Dogecoin: Can DOGE attain $1 anytime soon?

Lavina Daryanani
Source: CNBC

Back during the initial few months of last year, Dogecoin’s rising development activity was the talk of the crypto town. During the SNL period in May, along with the price rise, this metric too kept attaining new highs.

In fact, as illustrated below, as and when the state of this fundamental metric has improved, DOGE’s price has reacted positively. However, over the past few weeks, that has not been the case.

During the initial half of May, the project’s development activity consistently rose and formed a multi-month high. The asset’s price, on the other hand, dropped from $0.1346 to $0.0873 in the same timeframe.

Source: Santiment

Similarly, for the most part of last year, whenever Dogecoin’s transaction count peaked, the asset’s price followed suit. Per data from Messari, as the txn count rose from 20.1k to 34.4k in the May to June period in 2021, DOGE pounced in value from $0.302 to $0.423.

Likewise, October’s transaction count pump from 23.1k to 54.6k made DOGE jump from $0.25 to $0.3 n the price chart in just a matter of days.

Over the last couple of days, the state of this metric has notched up from 18.5k to 21.4k, but Dogecoin hasn’t been able to put a stop to its losses. In the same period, it has already tumbled from $0.845 to $0.829.

Source: Messari

So, what’s missing?

Well, Dogecoin rallies in the past have all been sort of triggered and instigated by the self-proclaimed father, Elon Musk. Even if not so, he has at least made it a point to shower his blessings via random tweets during Dogecoin’s dry spell phases and the same has, more often than not, proven to be effective.

So at this stage, perhaps, the Musk factor is the only missing ingredient and an out-of-the-blue prompt from him has the potential to alter DOGE’s fate completely. In an event of the same, the crowd euphoria could propel Dogecoin towards $1.