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- South African–born American entrepreneur
Dogecoin, a dog-themed cryptocurrency, has surged over 6,000% year-to-date thanks in part to the support of Elon Musk and other celebrities. Its origins as a "joke" make it the first memecoin, going overlooked by mainstream media and financial experts as a "shitcoin." But is it time to take DOGE seriously? CoinDesk's Emily Parker discusses her views on why it's important to take note of the rise of memecoins.