Dogecoin (DOGE) has a new “CEO” — or does it now? The Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency’s co-creator Billy Markus stirred interest in the non-existent executive through a social media post.
What Happened: Markus joked on Twitter that he was resigning the post after a publication called him a CEO of Dogecoin. Markus nominated meme creator Greg as his “successor.”
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The Dogecoin creator also made a reference to Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk, who declared himself as a former CEO of the meme cryptocurrency last year.
Musk will be given the role of “Chief Meme Overlord,” as per Markus.
Greg jumped at the chance and tweeted, “With great honor I accept this position, thank you.”
Slim Jims, a snack from Conagra Brands Inc CAG, which often uses Dogecoin for social media marketing vied for an executive position as well.
Why It Matters: Dogecoin has enjoyed an 8,585.8% year-to-date gain driven by social media interest and mentions by celebrities like Musk, Snoop Dogg, Mark Cuban.
At press time, DOGE traded 15.41% higher at $0.42 over a 24-hour period. The meme coin spiked 14.79% against Bitcoin (BTC) and 13.47% against Ethereum (ETH) in the same time frame.
BTC traded 3.36% higher at $37,466.42, while ETH traded 5.02% higher at $2,697.91 at press time.
On r/Dogecoin, a Reddit forum, several posts clamored for Greg to be appointed CEO, even though the position does not exist in reality.
Even though Dogecoin does not have a chief executive, trends from Alphabet Inc GOOGL GOOG search engine Google reveal that the string “Dogecoin CEO” was more searched than "Billy Markus" in a nearly one year time period.
Musk pointed out last month that Dogecoin has no “formal organization” and his “ability to take action is limited.”
Even so, in May the Tesla chief said he was working with Dogecoin developers to improve the cryptocurrency’s “system transaction efficiency.”
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