Originally published by The Tampa Tribune, tbo is now among the portfolio of brands powered by the Tampa Bay Times. Block reward As of February 2018, the current block reward is about 10000 Dogecoins. Circulating supply As of February 2018, over 113 billion coins had been mined. Shiba Inu dog from the “Doge” Internet meme as its logo. Compared with other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin had a fast initial coin production schedule: 100 billion coins were in circulation by mid-2015, with an additional 5. 256 billion coins every year thereafter. As of 30 June 2015, the 100 billionth Dogecoin had been mined.
Dogecoin was created by programmer Billy Markus from Portland, Oregon, who hoped to create a fun cryptocurrency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. In addition, he wanted to distance it from the controversial history of other coins. After receiving several mentions on Twitter, Palmer purchased the domain dogecoin. Markus saw the site linked in an IRC chat room, and started efforts to create the currency after reaching out to Palmer. 00095, with a volume of billions of Dogecoins per day.
On December 25, 2013, the first major theft of Dogecoin occurred when millions of coins were stolen during a hack on the online cryptocurrency wallet platform Dogewallet. The Dogecoin community and foundation have encouraged fundraising for charities and other notable causes. Inspired by the Winter Olympics fundraiser and smaller charity fundraising successes, the Dogecoin Foundation, led by Eric Nakagawa, began collecting donations to build a well in the Tana river basin in Kenya in cooperation with Charity: Water. On March 25, 2014, the Dogecoin community successfully raised 67. Trading physical, tangible items in exchange for DOGE takes place on online communities such as Reddit and Twitter, where users frequently share currency-related information. The first Dogecoin ATM was demoed at Coinfest in Vancouver in February 2014.