Dogecoin ($DOGE) Creator Sold His Crypto in 2015 ‘To Buy a Used Honda Civic’

Recently, Dogecoin (DOGE) creator and co-founder Billy Markus wrote about the highly popular meme cryptocurrency in an open letter published on Reddit (on subreddit “/dogecoin“).

The Birth of DOGE

As you may have heard, it was indeed created for sillies after Jackson Palmer made an flippant tweet about it that idea being the ‘next big thing’ and I threw it together, without any expectation or plan. It took about 3 hours to make, with the bulk of that time making alterations to the client to make the text Comic Sans and some custom graphics and wording for different pieces of the UI.

Why Did Markus Leave the Dogecoin Project?

I left around 2015 as the community started to strongly shift from one that I was comfortable with.

How Much DOGE Does Markus Have Now?

I don’t currently own any Dogecoin except what has been tipped to me recently, I gave away and/or sold all the crypto I had back in 2015 after being laid off and scared about my dwindling savings at the time, for about enough in total to buy a used Honda Civic.

What Makes Dogecoin ‘Worthwhile’ to Markus?

Joy, kindness, learning, giving, empathy, fun, community, inspiration, creativity, generosity, silliness, absurdity. These types of things are what makes Dogecoin worthwhile to me. If the community embodies these things, that’s True Value.

Current Dogecoin Price

According to data by CryptoCompare, currently (as of 23:00 UTC on February 14), DOGE is trading around $0.05824.

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are for informational purposes only and do not constitute financial, investment, or other advice.

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