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The meteoric rise in Dogecoin over the previous month is benefitting one congressman who bought the cryptocurrency greater than as soon as this month.
Republican Home member Mark Green purchased between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of Dogecoin on April 1 and April 14, in line with a periodic transaction report filed on Thursday.
Dogecoin, which traded at $.054 on April 1, is hovering round $0.39 on Monday, representing a achieve of 632%. Inexperienced's $1,000-$15,000 buy of Dogecoin on April 1 is price between $7,632 and $109,800, relying on how a lot he truly purchased. And since Inexperienced's extra buy of Doge on April 14, the coin is up 247%.
Different crypto purchases made by Inexperienced embrace Ethereum Basic and Stellar Lumens, in line with the disclosure.
The surge in Dogecoin has befuddled many, because the dog-meme-inspired cryptocurrency was started as a joke in 2013 with an infinite amount of supply of the coin. Even the creator of Dogecoin sold his stake years ago to buy a Honda Civic.
Dogecoin has caught the eye of celebrities, like Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host Man Fieri, who tweeted support for the cryptocoin last week. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has additionally voiced his assist for Dogecoin on Twitter over the previous few months. "Dogecoin is the people's crypto," Musk tweeted.
Now, the cryptocurrency has a complete market worth of $50 billion, making it larger than Ford, Marriot, and Kimberly-Clark.
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