Significant Dogecoin DOGE/USD movements and the upcoming DOGE-1 moon mission have investors buzzing about the popular meme coin.
What Happened: Whale Alert showed whales moving large transfers to Binance and unknown wallets totaling of more than 450 million Dogecoin. Moreover, 82 million Dogecoin and 102.27 million Dogecoin were sent from two undisclosed addresses to Robinhood, as well as 151.68 million Dogecoin moving from Robinhood to another mysterious wallet.
Earlier on Jan. 4, 883.02 million Dogecoin was transferred from one wallet to another unknown wallet.
Price Action: Ranked 10th by market cap, Dogecoin traded slightly lower over 24 hours despite a volume drop and after it climbed 13.4% over the past two months.
Why It Matters: This activity comes as the DOGE-1 satellite, funded by DOGE, prepares to launch to the moon in February. It will display art and transmit messages back to Earth. It has already received approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry the satellite, broadcasting Dogecoin-inspired digital art on a small screen back to Earth.
Some speculate the landmark mission could fuel further gains if it generated publicity and excitement, leading Dogecoin investors to feel the FOMO (fear of missing out) of investing in the meme coin after the satellite launch.
Former Bitcoin maximalist and X user, itsALLrisky stated, “Dogecoin to the moon!” and Crypto Daily Trade Signals
Another Dogecoin fan, TOPDOGE, took to X on Jan. 4 and stated, “Dogecoin is decentralized. Dogecoin is innovative. Dogecoin is the future. DOGECOIN = OPPORTUNITY!”
Crypto Daily Trade Signals went on X and said, “#Dogecoin soon!”
The satellite launch highlighted DOGE’s real-world adoption profile compared to more recent meme coins.