Elon Musk's Twitter Gave Dogecoin A New Feature In January: Here Is What It Was All About

Twitter added a Dogecoin DOGE/USD "cashtag" earlier this year, in January. Using this feature, users can search for the current prices of cryptocurrencies.

What Happened: Before that, in December 2022, Twitter had unveiled a price index allowing users to search the prices of Bitcoin BTC/USD and Ethereum ETH/USD. But then Elon Musk’s beloved Dogecoin had not made the cut.

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So, in January, when Twitter added the Dogecoin "cashtag," DOGE advisor ‘Mishaboar’ expressed his gratitude to Musk for including it in the price index. ‘Mishaboar’ had tweeted, “Dogecoin has its chart hashtag now, type $doge to see the chart. You can also see the CPI announcement uptick. Thanks Elon!”

The price chart showed the "View on Robinhood” link, which took users straight to their ETH or Bitcoin price charts when clicked, with an option to "Sign Up to Buy Ethereum" or Bitcoin underneath. No official partnership was disclosed between Twitter and Robinhood.

Price Action: At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $27,799, down 0.63%. DOGE, at $0.097, was up 27% in the last 24 hours, according to Benzinga Pro data.

This story was originally published on Jan. 13, 2023.

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