Meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) is recording significant gains in the wake of Twitter’s (NYSE: TWTR) acquisition by Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. The asset is also witnessing increased buying pressure, with investors hoping Musk’s takeover of the social media giant will likely give DOGE more utility.
In particular, by press time on October 29, Dogecoin was trading at $0.12, recording gains of 115.25% from the $0.05 value witnessed on October 23. Furthermore, the DOGE weekly chart shows the price peaked at $0.14 on October 23, representing a five-month high.
At the same time, the asset is recording a spike in capital inflow. By press time, the token controlled a market cap of $16.86 billion, representing an additional $9.02 billion within a week.
DOGE overtakes ADA
Notably, the capital inflow has pushed DOGE to overtake Cardano (ADA) as the eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.
Interestingly, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson noted that Musk’s takeover of Twitter had increased the potential of DOGE merging with the social media giant. Furthermore, Hoskinson invited Dogecoin to become a sidechain on Cardano amid the increasing asset’s popularity.
DOGE’s price movement
Although the general crypto market correction has weighed down Dogecoin, the asset’s latest resurgence revolves around Elon Musk and Twitter’s takeover. Since Musk began showing support for the token, it has rallied in value. Therefore, there is a widespread notion that DOGE might be added as a means of transaction on Twitter alongside Bitcoin (BTC).
Musk’s support has come from tweeting about DOGE, alongside Tesla’s incorporation of the token as payment means for the company’s merchandise.
Furthermore, despite decreasing interest in meme coins, the Dogecoin community has remained bullish about the token. As reported by Finbold, the cryptocurrency community at CoinMarketCap projected that the asset would trade at an average price of $0.06748 by the end of October 2022.
In the run-up to the Twitter takeover, DOGE witnessed a bullish sentiment, with the asset looking to regain the highs of 2021. Whales increased accumulation of the asset has highlighted the possibility of a rally. As reported by Finbold, as of October 4, Dogecoin recorded 85 whale transactions involving at least $100,000.
DOGE technical analysis
Additionally, DOGE’s technical analysis (TA) projects a positive outlook for the asset. The summary of the technicals aligns with a ‘buy’ sentiment at 15. Elsewhere, moving averages at 14 are for a ‘strong buy. However, the oscillators at three are for selling the token.
Indeed, the focus is whether DOGE will manage to sustain the gains inspired by Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, with the token facing a possible influence from the general market trajectory.
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