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Why Dogecoin Is No Longer a Joke

How the meme-inspired cryptocurrency became an Elon Musk obsession

A conceptual photo illustration of a Dogecoin as physical currency.
Photo: Yuriko Nakao/Getty

Forget the Year of the Ox — 2021 is rapidly shaping up to be the Year of the Doge, a cryptocurrency based on the internet meme of a Shiba Inu dog with a less than stellar command of English, hence “doge” and not “dog.” Nowhere has this development been cheered on more than on Elon Musk’s Twitter…

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Tabarak Khan

Tabarak Khan

I write about the psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that affect our decisions. Engineer | Brand Strategist | Curious