As doge soars 45% in a day, the question of how to interpret its success is more pertinent than ever.

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NLW asked his Twitter followers about what the success of dogecoin meant to the crypto industry. He got an extremely diverse set of takes. Some see it as a triumph of crypto’s uncontrollability. Some see it as a triumph of the underlying bitcoin tech working on a forked chain that hasn’t had much maintenance in years.

Others see it as a damning indictment of the market as a whole; something that shows what a joke the whole industry is.

Which is it? Can it be both?

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