Dogecoin up 4% as X payments speculations return

Key takeaways

  • DOGE is outperforming the other major cryptocurrencies, up by 4% in the last 24 hours.

  • The positive performance comes as speculations return that DOGE could become a payment option on X (Twitter).

DOGE outperforms the broader market

DOGE, the native coin of the Dogecoin ecosystem, is the best performer amongst the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap today. The coin has added 4% to its value in the last 24 hours, outperforming Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies.

At press time, the price of Dogecoin stands at $0.0771. The positive performance comes as speculations returned that DOGE could be used for payments on Twitter, which was rebranded to X by Elon Musk earlier this week.

Market analysts believe that DOGE’s price could soar higher thanks to this speculation. Kryptomon Chief Marketing Officer Tomer Nuni told CoinDesk that;

“The speculation is that advertisers could be able to pay DOGE for ads and for other uses on Twitter. We saw the same happening when Tesla revealed the ability to pay for its goods with DOGE. So the speculation could be around Musk’s businesses and stakeholdings starting to accept crypto, as Tesla does.”

Dogecoin is currently the seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, behind Circle’s USDC stablecoin.

Twitter is reportedly designing a system that would allow users to make payments via the social media platform. However, Elon Musk wants fiat currencies to be supported before Twitter will include cryptocurrencies as payment options. 

Bitcoin drops to the $29k level

While Dogecoin was rallying, Bitcoin was tanking. Bitcoin is down by more than 2% in the last 24 hours, briefly dropping below the $29k level late on Monday.

At press time, the price of Bitcoin stands at $29,255. The poor performance came following the Wall Street Journal’s report on Monday, alleging possible wash trading activities by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. 

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