2021 is only five months in, and we are already seeing a plethora of news stories that will make even the most seasoned weird seeker scratch their and head and wonder what in the world is going on. Every week some new crisis dominates the news cycle, some social injustice comes to light, another celebrity is in the spotlight for some nefarious reason, and Hollywood continues to ram absolute rubbish down our throats as if we actually care about what is being put out. This week has had no shortage of such stories and on The Malliard Report what better way to celebrate than to host the monthly live call show.
Much Crypto. Such gains. Wow. Dogecoin. This is truly a wonderment to behold. Life imitating art, imitating life. From its humble beginnings as meme to where it is today. Originally formed as a joke, “Dogecoin was created by IBM software engineer Billy Markus and Adobe software engineer Jackson Palmer. They wanted to create a peer-to-peer digital currency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. In addition, they wanted to distance it from the controversial history of other coins. Dogecoin was officially launched on December 6, 2013, and within the first 30 days there were over a million visitors to Dogecoin.com. By January 2014, the trading volume of Dogecoin briefly surpassed that of Bitcoin and all other crypto-currencies combined, however, its market capitalization remained substantially behind that of Bitcoin. Initially, Dogecoin featured a randomized reward that is received for each mining block, however, in March 2014 this behavior was later updated to a static block reward. In January 2021, Dogecoin went up over 800% in 24 hours, attaining a price of $0.07, as a result of attention from Reddit users, partially encouraged by Elon Musk and the GameStop short squeeze. In February 2021, Dogecoin hit a new high price of $0.08 following Twitter encouragement from Musk, Snoop Dogg and Gene Simmons. In March 2021, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced his NBA team would allow purchasing tickets and products with Dogecoin; within two days, Cuban had declared his franchise had become the top Dogecoin merchant, having carried out 20,000 transactions. On May 9, 2021, SpaceX announced a rideshare mission to the Moon completely funded by Dogecoin, thus becoming the first space mission funded by a cryptocurrency. Elon Musk confirmed this news via Twitter. DOGE-1 will be a minor 40kg rideshare payload on Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 mission in Q1 2022”
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