Dogecoin Soars as Elon Musk's Twitter Deal Nears Completion

The billionaire entrepreneur is supposed to close his purchase of the social media platform on Friday.

AccessTimeIconOct 26, 2022 at 10:37 p.m. UTC
Updated Oct 27, 2022 at 2:04 p.m. UTC

James Rubin is CoinDesk's U.S. news editor based on the West Coast.

Popular meme coin dogecoin (DOGE) was up nearly 16% over the past 24 hours as billionaire Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter approached the finish line.

The Tesla founder's $44 billion deal is supposed to close on Friday.

Musk has been a major supporter of DOGE, which has become a proxy for sentiment about him. The entrepreneur's statements about the token have also consistently influenced its price.

DOGE was most recently trading at slightly over 7 cents. It had been languishing below 6 cents for much of the past six weeks. A year ago, DOGE was trading at 25 cents.

UPDATE (Oct. 27, 2022, 11:41 UTC): Corrects deal value to say $44 billion.

UPDATE (Oct. 26, 2022, 23:12 UTC): Adds most recent DOGE price and history.

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