Why Is Dogecoin Crashing Today?

Dogecoin DOGE/USD traded over 8% lower at press time in the early hours of Tuesday among a broader cryptocurrency meltdown.

What’s Moving? DOGE was in the red 8.4% at $0.16 over 24 hours at press time. The Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency plunged 18.85% for the week.

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Against larger-cap cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin BTC/USD and Ethereum ETH/USD, DOGE traded 1.88% and 0.35% lower, respectively.

DOGE’s year-to-date gains have fallen below 3000% at 2,792.82%. Over the last 30 days, the meme coin has fallen 42.22%.

Why Is It Moving? DOGE fell along with other major coins as the global cryptocurrency market cap fell 7.51% to $1.2 trillion at press time.

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Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus noted the cyclical connection between panic selling and price erosion of assets on Twitter Inc’s TWTR platform.

Markus noted that nothing is “guaranteed” when it comes to cryptocurrencies on Twitter. He gave examples of historical prices of Ethereum to make his point.

Meanwhile, DOGE investors are filing a class-action suit against Coinbase Global Inc COIN seeking $5 million in damages over a $1.2 million “Dogecoin Sweepstakes” dating back to June.

The investors allege Coinbase entry rules surrounding the sweepstakes were misleading.

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