A History of Dogecoin

Discussion Series: Notes on the 21st Century

8 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: December 20, 2017


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

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., A History of Dogecoin (December 20, 2017). Discussion Series: Notes on the 21st Century, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3091219 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3091219

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
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Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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