A History of Dogecoin
Discussion Series: Notes on the 21st Century
12 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2017 Last revised: 22 Feb 2021
Date Written: February 12, 2021
The frenzied public interest in cryptocurrencies has meant that, as second-order capital rushes towards the Bitcoin trade, potential investors are also drawn toward alternative currencies that may serve specific purposes; but one such cryptoasset, Dogecoin, is not so much an alternative numismatic instrument as it is a leisured exploration of community-building around a cryptoasset. This discussion paper recounts the historical evolution of Dogecoin, while also highlighting the crossover of cryptocurrency principles with the leisures of the blockchain.
Keywords: blockchain, cryptocurrency, bitcoin, dogecoin
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