While a ‘roadmap’ is a term that’s commonly used when new cryptocurrencies are released, it also conveys a rigid way forward, led by a single ‘company’ or ‘lead developer’.

Dogecoin is a community-driven, consensus based open-source project and its direction is formed by the many individual and organisational contributors to the various projects of the Dogecoin blockchain & ecosystem.

The direction of Dogecoin is paved by the many projects that the community feels best shape its direction. This is very intentional: it is important that Dogecoin remains a decentralised project with shepherds rather than rulers, whose projects and contributions stand or fall on their merits.

The Dogecoin Core software sits at the center of this ecosystem. The development happens in the Dogecoin Core Github Repository. The Dogecoin Core Projects Page acts as a tracker of Dogecoin Core’s technical development. For the purpose of reaching consensus around the development of Dogecoin Core, the community often relies on the Dogecoin Development Reddit community and on the Dogecoin Core Github Repository’s Discussion Pages.

But what about the Dogecoin Foundation, don’t they have a ‘roadmap’?

The Dogecoin Foundation participates in the same consensus-based participatory process as any one individual or group in the Dogecoin community. The Dogecoin Foundation maintains a Trailmap, which includes projects that the Foundation is committed to developing and which it believes are beneficial to the success of Dogecoin.