There’s always talk going around the crypto verse about how this or that needs to be “taken more seriously,” especially when it comes to achieving success. This cryptocurrency needs to be taken more seriously. That announcement by Mr. X needs to be taken more seriously. The crypto verse needs to take adoption more seriously. We could keep going. The thing is, this notion of taking things seriously is if you should forgive the pun, taken too seriously already.
This applies particularly well to Dogecoin (DOGE) which, it is said, needs to be taken more seriously and, yes, it’s already quite successful being the joke it is. Just look at the logo.
Dogecoin has been around for more than five years already, which means it’s among the oldest tokens in the cryptosphere. It’s one of the most active coins, and it’s very evenly distributed. And that’s been possible without any help from industry giants such as Coinbase or Binance, which keep turning away from Dogecoin.
And let’s not forget that this is a cryptocurrency that was born as a joke. No, we’re not joking (now). “Investing in Dogecoin, pretty sure it’s the next big thing.” Those were Jackson’s original Tweeter words. Then Dogecoin came into being because of the encouragement he received through laughter from many users reading that tweet.
Then Jackson met Billy online, and they thought of that “Doge” meme that was viral at the time. It was a joke. Another one. And it became the logo, created by Christine Ricks which is still Dogecoin’s flag.
Later on, when it arrived on Bitcointalk, it gathered momentum not because of its technology, or advantages, or because of the ease in mining it. It became popular just because it was a lot of fun, pure and simple.
Doge is a joke now as it was when it began. An idea conceived to mock the Bitcoin bubble. Sarcasm in practical terms. That’s how Billy and Jackson took a meme and ran with it to turn it into a fully fledged cryptocurrency network, encouraged by how much fun everybody else was having in the process.
Nobody could have foreseen the success that Dogecoin would achieve as a cryptocurrency back then. It was a joke, after all, it wasn’t supposed to stick, but it did, and it’s still around. And it’s become one of the most distinctive, charismatic, popular, and active cryptocurrencies in the crypto world.
And it remains a joke. So why should anybody worry about “taking it seriously”?
Nobody should worry about that. Moreover, nobody should ever take Doge seriously. It started as a joke. It is still a joke. And it’s good humor and good spirits behind the project that has driven it forward and made it successful.
That’s how it’s been, and that’s how it should remain.
To ask for Dogecoin users or the crypto verse, in general, to take it seriously is a betrayal of the project’s origins and purpose. Being a joke won’t make this coin any less useful or valuable, or real. It will just take away the enjoyment and fun it’s given us over the years.
So stop asking for seriousness. Dogecoin is a joke. And that’s how it should remain.
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