Meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) emerged as a stand-out digital asset over the last week, gaining momentum in reaction to Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR). However, the token’s sustainability of the rally is now a focal point after recording minor losses.
In particular, by press time, Dogecoin was trading at $0.11 with losses of over 8% in the last 24 hours. The token’s weekly chart indicates that the price peaked at $0.14 on October 29.
At the same time, following DOGE’s recent correction, the asset has emerged as the biggest daily loser among the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap tracked by CoinMarketCap.
Triggers for DOGE’s correction
Although DOGE’s price correction can be attributed to the general crypto market movement, it can also be argued that investors are likely taking the profit out of the eighth-ranked cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The latest downturn follows DOGE’s weekly gains of over 100%.
It is worth noting that most investors appeared to rediscover their interest in DOGE after the Twitter deal emerged. Notably, before the deal’s announcement, the token wasn’t performing well after being weighed down by the ongoing crypto winter.
Furthermore, besides the apparent profit taking, a section of investors probably believe that after Musk’s Twitter deal was finalized, there is likely no other possible trigger to push the price up.
Impact of Musk on DOGE
Indeed, there is a projection that DOGE might find use cases under Twitter, considering that Musk has been an avid supporter of the token. At the same time, Musk’s electric vehicle company Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), already allows the use of Dogecoin to purchase merchandise.
With the question of sustainability of the recent rally, it can be assumed that the asset’s existing few use cases might be the main inhibitor. Additionally, DOGE is far from being considered a formidable store of wealth. Due to these limitations, the asset’s rally is purely speculative at this point.
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