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Dogecoin Is Not Worth $37 Billion, Says Crypto King Barry Silbert

Dogecoin Is Not Worth $37 Billion, Says Crypto King Barry Silbert WikiBit 2021-05-31 11:49

Barry Silbert of Digital Currency Group believes that Dogecoin derives its value solely from a collective belief.

Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert has doubled down on his criticism of Dogecoin.

During a recent Twitter spat with Billy Markus, the co-founder of the meme crypto who tweets under the “Shibetoshi Nakamoto” handle, Silbert wrote that DOGE wasnt worth $37 billion.

The “crypto king” claims that the coins value comes from “a collective belief” instead of any sort of utility.

On May 5, Dogecoins market cap surpassed an eye-popping $90 billion.

On May 8, Silbert announced that he shorted the joke coin while urging its holders to convert their proceeds to Bitcoin. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on the same day, which ended up being a typical “sell the news” event: DOGE tanked over 30 percent.

While Dogecoin has so far failed to recover, it remains the seventh-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $39 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

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Dogecoin is here to stay

Even though Silbert has emerged as the arch-enemy of the Dogecoin community, he admits that the canine coin is here to stay because it has “one of the most passionate” communities.

The Dogecoins subreddit recently surpassed 2 million followers. Only r/Bitcoin can boast a higher number of followers among coin-specific subreddits.

Earlier this year, Dogecoin also surpassed Bitcoin in Google search interest.


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