Dogecoin is the original memecoin. Launched back in December 2013 as a parody of the first wave of Bitcoin mania, Dogecoin took as its mascot the Shiba Inu featured in the then omnipresent doge meme (much wow!).
Dogecoin has no defined purpose. Intended as a comment on Bitcoin’s replicability and the low barrier to creating crypto knock-offs, it could perhaps, nine years on, be best thought of as a joke that’s gotten way out of hand.
However, the community that has formed around Dogecoin is undeniably strong (ft. Elon Musk) and its low unit price (courtesy of a 132 billion coin supply) and generally tongue-in-cheek nature means that DOGE has become a common entry point for those getting started in cryptocurrency.
CoinJar is the longest-running crypto exchange in Australia and has been designed from the ground up with security and ease-of-use in mind. From the quick and intuitive sign-up process, to our lightning fast bank deposits and withdrawals, low fees starting at 0% (on CoinJar Exchange), and user-friendly iOS and Android app, CoinJar is the ideal crypto exchange whether you’re buying DOGE for the first time or an experienced investor.
You can store your Dogecoin in a hardware wallet or on a trusted exchange. Hardware wallets (such as the Ledger) offer high level security, allowing you to store your crypto offline in a unit that only you have the password for. However, exchanges such as CoinJar also provide excellent security, keeping more than 90% of our crypto in cold storage or private, multi-sig wallets and offering our users next-gen 2FA account protection as default.
Dogecoin was created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer in December 2013 as a satire on the Bitcoin frenzy. It’s safe to say that they did not envision where their joke was going to end up.
The safest way to Buy Dogecoin is through a trusted exchange with a proven track record. CoinJar is Australia’s longest-running crypto exchange and has been operating since 2013 with no unplanned downtime, security breaches or loss of customer funds. We are registered with AUSTRAC and the FCA UK (for AML purposes) and work with some of the world’s largest payment providers, including Mastercard, Visa, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
The price of DOGE in AUD is determined by the international Dogecoin market – basically, the price to be found on cryptocurrency exchanges in Australia and all around the world. These prices tend to be the same (or very close) because any differences are smoothed out by arbitrage traders that buy at one exchange and sell at another.
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