Solana Meme Coin Dogwifhat Surges 48% to Record, Beats BONK, DOGE to $2

Some meme coins are surging in anticipation of more exchange listings in the coming months.

AccessTimeIconMar 6, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 10:44 p.m. UTC
  • Dogwifhat became the first major meme coin to cross the $2 price mark.
  • A listing on the prominent exchange Binance likely drove the price surge.

Solana’s runaway meme coin Dogwifhat (WIF) surged 48% in the past 24 hours to trade over $2.11 early Wednesday, reaching over $2 billion in capitalization just over three months after issuance.

Such gains were most in the meme coin category tracked on CoinGecko for tokens with over $1 billion capitalization. The category rose 2.8% on average, with lower caps like myro (MYRO) and mog coin (MOG) rising as much as 80%.

WIF was issued in November 2023 and quickly went viral in crypto circles. Much of the token’s memetic value is derived from its connection to an image of a dog wearing a hat – and the “wif hat” usage that has caught on and grown among crypto circles.

WIF traded nearly $1 billion in the past 24 hours, CoinGecko data shows. It is the first major meme token with a price of over $1. Meme tokens usually tend to have a significantly large circulating supply – and prices of any major meme, such as dogecoin (DOGE) or shiba inu {{SHIB}], have never crossed the psychologically large $1 mark.

A listing on the prominent exchange Binance likely drove such price action, with the exchange recording $219 million in WIF trades within its first day.

Anticipation of future exchange listings and popularity among retail audiences contributed to gains, as per some X posts.

Meme coins have been in focus since late February amid a bitcoin-led rally. Investors have been treating these tokens as a bet on the growth of their underlying networks, as previously reported.

UPDATE (March 6, 12:03 UTC): Rewrites headline to add record high.

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk employees, including journalists, may receive options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.

Shaurya Malwa

Shaurya is the Deputy Managing Editor for the Data & Tokens team, focusing on decentralized finance, markets, on-chain data, and governance across all major and minor blockchains.

Read more about