Dogecoin’s creator wanted the coin to maintain absurdity to make it a fun meme story that could attract attention.
Dogecoin was the first successful meme coin that has gained a sizeable following over the years. That’s despite the original founders and creators, Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, stepping away from it. As a matter of fact, these two created DOGE as a way of making fun of cryptocurrencies.
Interestingly, crypto has since garnered a huge fanbase, with many developers and traders interested in it. Dogecoin is now the 10th largest crypto by market cap, beating the likes of Polkadot (DOT) and TRON (TRX) to be in the top 10.
The Shibetoshi Vision
About a year ago, Dogecoin co-creator, Billy Markus, sent out a tweet advocating for the community to keep DOGE absurd, as was the original intention of its creation. In his view, Dogecoin’s position as a fun meme story about the new generation of money keeps it relevant and popular.
Billy expressed his opinion about the increasing militant movement building up behind DOGE, saying that making it too serious about Dogecoin would ruin its charm as satirical meme money. The concept was again stressed by dogecoin’s official Twitter account today.
— Dogecoin (@dogecoin) July 15, 2022
DOGE Devs Doubling Down On Advancements
Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus may have seen it coming, but the Devs interested in the meme coin are not held back in their quest to develop the coin into a more utility token than a meme coin. In fact, Elon Musk has been one of the major players working to bring together various professionals to forge a way forward for DOGE.
Just recently, Dogecoin announced that it is hiring professionals, including meme creators, writers, and even developers, to join the DOGE community and contribute to its next development phase. Whether this move will be a net positive for the coin is yet to be realized. Time will tell.