What Is Dogecoin?

What Is Dogecoin?

Dogecoin is one of the world’s most popular 'memecoins.' Launched at the end of 2013, Dogecoin was originally created as a joke, but it’s since become something seriously valuable.

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Reviewed by: Sumit Roy
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Dogecoin is one of the world’s most popular “memecoins.” Launched at the end of 2013, Dogecoin was originally created as a joke, but it’s since become something seriously valuable. In 2021, the coin became one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrencies, with a peak market capitalization of $85 billion.

Sumit Roy is the senior ETF analyst for etf.com, where he has worked for 13 years. He creates a variety of content for the platform, including news articles, analysis pieces, videos and podcasts.

Before joining etf.com, Sumit was the managing editor and commodities analyst for Hard Assets Investor. In those roles, he was responsible for most of the operations of HAI, a website dedicated to education about commodities investing.

Though he still closely follows the commodities beat, Sumit covers a much broader assortment of topics for etf.com, with a particular focus on stock and bond exchange-traded funds.

He is the host of etf.com’s Talk ETFs, a popular video series that features weekly interviews with thought leaders in the ETF industry. Sumit is also co-host of Exchange Traded Fridays, etf.com’s weekly podcast series.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys climbing the city’s steep hills, playing chess and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe.