Dogecoin started from an internet meme as a joke but its passionate community helped grow the cryptocurrency to a $336 million market cap (at the time of writing).
DOGE is similar to Bitcoin but it's much easier to mine (or "dig' as its referred to in the DOGE protocol). Unlike Bitcoin, DOGE has an unlimited supply and more than 120 million coins have already been mined.
In 2013, the founder of Dogecoin, Jackson Palmer, tweeted "Investing in Dogecoin, pretty sure it's the next big thing" with a picture of an internet-famous Shiba Inu (Doge). Palmer's tweet went viral and caught the attention of a part-time blockchain developer who decided to turn the meme into a real cryptocurrency.
Interest in Dogecoin quickly grew on social media with the help of its active Reddit community. In 2019, Elon Musk jokingly took the position as the CEO of Dogecoin, spreading its already viral acclaim as the king of the crypto meme.
As awareness spread, so did the market cap and price of Dogecoin, catapulting it into a legitimate alternative to popular coins.
How to Buy DOGE
- 1. Get the Voyager App: Now available in Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store, visit the store and search Voyager or click here to download now.
2. Open a Voyager Trading Account: Fill in your personal information to create a trading account. As a licensed financial institution, we're required to collect this information to protect our users, but know that your personal information is always safe with us.
3. Link your Bank: Link your bank account by navigating to the User Icon on your Market Screen. On your account page, tap "Bank Accounts" and add your bank.
4. Fund your Voyager Account: To deposit USD, go to your account page and tap "Transfer Cash or Crypto" & tap "Deposit to Voyager Account" and select USD. Then enter the amount of USD you'd like to transfer and slide the "Slide to Deposit USD" banner. Now you can trade instantly.
5. Buy DOGE: Navigate to the Market Screen scroll until you reach "DOGE" and tap to access the Dogecoin page, then tap "Buy DOGE." Insert the amount of USD you'd like to spend and slide the "Slide to Buy DOGE" purple banner to complete your purchase.
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