News / Dogecoin (DOGE) Spikes on Coinbase Pro Listing

Dogecoin (DOGE) Spikes on Coinbase Pro Listing


Dogecoin (DOGE) is sprung and set for its first day of trading on Coinbase Pro, after opening wallets for deposits on June 2. 

Coinbase will attempt to slowly raise the market’s liquidity, and initially DOGE will start trading in a controlled fashion, with the potential to halt trading if conditions are not met. Initial orders will be post-only or limit-only. 

DOGE will start full trading in pairings with fiat currencies USD and EUR, as well as stablecoin USDT. There will also be an additional DOGE/BTC pair. Despite the effect of Coinbase Pro, DOGE continues to trade on the Binance exchange, where up to 30% of its total volumes are concentrated. 

DOGE is carried by Kraken exchange as well, though with much lower liquidity. DOGE relies on spot trading, with the potential for “whales” to both boost or depress the price. The current price spike also happens on volumes of about $10B in 24 hours, just a third from peak level trading. Sell walls indicate there are traders willing to take profits, as most wallets for DOGE are in the money after investing at rock-bottom prices. 

Why DOGE Won’t Give Up

Even the market shakedown at the end of May could not bring DOGE back to its previous positions. The coin, with its high meme potential, took over social media and gained mainstream acceptance. DOGE is also boosted by Robinhood users and connected to hype traders on the Reddit platform, who can arrange to act in concert and possibly boost prices.

Coinbase has avoided DOGE for years due to its unserious nature and lack of development. But in 2021, public demand finally led to the listing. For now, DOGE is only available on the Coinbase Pro platform, with no guarantee of a Coinbase listing. 

Coinbase is thus capable of becoming one of the sources of DOGE acquisition for the wider US public. The move has the potential to cause another expansion of DOGE prices. 

Following the news, DOGE traded at $0.42, up more than 17% overnight. The asset is still far from its peak at $0.70, but has managed to regain most of its positions since the market crash. DOGE is also near its peak above 11,000 Satoshi, keeping its strong gains against BTC. 

Can DOGE Still Go to $1

DOGE market prices move based on hype, as they did around April 20, when the “meme” price of $0.69 was attempted. Now, the next barrier for DOGE would be to reach $1. 

The asset remains highly unpredictable, and hinges on the overall performance of the crypto market. DOGE also has not received more endorsements from Elon Musk, tech king of Tesla, Inc., which was the initial driver of mainstream attention. 

DOGE remains highly speculative, and some of its pairings may still perform rapid price moves. 

Whales Hold DOGE

There are some worries that DOGE ownership is in the hands of a few large-scale wallets. The top wallet for DOGE not only holds 28% of the current supply, but also keeps increasing its holdings. 

The top wallet started accumulating DOGE in February 2016, and has continuously added new coins. The coincidence with Elon Musk’s interest in the coin has raised speculation that it is indeed his wallet. 

There are other significant DOGE holdings, with about 50% of the supply held by “whales”. At the same time, older buyers or miners have created millions of wallets with insignificant amounts of DOGE, which may be lost to circulation. 

Still, because of the large-scale wallet, most users are advised not to buy near the top, due to the risk of 50% corrections happening fast. 

Is DOGE Mining Profitable

DOGE mining produces 10,000 new coins every minute. Potentially, DOGE mining is possible with a GPU, though it would require about 20 video cards to achieve a tentative profitability of $23 per day. 

DOGE is also co-mined with Litecoin (LTC), meaning it would be difficult to compete with specialized mining farms. Mining has been especially profitable since the start of 2021, when DOGE moved out of the sub-penny range. 

Mining is thus not the best way to acquire DOGE for the first time, as profitability is also fluctuating. 

DOGE-Inspired Tokens Keep Adding Gains

DOGE inspired the issuance of a series of meme tokens, which are taking off based on decentralized trading on the Uniswap exchange. ShibaInu (SHIB) is approaching the top 30 coins by market capitalization, attempting another climb from its recent lows. SHIP is up 11% on the day, though still nearly 90% down from its peak price. 

AKITA is also up 24%, though trading at a fraction of a penny and yet to recover its record price. 

Dog-meme tokens remain extremely risky, and rely on the thin liquidity of Uniswap trading pairs. They are not guaranteed to repeat the success of DOGE, or its adoption on exchanges.

Copy the Best Traders
Copy the Best Traders

eToro is one of the easiest places to buy crypto and a recognised brand in the financial industry. You can also follow and copy the most successful traders on the site! A great site for beginners.

Kraken
Kraken

With over 50 coins and an obsession with security, Kraken is one of the safest places to buy and trade crypto.

eToro Review
eToro Review

eToro is a social trading platform that allows you to buy into cryptocurrencies, international stocks and shares and more complex financial assets. It also have an innovative Copy Trader feature where you can choose to follow other successful traders and automatically copy their trades to hopefully share in their success

Kraken Review
Kraken Review

Kraken has a good reputation for security and protection of your funds and operates across the USA (except NY), Canada, the EU and Japan

How to buy Bitcoin in the UK with a debit card
How to buy Bitcoin in the UK with a debit card

We look at where to buy and how to buy including limits, fees, security, and verification

Introduction to Technical Analysis
Introduction to Technical Analysis

A beginners guide to candlesticks, trend line, indicators and chart patterns

Bitcoin Review
Bitcoin Review

The first cryptocurrency. It has limitations for transactions but it is still the most popular being secure, trusted and independent from banks and governments.

Cardano Review
Cardano Review

An innovative digital asset utilizing a fully decentralized consensus protocol called Ourobouros. The network aims to compete with Ethereum in offering smart contract functionalities. However it is lightyears behind Ethereum in terms of adoption.