Mar 4, 2021 by Andrei Calina

There’s a huge wave of hype surrounding DOGE lately, following a series of tweets from Elon Musk. And it doesn’t look to end anytime soon, as the token could actually be the first cryptocurrency to reach the moon, following the aborted launch of a SpaceX ship.

Yesterday, Musk’s company tried to launch the Starship SN10 vehicle from its facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The final version of the spaceship will allegedly be able to reach the moon, even though the variant launched yesterday was just supposed to stay within the atmosphere, for a test.

What has this to do with DOGE?

We still don’t know if it was a simple joke, but Elon Musk kept repeating on Twitter that Dogecoin will be the first of all currencies to follow in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps. If astronauts aren’t planning to take any cash with them, of course, which is less likely.

But how the crypto community started considering this possibility? It all started with a tweet from Musk.

It is believed that the Tesla founder is responsible for the most recent DOGE price surges, helping it rise by more than 60% in the last month.

How can DOGE reach the moon?

So far, only twelve people have walked on the moon, all of them being NASA astronauts. However, none of them carried any kind of currency at the time. But things can change pretty soon.

Through NASA’s Artemis program, SpaceX is planning to send people to the moon by 2024, using a passenger spacecraft. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has already bought nine seats for a 2023 launch and we won’t be surprised to see even more wealthy enough people do the same thing. If any of them will carry a ledger, let’s say, with DOGE on it, then, literally, the digital asset will reach the moon.