According to Twitter account @DogeWhaleAlert, the current total combined amount of Dogecoin held by stock brokerage app Robinhood on behalf of its investors is 40,508,384,607 DOGE, or $2,518,365,763, which represents 29.7% of the circulating supply.
The current total combined amount of #Dogecoin held by @RobinhoodApp 🪶 on behalf of its investors is:— Ðogecoin Whale Alert (@DogeWhaleAlert) October 9, 2022
29.70% of the circulating supplyhttps://t.co/iWz81V8Eg4
As reported by U.Today, the Dogecoin team debunked the myth that a whale or "private investor" held nearly 30% of the Dogecoin supply. It states that many of the top Dogecoin wallets are cold wallets or hot wallets controlled by exchanges and brokers, and they thus represent Dogecoin held in custody for thousands of people.
Dogecoin developer addresses rumors
A recurrent notion that has persisted in Dogecoin development over the past two years is that proof of stake may eventually replace proof of work. This was noted in a recent blog post by Dogecoin Core Developer chromatic x.
He makes it clear that there are presently no firm intentions or suggestions to depart from the proof-of-work implementation used by Dogecoin. He argues that there are currently no grounds for believing any prediction that this would ever occur or that there is a deadline by which it might. He added, "It's irresponsible to suggest otherwise; if such a thing were to happen, the core developers should know about it, and the core developers should be transparent and direct about it."
Dogecoin community-focused Twitter account Mishaboar reports an update on Dogecoin Core development provided by Patrick Lodder. He indicates that 1.14.7 might be released this year, including new features, and 1.21, on which Doge's future might be built, could come out in March 2023.
As reported by U.Today, Dogecoin's most recent core update, version 1.14.6, took place in July 2022.