Dogecoin is an open-source P2P cryptocurrency, which is based on the popular meme of a dog breed Shiba Inu. Dogecoin was created by its founders Billy Markus, Oregon, and Jackson Palmer. The meme-based coin was forked from Litecoin in December of 2013. And was foreseen as a fun, light-hearted cryptocurrency. DOGE was essentially used for tipping on Reddit and Twitter in order to reward the creators for sharing quality content.
The meme coin is now accepted by a number of brands in exchange for products and services. Conversely, the working principle of Dogecoin is distinct from that of Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work, in multiple aspects. One of which is by using “Script Technology”. Dogecoin has a block time of 1 minute, and the total supply is uncapped, meaning an infinite number of coins can be mined. This has been one of the reasons for stagnant price action. Other reasons include the lack of upgrades and developments, ever since 2015. However, the Dogecoin community continues to remain stout despite the persistent negative criticism.