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What is Dogecoin?

An open-source peer-to-peer digital currency, favoured by Shiba Inus worldwide.

At its heart, Dogecoin is the accidental crypto movement that makes people smile! It is also an opensource peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that utilises blockchain technology, a highly secure decentralised system of storing information as a public ledger that is maintained by a network of computers called nodes. More than this, though, is the ethos of Dogecoin, summarised in the Dogecoin Manifesto , and its amazing, vibrant community made up of friendly folks just like you! Learn more.

Getting started

01 choose your wallet

A wallet is necessary for people wanting to use, trade, or hold Dogecoin. You can pick a wallet

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02 configure your wallet

After downloading, you can configure your wallet according to our


03 get some dogecoin

There’s lots of ways to get your hands on some Dogecoin.

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Do Only Good Everyday.

The Dogecoin community cares about supporting each other, being kind, teaching people about cryptocurrency, fundraising, having fun, making memes, and being absurd. This is nicely captured by Dogecoin’s unofficial tagline: Do Only Good Everyday. Get involved in our awesome community via the below links:

A common source of FUD surrounding Dogecoin is the claim that certain wallets holding a large percentage of the supply are owned by private investors or so-called “whales”. In reality, many of the top Dogecoin wallets are cold wallets or hot wallets controlled by … Read more…

Oh yes it does, and it always has! The simple fact is that money has utility - and Dogecoin is money! Indeed, Dogecoin is one of the few cryptocurrencies that has been used for this main purpose from day one. Dogecoin was first meant to be a joke - and it served, and will serve, … Read more…

Right now, and for the next hundred years or so, Dogecoin operates like, and will continue to operate like, most other crypto assets. “Capped” assets are nowhere near mined out – and will continue adding to their supply, just like Dogecoin, for the foreseeable future. Dogecoin’s … Read more…

Dogecoin does not need coin burning marketing mechanisms that new tokens and other chains have attempted to implement to artificially inflate their prices. Simplez.

Oh, yes it does - and it always has! Dogecoin’s primary purpose has always been to be used as a currency. Dogecoin was originally a fork of a cryptocurrency called Luckycoin - itself a fork of Litecoin. Billy Markus, co-creator of Dogecoin with Jackson Palmer, acted as a solo … Read more…

Memes are awesome, and they’re easy to make! There’s lots of meme maker websites, and even meme applications that you can install on your smartphone to makes memes on the run. You may even go one step further and create Dogecoin-themed meme templates which have a possibility of … Read more…

Miners and mining are at the center of Dogecoin’s Proof of Work consensus mechanism. Check these Dogepedia articles to understand what miners do, how they interact with nodes, and why mining pools come into play when it comes to mining: What is a miner? What is a mining … Read more…

A wallet is just a collection of private keys and public keys. Each one of the wallet’s private keys is a randomised 256-bit number unique to your wallet, and it is what you need to be able to access and spend your coins. Your public address - the address which other Dogecoin … Read more…

Dogecoin is an open-source project, meaning that anyone with some technical know-how can contribute to Dogecoin’s technical development. Even if you’re new to the space, it’s never too late to learn new tricks! Dogecoin has an amazing team of developers and volunteers who are … Read more…

Magic and memes! (Just kidding. Kind of.) First things first: Dogecoin is money. Like other popular cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin works by utilising blockchain technology. Unlike a lot of other popular cryptocurrencies, though, the fees to send Dogecoin are extremely small, and the … Read more…

Mining pools are services, operated by third parties not affiliated with Dogecoin, which allow a group of miners to combine their hashing power when attempting to solve the “puzzles” involved in mining Dogecoin. Mining rewards - consisting of 10,000 Dogecoin per block … Read more…

Dogecoin’s history includes many charitable endeavours: from funding clean water wells in 2014 for Kenya, to the #TeamSeas initiative in 2021 – and many worthwhile causes in-between. The past year, though, has seen a dramatic increase in charities directly accepting Dogecoin … Read more…

Find out more about Dogecoin


Learn more about the Dogecoin Foundation and its Trailmap for Dogecoin!

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Announcements from the Dogecoin Foundation can be found here.

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Read our responses to some frequently asked questions about Dogecoin IP.

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