Elon Musk, the renowned CEO of Tesla Inc. has once again playfully reiterated that Dogecoin (DOGE), the cryptocurrency based on the meme of a shiba inu, was the way to go.
It is no news that the CEO has a long-standing love for Dogecoin, having playfully touted the cryptocurrency which contributed to its ongoing rally. As market sentiment surrounding DOGE continues to be bullish, Elon Musk has now mentioned Dogecoin again, declaring that the coin is the people’s crypto.
Per his exact words, he said,
“Dogecoin is the people’s crypto,” adding in another tweet that there is “No need to be a gigachad to own” the coin.
As expected, the comments have sparked a new bout of interest among more conservative investors, especially those who made a sell-off in the past week following a massive rally of the coin in a bid to mirror GameStop’s gains in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Dogecoin Associated With Pump and Dump Scheme
Despite the massive rally Elon Musk has thrown behind Dogecoin, leading to the cryptocurrency ranking among the top 20 cryptocurrencies, many people have capitalized on these supposed “promotional gestures” to turn the coin into a pump and dump scheme.
Each attempt to promote the coin as a “must-own” crypto usually stirs a massive rally that encourages a lot of people to buy up the coin. Prior to the ongoing movement in the market at the time of writing, Dogecoin saw an increase of about 800% in the past week in which its price soared. The coin has since fallen back to $0.03 from $0.08 after many bears sold off their holdings.
With Elon’s latest accolade for the altcoin, it is rallying more than 53% to $0.05 at the time of writing according to