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Dogecoin Erases Elon Musk-Driven Gains

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 20:00
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Alex Dovbnya
Dogecoin has plunged more than 10%, underperforming other cryptocurrencies
Dogecoin Erases Elon Musk-Driven Gains
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The price of Dogecoin, the largest meme coin, has plunged by more than 13% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.

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It is now on the verge of leaving the top 10 after erasing the lion’s share of Elon Musk-driven gains. The cryptocurrency is currently valued at $18.6 billion.  

As reported by U.Today, Dogecoin went on a massive rally last Monday after the cenbillionaire finalized his controversial $44 billion buyout deal with the social media giant.

The tech mogul’s favorite cryptocurrency is expected to play a prominent role on Twitter. Musk has already floated the idea of letting Twitter Blue subscribers pay with the help of the whimsical cryptocurrency. On top of that, he claimed that making it possible to send tips with the help of the meme coin would be “nice.”

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However, the Twitter deal itself ended up being a “buy the rumor, sell the news” event for Dogecoin.  

Musk is yet to take the reins of the influential social media platform. The transaction is expected to close later this year.

Dogecoin is the biggest laggard among the top cryptocurrencies at the time of writing, but the rest of the market is also in correction mode.

The Bitcoin price slumped to an intraday low of $37,868 on the Bitstamp exchange earlier today, reaching the lowest level since March 14.

Terra (LUNA) and Cardano (ADA) are down 8% and 6.5%, respectively.

The total cryptocurrency market value has shrunk to $1.77 trillion after the most recent sell-off.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at