What is Dogecoin? How a joke became hotter than bitcoin

Sat Apr 17 2021 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dogecoin is the hottest, quirkiest cryptocurrency on the planet. The total value of the dogecoins in circulation is nearly $50 billion — not bad for a digital currency that started as a joke. It is the No. 5 most-valuable cryptocurrency on the market, according to CoinMarketCap, having increased more than 6,000% this year.