Dogecoin Co-Founder Suggests Ways To Boost The Crypto’s Utility

Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus has suggested two things he believes would help Dogecoin. He also looks forward to completing the DOGE-ETH bridge and developing a DOGE-ETH token for purchases.

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Billy Markus on Dogecoin’s Development

Markus took to his Twitter account to advocate for the DOGE-ETH bridge, which he believed would help Dogecoin. He explained that the NFT platforms like OpenSea should allow the DOGE-ETH token to facilitate purchases. He also noted that allowing the DOGE-ETH token to assist in NFT payments would increase Dogecoin’s utility.

Markus stepped away from the Dogecoin project in 2015 after selling his stash at a relatively too low price. However, he is a member of the advisory board of the Dogecoin Foundation. The ETH founder Vitalik Buterin is also a member of the board. Therefore, the advice given by Markus counts a lot in the decision-making process of Dogecoin that desperately needs a survival mechanism after its boom in 2021.

The Proposed Doge-ETH Bridge Gains Support

The Dogelabs announced the DOGE-ETH bridge on June 18 to allow crypto enthusiasts to use the digital asset in ETH-based DeFi staking. The bridge will also allow holders to send their Dogecoin tokens from the Dogecoin blockchain to the ETH blockchain. The transferred tokens would then be used in DeFi and NFT projects through the ERC-20 DOGE contracts.

On June 4, Vitalik Buterin, a member of the Dogecoin advisory board, confessed that the proposed bridge would significantly increase the speed of Dogecoins’ transactions. He also noted that it would be a fantastic thing to serve the crypto enthusiasts with such improvements.

The ‘Doge Father’ Elon Musk also commented on the bridge a day after Vitalik’s podcast interview. Musk said that he pretty much agrees with Vitalik’s reasoning behind backing the DOGE-ETH bridge through a Twitter post. Given that Musk and Vitalik are also Doge whales, their support for the bridge is consequential.

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