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Dogecoin Creator Reveals Who Wrote Most of DOGE Code, As Elon Musk Slams Jackson Palmer for Zero Contribution

Billy Markus, the creator of Dogecoin (DOGE), the largest dog-themed meme token, has jokingly teased about who wrote most of the Dogecoin code.

In a tweet a couple of hours ago, Markus wrote, “Q: who wrote most of the dogecoin code? A: bitcoin devs.”

Explaining his statement, Markus said, “They (Bitcoin devs) didn’t make dogecoin, but dogecoin is mostly bitcoin code.”

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Elon Musk Slams Dogecoin co-founder Jackson Palmer

Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus founded Dogecoin in 2013. Dogecoin is a proof-of-work (PoW) crypto that was created as a joke based on a popular meme portraying a Shiba Inu, a Japanese breed of dog.

This comes as Tesla CEO Elon Musk intensified his criticism of Dogecoin co-founder Jackson Palmer, saying that the Australian software developer never wrote a single line of Dogecoin code.

Elon Musk wrote, “My kids wrote better code when they were 12 than the nonsense script Jackson sent me. Like I said, if it’s so great, he should share it with the world and make everyone’s experience with Twitter better. If he does, you will see what I mean. Jackson Palmer is a tool… And Palmer always forgets to mention that he never wrote a single line of Dogecoin code.”

Palmer responded with a now-deleted tweet that referred to a Github page of his contributions. Fellow co-founder Billy Markus, attempting to calm heightened emotions, tweeted that neither he nor Palmer contributed much to the project, which was originally supposed to be a joke.

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Markus humorously stated, “The people after us did exponentially more than either Jackson or I did on the codebase. I think I wrote like 20 lines of code and copied the rest.”

While Musk continues to slam Palmer for his purported arrogance, Markus keeps getting the billionaire’s praise for being humble:

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“You’re humble bro. Billy’s sense of humor & irreverence is a big part of why people love Dogecoin.”


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Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba is a passionate writer with a vast interest in the stock market. She joined the crypto ecosystem about three years ago and has written lots of ebooks and articles in relation to cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. Tobi Loba earned her degree at the University of Ibadan.
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