Dogecoin Ownership Is Highly Concentrated, Chainalysis Report Reveals

By Mansi Singh
Published August 17, 2021 Updated August 17, 2021
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Dogecoin Ownership Is Highly Concentrated, Chainalysis Report Reveals

By Mansi Singh
Published August 17, 2021 Updated August 17, 2021

New York-based blockchain data platform Chainalysis revealed on Tuesday that investors are adopting the meme coin, Dogecoin, at a level not seen since the late 2017 bull run. While long-term Doge holders have reduced their stake, new investors have increased their stake in the supply from 9% in July 2020 to 25% in August 2021.

As posted by Philip Gradwell, Chief Economist at Chainalysis, Dogecoin ownership is highly concentrated. About 106 billion DOGE, or 82% of the supply, is held by 535 entities, each occupying more than 10 million doge, or 0.01% of entities. Currently there are 4 million on-chain holders of the coin.

 

Doge is the most traded cryptocurrency so far in 2021. Its price rose from $0.005685 at the start of the year to a peak of 69 cents on May 7. This price hike was so significant that a Goldman Sachs executive made millions and later quit his job at the firm. Chainalysis report speculates that the Reddit community, attention of Elon Musk on-chain activity, rising trading volumes on top exchanges are some major reasons behind the coin’s popularity surge this year.

The Rising Trading Volume Dogecoin On  Top Exchanges

The rising trading volume on Coinbase and other major cryptocurrency exchanges is another major reason catching analyst attention to the coin. Per a recent tweet from Pentoshi, the 24-hour trading volume of Doge on Coinbase, has notably exceeded $200 million per day over the past week.

As previously reported by CoinGape, Coinbase is the largest crypto exchange of the United States and this volume spike may have analysts convinced that DOGE is turning bullish again and that the retail investors are piling back into the coin. Market influencers like Elon Musk and Mark Cuban have also largely influenced the general mass in building up a bullish sentiment surrounding the coin.

As per Gradwell, meme coin Dogecoin is directly linked with the craziness and creativity of the internet. Its price surge indicates that cryptocurrencies are being largely utilized in branding for financial assets. Although the demand and price of the coin is driven by social media, the coin is similar to all the other existing assets.

Dogecoin was trading at $0.3156 after losing 1.32% in the past 24-hours. The meme coin has managed to gain 42% over the past week and it is looking forward to making further price leaps.

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