- A survey reveals that 29 percent of Americans have heard of Dogecoin while 21 percent have heard of Ethereum.
- Elsewhere, Elon Musk asks developers to submit ideas to better improve Dogecoin’s technology.
A recent poll has disclosed that Americans are more familiar with Dogecoin than Ethereum. This comes as a big surprise as Ethereum has far more advanced technology including smart contracts, decentralized finance, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) compared to Dogecoin which is basically a memecoin.
The survey was run by Harris Poll in conjunction with CouponCabin. 2,063 adults in the U.S participated, and the objective was to seek an understanding of the perception of cryptocurrencies among people in the country.
Out of the total respondents, 89 percent said they have heard of cryptocurrency. Surprisingly, only 21 percent of the respondents said they are familiar with Ethereum compared to the 29 percent familiar with Dogecoin. The meme coin was only behind Bitcoin (71 percent) as the most popular cryptocurrency.
In addition, 21 percent of the respondents said they are familiar with Coinbase and Circle’s stablecoin (USDC). Litecoin was known by 18 percent of the respondents, with Stellar Lumen being familiar among just 10 percent.
In terms of cryptocurrency replacing fiat currency in the future, 31 percent of the respondents believe this will happen, while 30 percent only see crypto as innovative. 23 percent see it as a get-rich-quick scheme while 19 percent see crypto as shady. According to the poll, 44 percent of the respondents agree to the idea of accepting cryptocurrency as part of an online cashback reward program.
The findings are in line with a previous survey conducted by Gamblerspick.com. In that survey, one in four Americans claimed that Dogecoin is the future.
Elon Musk wants you to help improve Dogecoin
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc in a recent video called on developers to provide ideas through Reddit and Github to help improve Dogecoin’s technology.
If you’d like to help develop Doge, please submit ideas on GitHub & https://t.co/liAPQMFaQB @dogecoin_devs
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 24, 2021
In a follow-up tweet, he disclosed the call to change Doge’s fee system.
Someone suggested changing dogecoin fees based on phases of the moon, which is pretty awesome.
The inventor has been heavily criticized for controlling the meme coin and toying with Bitcoin after changing the decision to accept Bitcoin payment for Tesla vehicles. He has recently provided a hint through a poll on the possibility of Dogecoin replacing Bitcoin as Tesla’s payment crypto.
Dave Lee, a Youtuber and Tesla investor is reported to have asked about why Musk prefers Doge over the likes of Cardano, Polkadot, IOTA, Solana, and Ethereum that are trying to scale with low fees. Interestingly, Musk replied that:
Dogecoin has dogs and memes, whereas the others do not.