DOGE, short for Dogecoin, is a cryptocurrency that started as a light-hearted joke but has since gained significant popularity and community support. Created in 2013 by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, Dogecoin features the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" meme as its logo and mascot. Dogecoin is based on the same technology as Bitcoin, utilizing a decentralized blockchain to record transactions. However, unlike Bitcoin, which has a capped supply of 21 million coins, Dogecoin has no maximum supply, with billions of coins already in circulation. Initially intended as a fun and friendly digital currency, Dogecoin has gained traction as a medium of exchange and a store of value. It is often used for tipping content creators on social media platforms and supporting charitable causes, reflecting its community-driven ethos. Despite its humorous origins, Dogecoin has experienced significant price volatility and speculative trading activity, attracting both enthusiasts and investors. Its low transaction fees and fast transaction times make it suitable for microtransactions and everyday use. Dogecoin's community-driven nature and meme culture have contributed to its enduring popularity, with a dedicated following of supporters known as "Shibes." The community often rallies around social media campaigns and fundraising efforts, furthering Dogecoin's adoption and utility. While Dogecoin's future remains uncertain, its unique blend of humor, accessibility, and community spirit has made it a beloved and enduring presence in the cryptocurrency landscape. Whether it continues to thrive as a digital currency or becomes a cultural phenomenon, Dogecoin has left an indelible mark on the world of cryptocurrency.
The American Time magazine has named Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Innovation of 2021. Along with Buterin, Time's innovators include Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
A cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill has added a service that allows users to pay their rent through the Airbnb service with five cryptocurrencies.
The Swedish company announced the innovations on its Twitter account, saying that customers can now pay for Airbnb gift cards at BTC, ETH, LTC, DOGE and DASH. However, currently Airbnb gift cards can only be redeemed by US residents.