The price of Dogecoin (DOGE) has risen over the past 24 hours after its most prominent backer, Elon Musk, bought Twitter for $44 billion. In its best-case scenario, Dogecoin climbed to $0.17 on April 25, although it was still down 77% from its all-time high in May 2021.
Twitter’s native currency: Dogecoin?
On the 24-hour adjusted time frame, the price of DOGE rose by nearly 25% to $0.15, confirming that traders believe that Musk’s acquisition of Twitter is a bullish event for Dogecoin.
Why: Musk’s long-standing support for DOGE, including his recent suggestion to Twitter’s board that they should start accepting Twitter Blue’s memecoin, their first subscription service.
The comments come a year after Twitter revealed that it plans to double revenue to $7.5 billion by the end of 2023, raising hopes that Musk, 100% owned by the company, will boost its future sales with an additional DOGE payment option .
Elon acquires Twitter —> $DOGE becomes Twitter’s currency —> $1 $DOGE is no longer a meme!
How does it sound?
— Limbo (@CryptoLimbo_) April 25, 2022
In January, Musk’s flagship company, Tesla Motors, began accepting Dogecoin, and only as part of its merchandise.
Related: What Elon Musk’s Investment Means for Twitter’s Crypto Plans
DOGE price correction risk
Still, Dogecoin faces a medium-term sell-off risk after posting impressive gains over the past 24 hours.
The price of DOGE started lower after retesting a multi-month downward sloping trendline as resistance.
Interestingly, this line forms a descending channel pattern, which increases the likelihood that DOGE will extend its pullback by a further 35%-40% by the end of the second quarter, as shown in the chart below.
Selling risks to the channel’s lower trendline also remain elevated as the 200-day exponential moving average (EMA) waves near $0.16, limiting Dogecoin’s upside attempts since November 2021.
Conversely, if the strong upside continues above the channel’s upper trendline and 200-day EMA, DOGE’s price will test $0.20 in the second quarter. This key level also coincides with the 0.382 Fibonacci retracement chart from the $0.35 swing high to the $0.10 swing low.
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