Dogecoin (DOGE) may have landed major proponent Mark Cuban in hot water as it hits its lowest against Bitcoin (BTC) in over half a year.DOGE/BTC 1-week candle chart (Bittrex). Source: TradingView”Now price it in bananas”Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed DOGE/BTC trailing at 412 satoshis (0.00000412 BTC) on Oct. 14 — down from highs of 1,284 satoshis (0.00001284 BTC) in April.As Bitcoin outpaces altcoins en masse this month, the pain has been especially intense for Dogecoin investors after months of public campaigning by both Cuban and others, including the world’s richest man, Elon Musk.Nothing has been able to reverse the meme-based cryptocurrency’s fortunes, however, and now, frustrated commentators are even demanding an explanation.Cuban was in line for retribution this week, with podcast host Preston Pysh suggesting that his touting of Dogecoin on U.S. national television at the highs had been — to say the least — misguided.Cuban Coin, measured in BTC…since promoting it to the world on Ellen. @mcuban pic.twitter.com/8LQAECwsmk— Preston Pysh (@PrestonPysh) October 13, 2021Fellow pundit Peter McCormack joined calls for Cuban to comment on the situation against the latter’s backdrop of criticism of Bitcoin.Twitter users further evoked Cuban’s claim that he would rather own bananas than BTC, poking fun at Dogecoin’s declining purchasing power when measured in the fruit.In August, Cuban stated that he owned less than $500 of DOGE.Has the DOGE had its day?Musk, meanwhile, has moved on to incorporate Dogecoin spin-off cryptocurrencies in his publicity efforts, these likewise seeing huge gains on the back of even the most innocuous comments.Related: Elon Musk’s Tesla is already $1 billion in profit from holding BitcoinOne such coin, Shiba Inu (SHIB), has since seen substantial selling from large-volume investors known as whales.The Tesla CEO did not escape the wrath of Bitcoiners earlier this year, however, with his Dogecoin activities being met with claims of investor manipulation.As Cointelegraph reported, altcoins are tipped for a renaissance once Bitcoin hits its cycle top, this currently slated for the beginning of 2022.
The infamous dogecoin was one of the first meme-based digital currencies and it’s safe to say that the coin inspired a myriad of meme-focused or joke tokens meant to be used for fun. However, while dogecoin has had a phenomenal 2021 rising 8,515% in 12 months, during the last month dogecoin prices have stagnated a great deal. At one time, dogecoin held the fourth largest market capitalization but today, the original meme-coin’s overall market valuation has slid to the ninth position.
Dogecoin Slips to the Ninth Largest Market Position After Price Highs Subside, 67% Down From ATH
At the beginning of the year, many people said that “you can’t keep a good dog down” after dogecoin (DOGE) started its triumphant price surge and continued to rise higher month after month. That’s because dogecoin has been around for years, and for many of those years, DOGE traded for less than a U.S. penny per unit. But thanks to a lot of social media activity, mainstream media headlines, celebrity and brand-name mentions, and a few tweets from Elon Musk, dogecoin reached an all-time high of $0.731 per coin on May 8, 2021.
Moreover, that week historical data shows that dogecoin (DOGE) held the fourth largest market cap on May 9. At the time, the DOGE market cap was above ADA’s overall market valuation, with $73.8 billion that week. However, the $0.73 high did not last long and by the following week, historical metrics indicate that DOGE slid to the fifth largest market capitalization with cardano (ADA) once again taking the lead on May 16. Today, DOGE markets have not been performing so hot and the meme-based crypto asset is down 67% from its all-time price high.
Dogecoin 30-Day Values Slide 18%, Mysterious ‘DH5y’ Dogecoin Whale Still Holds Over 36 Billion DOGE
Dogecoin has a whopping 131,282,808,198 circulating supply today and it still has whales that own large percentages of this supply. The infamous “DH5y” dogecoin address holds a massive 36.7 billion DOGE today. On Tuesday, the overall market valuation for dogecoin (DOGE) is $31.3 billion and there’s around $1.1 billion in global dogecoin trade volume. Metrics show that USDT is the largest pair traded with DOGE on Tuesday as 70% of all swaps with dogecoin are traded with tethers.
USDT/DOGE volumes are followed by USD (11.41%), BUSD (5.33%), BTC (5.21%), and TRY (3.17%). The top exchange seeing the most dogecoin action on Tuesday is Coinbase, followed by Kraken. Liquid, Bittrex, and FTX crypto exchanges follow Coinbase and Kraken dogecoin trade volumes, respectively. Dogecoin holders have seen their assets slide by 4.8% in the last day alone and 22.7% during the last week. While 14-day stats for DOGE saw a 12.1% loss, 30-day stats indicate dogecoin’s fiat value shed 18.2%.
What do you think about dogecoin’s lackluster market action and how the meme-coin has slid to the ninth position in terms of market cap? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
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