What is Dogecoin

March 16, 2021 by NOWPayments.io

The Official Launch of Dogecoin


The creators of Dogecoin are Bill Markus and Jackson Palmer. The two teamed up to create Dogecoin and released it to the world on December 6th 2013. At the time Bill Markus was working at IBM and Jackson Palmer was working at Adobe as a software engineer. Originally Palmer was the one who purchased the domain for Dogecoin and created a splash screen for users to check out. It was then where Markus reached out to Palmer and the development of Dogecoin started. They developed the system on the protocols of Litecoin and Lucky coin using the scrypt technology which is a proof-of-work concept. The scrypt technology utilises FPGA and ASIC devices for mining rather than allowing the use of SHA-256 mining equipment you’d see with bitcoin.

So what happened after the official launch of Dogecoin?

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