Dogecoin sent via RadioDoge for the first time Dogecoin sent via RadioDoge for the first time

Dogecoin sent via RadioDoge for the first time

Core Dogecoin developers have sent Doge over 100 miles via radio waves in a move that enfranchises remote locations

Dogecoin sent via RadioDoge for the first time

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The core Dogecoin development team has successfully sent a Doge payment 100 miles via radio waves. The development means that Dogecoin could be used to send payments to remote areas where there is no traditional financial infrastructure. The recipient used a Starlink internet connection to relay the transfer to the Dogecoin mainnet, meaning an internet connection was still needed to complete the transaction.

The transaction was heard over 800 miles away as the director of the Dogecoin Foundation listened in to the signal. The software behind the transaction is called “Project Libdogecoin.” The project is a C-based library of Dogecoin protocols that act as building blocks for Dogecoin projects. Dogecoin developer, Michi Lumin, confirmed that “there’ll be a low cost open source hardware implementation” in the future to allow the wider community to transact via radio. Still, global chip shortages are holding this back at present.

The demo has undoubtedly highlighted dogecoin’s potential utility. The original ‘meme coin’ has been hailed by Elon Musk as having the potential to be “the people’s crypto,” and this experiment certainly gives an insight into how that could be realized. The Libdogecoin project also contains plans to create a Dogecoin standard documentation, community proof of stake, layer-2 scaling for point of sale, and these radio-enabled nodes. Once a joke, Doge may be a darkhorse in the crypto race for mass adoption.