altcoins Bitcoin News – Bitcoin News
by Jamie Redman
While April 20 or 420 is synonymous with cannabis culture, the day is also considered “Doge Day,” by a great number of dogecoin supporters. The day prior on Twitter, the Doge network’s co-founder Billy Markus asked what people should expect on Doge Day and for dogecoin’s price action. 12 months ago dogecoin was swapping hands for $0.44 per unit on Doge Day and today the meme-based crypto asset is down 65.3% from that value.
Last year, the popular meme-token dogecoin (DOGE) saw phenomenal gains. Statistics show on April 16, 2021, DOGE was up 18,299% against the U.S. dollar in 12 months and as April 20th, otherwise known as Doge Day approached, DOGE was awfully close to $0.50 per unit. Year-to-date, metrics show DOGE is currently down 65.3% despite gaining 19.2% over the last 30 days. DOGE also reached an all-time high last year at $0.731 per unit on May 08, 2021, just after last year’s Doge Day. Since that day, DOGE has shed 80.7% in value against the U.S. dollar.
Doge Day in 2021 was a whole lot different for the meme token as dogecoin got a great deal of attention. For instance, that month in April, the popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres talked about dogecoin with the Shark Tank co-star and billionaire investor Mark Cuban. One dogecoin investor told the press that month he became a millionaire in as little as two months. Another dogecoin investor donated her gains to a dog shelter in Florida after DOGE reached new price highs in April.
This year dogecoin markets and the hype surrounding the meme-based crypto have been extremely lackluster compared to last year. On April 19, DOGE co-founder Billy Markus asked on Twitter: “[Question:] what should we expect on [Doge Day] for dogecoin price action tomorrow? [Answer]: nothing.” Later in the day, Markus tweeted: “Happy Doge Day,” with a dog GIF animation. There were plenty of dogecoin fans that tweeted celebratory statements about Doge Day, but the day’s buildup was nothing like it was in 2021.
Dogecoin is still the largest meme-based crypto asset by market capitalization with $18.8 billion. DOGE also commands the 12th largest market capitalization out of the 13,671 cryptocurrencies in existence today. It has also inspired a myriad of meme-based crypto assets which are currently worth $34.4 billion today. This included the top meme cryptos below dogecoin’s market cap such as shiba inu (SHIB), dogelon mars (ELON), baby doge coin (BABYDOGE), and floki inu (FLOKI).
What do you think about dogecoin lately and the difference between last year’s and this year’s Doge Day? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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