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.

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…