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DOGE’s whale activity spikes after Elon Musk’s 2nd attempt to buy Twitter

DOGE’s whale activity spikes after Elon Musk’s 2nd attempt to buy Twitter

Meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) has recorded minor gains after extended months of trading in the red zone. The rally has resulted in optimism that the token will potentially rally to regain the highs of 2021, a factor that appears to attract increased whale activity in the asset. 

In particular, as of October 4, Dogecoin recorded 85 whale transactions involving at least $100,000 while maintaining its position as the tenth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, on-chain data by Santiment indicates. 

DOGE whale transaction chart. Source: Santiment

At the same time, the excitement among whales was reflected in the asset’s price, which at some point on October 4 surged by 9% within a day. By press time, the asset was trading at $0.064, gaining almost 6% in the last 24 hours. 

DOGE 1-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

With the DOGE whale funding rates spike, the metric highlights the possible course of the coin’s price action after months of suppressed interest triggered by the broader crypto market volatility. 

Impact of Musk’s Twitter deal on DOGE 

It is worth pointing out that the latest rally emerged after Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk reportedly confirmed he might be moving forward with finalizing the deal to purchase social media platform Twitter (NYSE: TWTR).

Notably, there exists a relationship between Musk and the Dogecoin community. Musk has previously expressed support for DOGE while working with core developers in a bid to build the meme coins viability.

Overall, Musk’s previous tweets about Dogecoin have sent the token’s price soaring. At the same time, if the deal goes through, it could be a bullish sentiment for Dogecoin. 

What next for DOGE?

In this case, days after Musk proposed buying Twitter in April, the SpaceX founder hinted that he might be adding DOGE as a payment method on the social media platform. Already, Twitter is enabling users to set non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as profile pictures, alongside using Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) for the transaction to receive tips.

As whales take a position in DOGE, it is unclear if the Musk Twitter deal trigger will lead to a sustained rally in the token. Notably, Dogecoin has recently recorded sideways consolidation with resistance preventing upside bullish momentum. 

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