According to provided charts, Dogecoin was more popular than first cryptocurrency
According to the provided chart, Dogecoin had almost 100,000 unique daily transactions on-chain, while Bitcoin had less than 2016. Markus also commented on the provided data, saying that he hopes that Doge will eventually have the same advantage over Bitcoin.
bitcoin transactions vs dogecoin transactions, 2014 numbers
would be nice to get back to this level of on-chain usage! pic.twitter.com/CT3Lyp2wCr
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) February 27, 2022
In 2022, the situation is completely different as Bitcoin remains around 220,000 transactions per day, while Dogecoin processes fewer than 25,000 transactions.
Such a wide difference was caused by the popularity of Dogecoin in the blockchain industry back in 2014, as it was the most popular memecoin on the market with almost no analogues.
The popularity of Dogecoin dropped significantly in 2021 as numerous meme-related projects appeared in the industry. The biggest rival of DOGE was and is the Shiba Inu token, which showed explosive 1000% growth in the last year.
Since the majority of Dogecoin’s trading volume and buying power were concentrated in the hands of retail traders and investors, the appearance of such a popular cryptocurrency as Shiba Inu “stole” the spotlight.
But while other meme tokens are being chosen by retailers, companies like Tesla are constantly pushing up the price of the memecoin by announcing the acceptance of the cryptocurrency for their products.
Additionally, billionaire and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, is constantly fueling interest around the coin by posting memes, answering Markus and showing his interest in the DOGE ecosystem.