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Dogecoin Whale Moves Nearly $1 Billion Worth Of DOGE in Single Transaction That Costs Just $0.76

According to Dogecoin blockchain explorer DogeChain, the Dogecoin whale moved $973.01 million worth of DOGE to two different wallets in a single transaction.

The first wallet collected 80 million DOGE worth $13.78 million. A second wallet received 5.3 billion DOGE worth $913.09 million.

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At the time of press, the 5.3 billion DOGE transfer has a status of “not yet redeemed” indicating that the transaction is not yet complete.

For the transaction worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the Dogecoin whale spent just 4.49 DOGE in transaction fees, which totals to $0.76 as of writing.

The crypto whale that initiated the massive transfer was the second-largest Dogecoin wallet in existence prior to the transaction, according to BitInfoCharts.

The outbound transaction dropped the large wallet to the 48th-biggest Dogecoin address as it now holds over 236 million DOGE worth about $40.8 million. The crypto investor holds 0.1785% of the total supply of DOGE.

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The whale’s movements come after tech billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent the popular dog-themed meme coin’s price skyrocketing last week after announcing that the electric car manufacturer would be accepting payments in DOGE for select merchandise, though it remains unclear what items are available for purchase in Dogecoin.

According to the business magnate, who was recently appointed as Time Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year, DOGE is a better form of payment compared to Bitcoin.

“The total transaction flow that you can do with Dogecoin is substantially more than… like transactions per day [on Dogecoin] is much higher than, has much higher potential than Bitcoin.


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“[Dogecoin] is slightly inflationary, but that inflationary number is a fixed number as opposed to a percentage. So that means, over time, its percentage inflation actually decreases. And that’s actually good because it encourages people to spend rather than hoard it as a store of value.”

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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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