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Does Dogecoin deserve to be a real cryptocurrency or should it stay as a joke?

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Dogecoin has been a favorite cryptocurrency for many over quite some time all thanks to its low price and a robust community. It’s no secret; cryptocurrencies priced below the $1 mark have been a go-to investment option for most newcomers into the industry. But for Dogecoin, also known as the parody coin, the story has mostly revolved around ridiculous speculation from gamblers looking to pump up the price and make a quick buck from the parody coin.

Jackson Palmer, despite being a founder of Dogecoin, maintains a pretty realistic view of the coin. To him, Dogecoin is nothing more than a “joke currency.”

Obviously there is a good number of crypto enthusiasts who would like to think otherwise and even though there is a group of developers who are currently helping maintain the Dogecoin project in their spare time, one of the most important questions anyone investing in Dogecoin has to ask is whether this joke coin should be taken seriously or should it remain a joke.

Is the price of Dogecoin based on Delusions of FOMO

Jack Palmer has constantly reminded everyone interested in Dogecoin that its main purpose was to be a “playful joke”. In fact, Palmer left the cryptocurrency space sometime back as a move to detoxify from the cryptocurrency craze that saw wannabe investors and entrepreneurs launch or invest in cryptocurrency projects with little knowledge of how the industry works.

According to Palmer, the crypto space had, at the time, hit a public image snag of cryptocurrencies who’s main purpose was unclear yet hitting unexpected milestones in terms of market capital.  According to Palmer, new investors into the crypto space are reacting out of FOMO in a bid to make a quick buck on price volatility.

True to his words, Dogecoin hit an all-time high market capitalization of close to $2billion early in the year and even though Palmer eventually returned to being active in the crypto space, Dogecoin has not been the only coin that has led to rising concerns of a bubble. Bitcoin has also seen abnormal price growth and volatility with its price going down from a high of almost $20,000 at the beginning of the year to its current market price in the $7,000 region.

At this point, the market is bearish and most people are starting to realize that the scaling problem with Bitcoin is common for most if not all cryptocurrencies. Most crypto enthusiasts have moved from looking at Bitcoin as a currency to a store of value. However, if Bitcoin which is the top cryptocurrency is having such complex problems, is it reasonable to expect much from DOGE?

Can DOGE be more than a joke?

Well, so far Dogecoin has survived years of ridicule and currently, there is a team of developers who just won’t let the joke coin die a natural death. Is that a good thing? Well, considering how the project has pivoted from a joke to an open source peer to peer digital currency, there is a reason to say that the DOGE is here to stay. The best part about Dogecoin is the community. Dogecoin fans have grown into a tight-knit community of crypto enthusiasts who have participated in helping one another as well as contribute in a variety of charity projects. Given that the Dogecoin mascot is likened to a Shiba Inu dog that was adopted as an act of charity it’s amazing to see that this community-driven initiative is still the backbone of the DOGE. How far does the joke go? Well, nobody knows.

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Stablecoins Rivalry: Which New Coin will Replace Tether (USDT)?

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After the recent Tether (USDT) incident, a lot of investors started paying more attention to stablecoins. However, they were quite popular long before USDT started losing its value, and a lot of new ones were in development for a while now. These days, the stablecoin invasion is in its full swing, with around 57 coins being around — either already in circulation, or about to enter.

While most crypto investors already know this, we should explain that stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are backed by another asset. This other asset is often a fiat currency, such as the USD. This is done so that their price would always be the same. with each coin being backed by the same amount, which is usually $1. That way, the coin is able to escape volatility, and ensure stability, hence the name.

While there were numerous stablecoins in circulation already, the one that made them known and popular was Tether (USDT). This is a coin issued by the Tether company, which claims that it can back each coin in circulation with 1 USD. However, since the company failed to provide proof that it actually has enough money to do so, the coin lost its credibility, and investors started dumping it.

This has left an empty spot in the space, and numerous stablecoins rushed in to fill the gap left by Tether. Today, we will review some of these coins.

1. Tiberius Coin…

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5 Reasons Why BAT is A Good Investment

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In their search for the next great investment opportunity, people often tend to run into Basic Attention Token (BAT). A lot of investors have developed a significant interest in the coin, and are wondering if things are truly as good as they seem.

With so many scams and fake coins out there, as well as bad investments that seem good at first, it is a good idea to be skeptical. However, in the case of BAT, many agree that the coin is an excellent investment that should not be missed or overlooked. So, today, we will discuss why this is, and why you should add BAT to your investment portfolio.

1. The project’s goal

BAT has a goal to solve a problem that all of us are already very familiar with, and that is the issue of online ads. For a lot of people, ads are annoying, often irrelevant, and they tend to pop up in all the wrong moments. No to mention that they are intrusive, advertisers steal or buy your private data in order to process it and target you with more appropriate ads, and more.

Most people choose to deal with this by installing ad block extensions. However, what if there is a better way to go around it?

This is where BAT comes in. The project uses its technology to solve this problem by blocking ads unless users decide to interact with them by…

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How and when Electroneum (ETN) mass adoption will catch fire

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Before we talk about how Electroneum is thriving towards mass adoption, let’s take on some basics. What is the meaning of “mass adoption” and what cryptocurrencies could really achieve it? The answer to these two questions will ultimately determine the destiny of the cryptoverse.

Sooner or later some tokens will become useful (and used by) a lot of people in the real world. That will create demand for those tokens and that demand will bring its value up. It will be the point at which the crypto market becomes mature, one that answers to real economic forces (such as supply and demand) instead of being a toy for speculators as it still is today.

So let’s start at the beginning. Mass adoption means that, given any kind of technology, product or commodity, at least seven out of ten people know what it and what they can do with it. This definition doesn’t take into account if they actually use it, only if they know about it. Think about Facebook, for instance. Not everybody you know has an active account there.

But chances are almost everybody you know understands what it is and that they could start using it anytime they wanted (if they’re not using it already) at a rate higher than 70%. Maybe a more explicit example is coffee. The percentage of coffee drinkers in the US is about 83% which is enough to ensure it’s mass-adopted. And everybody…

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