Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) co-creator Billy Markus has revealed how a lot DOGE he holds and re-emphasized his proper to voice an opinion as a neighborhood member.
What Occurred: Markus tweeted Sunday that whereas he doesn’t “communicate for dogecoin” and he isn’t on the mission, he’s nonetheless a neighborhood member.
The DOGE co-creator stated he holds about 220,000 DOGE. At press time, DOGE traded 0.5% decrease at $0.19. This is able to make Markus’ holdings value almost $41,800. DOGE hit an all-time excessive of $0.74 in Could of this yr.
In a sequence of tweets on the identical day, Markus stated he won’t ever return to coding his creation. The developer stated, “engaged on a crypto mission is horrible as [I] have truly discovered the extra you do for individuals, the extra entitled they get and worse they deal with you.”
i by no means will. engaged on a crypto mission is horrible as i’ve truly discovered the extra you do for individuals, the extra entitled they get and worse they deal with you.
i respect the builders lots for volunteering to take action for all these years.
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) December 27, 2021
In a tweet, Markus stated he believes that “each particular person would turn into misanthropic in my place.”
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Why It Issues: Dogecoin was co-created by Markus and Jackson Palmer in 2013. Palmer stated this yr he is not going to be returning to cryptocurrency.
Palmer described cryptocurrency as an “inherently right-wing, hyper-capitalistic know-how constructed primarily to amplify the wealth of its proponents by means of a mixture of tax avoidance, diminished regulatory oversight and artificially enforced shortage,” in line with an earlier report.
This yr, Markus informed Benzinga that he bought all his cryptocurrency holdings in 2015 for an quantity equal to what a used Honda Civic would price.
On the time, Markus liquidated his total cryptocurrency portfolio for almost $10,000.
Whereas Markus will not be engaged on DOGE anymore, he started a foray into non-fungible tokens or NFTs in 2021. This summer time, he launched his “Crappy Doodle NFTs.” He has additionally bought another items such because the “Capped Doge” which went for $70,000.
In August, Markus was named a board advisor to the revived Dogecoin Basis, together with others similar to Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) co-creator Vitalik Buterin.
After he was named advisor, he informed Benzinga, “For me, I’ve roughly been conserving a pulse on the final Dogecoin neighborhood and have many conversations with neighborhood members, so I can deliver that information to the Basis.”