Here are the numbers behind TikTok's crazy Dogecoin moment
July 8, 2020, 4:50PM EDT · 1 min read
- Dogecoin mania has hit the cryptocurrency industry
- The Block takes a look at the numbers behind the rise
That's how some cryptocurrency traders are likely thinking of recent action in Dogecoin markets after a wild week for the meme crypto. The price of the coin, originally founded as a joke, has soared as TikTok users attempt to pump it to $1 from its sub-penny price. As the dust starts to settle, we take a look at some of the numbers behind what Bloomberg has called the "Dogecoin Challenge."
As the Doge mania gripped crypto markets, trading volumes among venues supporting the crypto soared to $27M—22 times the average daily trading volume in 2020. There was a 600% increase from July 6 to July 7.
Indeed, a spike in volumes has been coupled with a spike in searches, according Google Trends, which analyzes the popularity of top search terms over time. Google searches for "dogecoin" reached the top popularity score of 100 on July 7.
Visits to Dogecoin's Wikipedia page have also skyrocketed. Prior to Tuesday's spike, the page averaged approximately 730 views per day. Tuesday's view count hit 5,700.
Finally, Dogecoin's blockchain itself has felt the repercussions of the mania. Value settled on the network hitting yearly highs of nearly $20M—close to seven times the average daily value settled on the network.
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