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Dogecoin plummets after Musk’s cameo on SNL

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Dogecoin endorsed by Elon Musk

Dogecoin prices fall after Elon Musk plugs the meme crypto during SNL appearance

Dogecoin stocks fell after Billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared on SNL

The plummet came soon after Musk mentioned the meme crypto, with stocks dropping by nearly 30% to $0.5 from around $0.7.

The price then rebounded from its low to around $0.57 after SNL finished.

Dogefather Musk

During his appearance, the Space-X CEO said the cryptocurrency would “take over the world,” calling himself the “Dogefather.”

This comes after prices soared amid anticipation of Musk’s much-anticipated cameo during the past week.

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What is Dogecoin?

Dogecoin is Musk’s self-proclaimed favourite cryptocurrency. It was first launched in 2013 as a joke but has recently seen a surge in popularity following the tech mogul’s endorsement.

IBM’s Billy Markus and Adobe’s Jackson Palmer launched the crypto as a satirical critique of the cryptocurrency frenzy in 2013.

Its value has soared over 14,000% this year alone, up from $0.00468 on December 31. This makes it the fourth-largest crypto, after other huge players like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Musk said:

“Lately, prices have been soaring for cryptos like Bitcoin, Ethereum and especially Dogecoin. Dogecoin actually started as a joke based on an internet meme, but now it’s taken over in a very real way.”

Robinhood crashes during Musk’s appearance

The stock trading app Robinhood said they were experiencing issues with crypto-trading during Musk’s appearance.

Robinhood told Insider that the platform’s crypto-trading was “back up and running” about 30 minutes after it first reported difficulties.

Insider says they declined to comment on whether the issues were related to Musk’s appearance.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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North Korea bears the brunt of the crypto market crash

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The crypto market crash is impacting North Korea’s weapons programme

The recent crypto market crash has made its way to North Korea, where hackers are bearing the brunt.

The isolated country relies on stolen crypto to fund part of their weapons program.

But as crypto holdings drop by millions of dollars, the nation is reportedly scrambling to find new ways to fund Pyongyang’s missile plans.

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North Korea has ramped up its stolen crypto assets in recent times leading to one of the largest cryptocurrency heists on record earlier this year.

Hackers allegedly stole $615 million worth of crypto prompting the U.S. tplace a warning about potential workers who are hiding their identities to find jobs abroad.

Meanwhile, crypto holdings have decreased in value with the market sliding below $1 trillion for the first time since January 2021.

Katerina Kostakos contributed to this report

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Russian Police investigate a crypto mining facility

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Russian Police are investigating a crypto mining facility, which is suspected of defrauding clients

It’s understood the miners handed devices to those who were running a mining hotel.

They are also accused of stealing their expensive coin minting hardware, and stopping payments to their customers.

The scam allegedly took place from November to May, where the suspects worked with people who wanted to install their coin minting hardware in a mining hotel.

They were offered electricity prices that were below market value.

Electricity consumed by some of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies has dropped by nearly half.

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Gucci goes big in metaverse with new Vault Art Space

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Forward thinkers who love fashion, this exhibit is for you

Luxury brand Gucci has opened a Vault Art Space as it continues to explore the art world and the metaverse

Gucci inaugurated the gallery in a partnership with NFT marketplace SuperRare

The debut exhibit is titled “The Next 100 Years of Gucci”

Spring Cry by Alanna Vanacore

Keep your eye out for a special selection of NFT artworks, each a collectible fragment of Gucci’s heritage.

The artworks are showcased and auctioned off directly on Vault’s website in three drops between now and the end of July.

All sales will be in Ethereum.

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