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THIS Is Why Dogecoin Will Thrive in 2023
2022 is in the books. Doge didn’t moon, but it survived one of the rockiest years in market history, and looks poised for brighter days.
A huge reason is that it’s fate is tied to Twitter, which continues to drop one bombshell after another.
Let’s take a look at some monster stories to close out the year, including the latest on Kabosu’s health, a recap of Dogecoin’s 2022 progress, the recent release from the Twitter Files, the strange events surrounding Andrew Tate, and what we can expect from AI in 2023.
Kabosu is ill.
Her owner Atsuko Sato posted to Instagram that Kabosu stopped eating on Christmas Eve.
Last Tuesday, Kabosu started eating again. She also got a diagnosis of acute cholangiohepatitis and chronic lymphoma leukemia.
Kabosu turned 17 in November. She has led an incredible, improbable life and brought joy to millions as the face of the original Doge meme.
On Friday, Sato posted that Kabosu has made a miracle recovery, finishing her chicken tenders, drinking water, and going for a walk in the park. Saturday, Sato made another post saying that Kabosu "is getting better day by day."
Let's hope that her recovery continues. Prayers, love, and positive vibes for Kabosu ❤️ 🙏
2022 in Review: The Year of Building Dogecoin
2022 was one of the rockiest years ever for American markets.
The trend held true whether investors were conservative or aggressive, with bonds and stocks both submitting historically poor performances.
The cause of markets' decline is traceable to the most aggressive program of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in modern history. In 2022, it became significantly more expensive to borrow money, with dire consequences for investors everywhere.
The Fed's stated mission is tame inflation at any cost, even if it means wiping out trillions in American wealth.
So far, it has succeeded in destroying demand for investments. Whether it gets a handle on consumer inflation remains to be seen.
The Fed's interest-rate hikes were especially punishing for cryptocurrencies. Most coins lost 80-90% of their value from their 2021 highs.
On the bright side, Dogecoin faired better than most of its crypto kin.
Out of top-ten coins, Doge had the third-best year, outperforming Bitcoin and Ethereum. It was bettered only by XRP and BNB, who both lost 53% of their value.
Despite the down year, optimism remains high among the DogeArmy. 2022 was the Year of the Dogecoin Build, with several developments setting the stage for a thrilling future.
Continued adoption of Dogecoin as a form of money is one of the best barometers of its progress, and the year saw some giant steps forward.
In January, Tesla started selling merchandise for Dogecoin. The Boring Company began accepting it for rides in its Vegas Loop tunnel in July.
Outside of Elon's empire, Gucci, Google, and AMC all either started accepting Doge or announced they would in the future.
Overall, it's hard to think of another cryptocurrency that wouldn't be thrilled to list Doge's 2022 accomplishments as its own.
Looking forward, Elon's purchase of Twitter has laid the groundwork for Dogecoin to become the Internet's native currency.
Over the last two months, he's given numerous hints that Twitter will integrate Doge as part of its payments platform. Photos of his Shiba Inu Floki have become a Twitter holiday tradition, with the Halloween pic being especially suggestive.
While the future is bright, It's tough to argue that Dogecoin has fully disproved the doubters.
Until #DogecoinToTheMoon becomes reality, skeptics will question if it isn't all just a joke.
On the flip side, although Doge didn't go mainstream last year, it survived one of the roughest stretches in crypto history.
Perhaps the biggest story about Doge in 2022 is that it didn't go away, defying countless predictions of its demise.
One of the best ways to grasp Doge's persistence is through the Lindy Effect.
Lindy tells us that the longer Doge survives, the better are its odds of surviving into the future, giving it a chance to go down as the most powerful meme ever.
99% of memes flame out within a few months, while a tiny handful become memorialized as part of Internet culture forever.
Doge is clearly one of the fittest memes out there, and nothing in 2022 changed that reality.
It's tough to find another cryptocurrency with so many promising developments in the pipeline. If the coming year matches last, Dogecoin will be in great shape.
For all DogeArmy soldiers who survived 2022, you earned your stripes.
Here's to a 2023 filled with prosperity, hilarity, and worldwide adoption of dog money!
Only Just Begun
The story of the Twitter Files continues to unfold.
Monday morning, Dave Zweig released the first installment of the much-anticipated Twitter Files about Covid censorship.
Zweig's thread gives a glimpse into how Twitter censored dissenting voices during the pandemic to prop up the official Covid narrative of the WHO, NIH, Fauci, and the legacy media.
Early signs are that the next batch of documents coming out of Twitter, sometimes called the Fauci Files, will show that the establishment used social media to push an agenda of fear, lockdowns, and expansion of state power over personal responsibility, exercise, early treatment with therapeutics, and doctor autonomy.
Interestingly, Zweig revealed that both Trump and Biden administrations asked Twitter to moderate content.
The Trump admin was concerned with “conspiracies about 5G towers, runs on grocery stories, and misinformation that could stoke panic buying.”
The Biden admin pressured Twitter to ban “anti-vaxxer accounts” like Alex Berenson, and was "very angry" that Twitter was not more aggressive about de-platforming accounts which violated Covid orthodoxy.
Overwhelmingly, moderation decisions fell to Twitter employees, whose decisions reflected their establishment bias—they even had a Slack channel called "Fauci Fan Club."
In one telling example, former FBI general counsel Jim Baker pushed to censor Trump for telling people not to be afraid.
Zweig also broke down Twitter's decisions to censor Harvard epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff, physician Nick Bostom, and an account that was penalized for posting inconvenient data from the CDC.
Elon tweeted that Zweig's thread was just an introduction to the topic, and to expect more next week
On Tuesday night, he set the stage for a renewed Covid debate by tweeting a link to an article accusing Fauci of lying about gain-of-function research, pointing out that the NIH head of bioethics is Fauci's wife, and emphasizing (twice) that gain-of-function should be understood to mean "bioweapon."
He also posted a series of memes to reframe the debate around Covid.
In one meme, he raised the question of which side of the debate was really the victim of media programming.
In another meme, he called out the media for ignoring the Twitter Files while asking, "Why is corporate journalism rushing to defend the state instead of the people?"
On Wednesday, he announced Twitter's new policy was to "follow the science, which necessarily includes reasoned questioning of the science," and tweeted a meme depicting the tenor of Covid debates on Twitter 1.0.
In a related happening, Twitter restored several accounts linked to Project Veritas, including Erick Spracklen, who was suspended in January 2022 for leaking DARPA documents that claimed Covid-19 was a US-made bioweapon.
Spracklen immediately retweeted a condensed version of the Veritas video, which went viral on Wednesday with over 250k views.
Somewhat absurdly, rather than admit any fallibility, the legacy media doubled down on its woke Covid perspective.
This week, The New Yorker published an opinion piece calling for indefinite mask wearing, while Time and Scientific American ran articles linking exercise to white supremacy.
Meanwhile, outlets quietly retired the "Twitter is dying" narrative in favor of "Elon is destroying Tesla/his reputation."
In response to one such segment, Elon wrote, "The legacy media should worry about its reputation. We have only just begun."
On Friday, he kept chipping away at the mainstream narrative, posting a matrix meme, encouraging people to "Run antivirus software in your brain," and prompting people to question if they were media-programmed NPCs (non-player characters).
In a strangely parallel happening, the theme of The Matrix trended throughout the week due to the arrest of Andrew Tate for human trafficking.
Like Tate himself, the series of events that led to his arrest defies belief.
It started Tuesday morning when he mocked Greta Thunberg and the climate movement, seemingly without provocation, in a bombastic tweet about his car collection.
Never one to back down from a fight, Tate released a response video accusing Thunberg of using a bot army to boost her tweet and being "a slave of the matrix."
Of course, the link between Cheese Pizza and Child Porn has long been debunked as a "conspiracy theory."
However, the next day, Tate was arrested by Romanian police for human trafficking.
After the arrest, a rumor trended that Romanian police used the pizza boxes from a restaurant called Jerry's Pizza to establish Tate's location, leading to the claim that Greta's "small dick energy" tweet was ultimately what sealed his fate.
Still, the evidently coincidental overlap between pizza and human trafficking brought a strange energy to Twitter.
There is some speculation that Tate, who surrounds himself with beautiful women and made millions running a cam-girl business, courted right-leaning influencers as part of a honeypot operation.
Whether or not the accusations are true, the events have led to an ironic reversal of roles: normally, celebrity involvement in trafficking is a "right-wing conspiracy," but this time it's left-leaning influencers speculating about an elite celebrity's pizza-related trafficking while right-leaning folks urge caution against jumping to any conclusions.
As with Elon's satanic Halloween costume, TateGate reveals a reflexive tribalism within our politics: it's ok to accuse elite billionaires of devil-worshipping or human trafficking, but only as long as they're on the other team.
In any event, Thunberg took the opportunity of Tate's arrest to roast him with another takedown tweet, again notching over 100M views.
Adding to the weird spectacle, Tate made several Matrix-related tweets, including a retweet of Elon's meme, despite being imprisoned.
In a separate thread, he said of Greta, "The sheer amount of brand awareness achieved by Greta within a few years is astounding. I think she’s cool tbh."
Saturday afternoon, he mentioned to the arrest again in another pizza-related tweet.
This story is as multi-layered and bizarre as they come. Fittingly, most of the significant events either took place or were first documented on Twitter.
Or is it all just another glitch in the Matrix?
Maybe the biggest story of 2022 was the huge leap forward in Artificial Intelligence.
The effects of the AI revolution are just starting to be felt, but it has already become the most influential and cutting-edge thing happening on the internet.
For now, there are more questions than answers. Here are a couple videos that give hints about where AI might take us in the next year:
-Will professors use AI to outsource academic work?
-How much architecture and design will be done by AI?
-Will AI put us in touch with our higher selves?
-Could AI lead the effort to disclose and remedy government corruption?
-Will AI sound the death knell of this current instantiation of capitalism and bring about an age of hyperabundance?
It will eventually be possible to train GPT-like chatbots on specific data sets: everyone will be able to have an automated assistant that talks and thinks just like they do.
It's worth acknowledging that an evil version of AI may already be running in the background of our lives, shaping our social media experiences to drive us crazy and stir up social conflict. Who knows how long it's been active?
Any social media content that produces negative emotions is worth questioning as the possible creation of malign AI to lower the collective vibe.
The good news is that OpenAI is now democratizing access to this world-changing technology. Anyone who wants to use it to make life on earth better will be able to do so.
If we're lucky, 2022 was the warmup, and 2023 will be the beginning of the AI boom.
Come for the news, stay for the Doge
Dogecoin didn't moon in 2022, but held up better than most during a devastating year for markets. The future of Doge looks brighter than ever.
A huge reason is that its fate is hitched to Twitter, which continues to release one bombshell story after another.
Whether you wanted to learn about financial markets, Andrew Tate, government corruption, or AI in 2022, Twitter was the best place to do so. Big tech and legacy censorship will continue driving people to the most accurate source of information, and right now, that's the bird app.
Twitter in 2023: Come for the news, stay for the Doge.
Dogey Treats: News Bites
Elon and Scott Adams had a long exchange about population control. Elon said he thought population reduction was "not some illuminati plot to destroy humanity, but rather an extension of the well-meaning environmental sustainability movement that has gone too far." He also explained his decision to decline an invitation to the WEF: "My reason for declining the Davos invitation was not because I thought they were engaged in diabolical scheming, but because it sounded boring af lol." On Sunday, he highlighted an article describing a group of billionaires (Gates, Soros, Buffet) working on reducing world population.
Billy tweeted about the Twitter Files on Covid, writing, "the scientific process doesn’t work if discussion, counter arguments, and debate are silenced." He also posted a video of actor Tim Robbins talking about how covid policies made people more tribal and declared FAFO to be the "phrase of 2022." Elon said a follow-up article on Covid censorship is coming this week, agreed with a David Sachs thread about government censorship, highlighted a thread about CISA and the DHS, and liked a tweet from the Jimmy Dore show suggesting that Fauci sabotaged Trump's pandemic response.
Barron's reported that Elon got margin called on a loan for Twitter, then changed the headline after being corrected. After the author admitted his mistake, Elon said, "notable corrections deserve credit." Elon said he would consider buying Substack.
Zuby hit a million followers.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev predicted a US Civil War in 2023, resulting in an Elon Musk presidency. In response, Elon wrote, "Those are definitely the most absurd predictions I’ve ever heard, while also showing astonishing lack of awareness of the progress of artificial intelligence and sustainable energy."
A former US Army trainer claimed the CIA and a NATO ally were conducting a sabotage campaign in Russia that led to several explosions. The CIA denied the allegations.
China sent a record 71 warplanes near Taiwan over Christmas weekend.
The Dogecoin Foundation announced a new Core Development Fund.
Cameron Winklevoss penned an open letter to Barry Silbert on Twitter, accusing Silbert of dishonesty and theft, and calling for a January 8th resolution to the Genesis/Gemini/DCG situation. Silbert responded by denying the accusations, and Winklevoss wrote back: "There you go again. Stop trying to pretend that you and DCG are innocent bystanders and had nothing to do with creating this mess. It's completely disingenuous."
SEC lawyer Dan Berkovitz resigns after his ties to FTX were uncovered. SBF reportedly met with senior White House officials four times in the months leading up to FTX's collapse, according to Bloomberg. After the NY Times ran another article defending SBF, Elon agreed with a tweet saying that "NYT is literally a mouthpiece for SBF." The SBF case was reassigned to Clinton-appointed lawyer Lewis Kaplan, who also presided over cases linked to Jeffrey Epstein and Osama bin Laden. SBF is reportedly set to enter a plea deal of "not guilty." Unusual Whales published a list of all the political groups he donated to. A South Park-style video of SBF went viral on Twitter.
China plans to launch first regulated NFT marketplace. Fiji elected pro-Bitcoin PM, Sitiveni Rabuka, who is reportedly considering making it legal tender. HSBC and Fidelity filed trademark applications related to crypto trading.
In his only tweet of December 2022, GameStop Chair Ryan Cohen asked, "Has inflation cured the land from covid?"
Elon told Tesla employees not to be "bothered by stock market craziness" and that over the long-term Tesla will become the most valuable company on earth.
SpaceX's Falcon team had 60 succesful launches in 2022
Elon tweeted, "Tesla Megapack (and Powerwall) will make a massive difference to achieving a sustainable energy future for Earth!" The account @TeslaAIBot tweeted its support for Elon, who responded with thanks.
Tesla produced and delivered over 400,000 vehicles in Q4. The numbers were below Wall Street expectations. For 2022, Tesla deliveries grew 40% while production grew 47% compared to 2021.
On December 27th, an Attorney General in the US Virgin Islands initiated a lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase for working with Jeffrey Epstein, alleging that "JP Morgan turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank.” Days after filing the lawsuit, Joe Biden flew to the Virgin Islands for vacation. Shortly after, the AG was removed from her job.
A group of 17,000 physicians and scientists called for an end to Covid-19 vaccinations over massive safety concerns and fraud.
Trump's tax returns were released, showing he got poorer while in office.
Oliver Stone's 2021 film JFK Revisited, heavily censored in America, is worth a watch.
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