DOGE Price Live Data
The Dogecoin price today is $0.289398 USD with a 24 hour trading volume of $1.29B USD. Dogecoin (DOGE) is down -1.15% in the last 24 hours.
Dogecoin (DOGE) is a cryptocurrency and digital payment platform which was created to reach a broader demographic than typical digital currencies. Dogecoin is referred to as a ‘joke currency’ or ‘meme coin’, since the coin began as a meme-inspired joke on the internet. DOGE coins can be used to conduct transactions with compatible vendors, however it has gained popularity as a currency for tipping content creators on the internet.
Dogecoin was created in 2013 by programmer Billy Markus, and Adobe Systems marketer, Jackson Palmer. The project was based on Luckycoin – a fork of the Litecoin blockchain, although changes were later made to the block mining reward system.
Dogecoin has gained fame as a tool for fundraising, and has raised funds for a number of charitable causes. DOGE coins were donated to send athletes to the 2014 Winter Olympics. Dogecoin funds were used to raise money for World Water Day, while it was also used to sponsor NASCAR driver Josh Wise.