Dogecoin (DOGE) market cap hits $50B, surpassing ING and Barclays

The last ten days have been nothing short of impressive for Dogecoin (DOGE), which rallied by more than 500% to a new all-time high at $0.45. Even after a 15% correction, the powerful rally catapulted Dogecoin’s market capitalization above well-established financial institutions like ING, Barclays, and Credit Agricole.

The meme-driven cryptocurrency was pushed higher by multiple Twitter posts from Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and the second wealthiest person alive. Musk is not the only billionaire businessman to support the cryptocurrency.

Whether or not there are fundamentals behind the meteoric price hike, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has also publicly defended DOGE. The professional basketball team even accepts it for merchandise sales.

Is Dogecoin worth more than Citigroup or Morgan Stanley?

While the Dogecoin community constantly roots for the $1 target, many fail to acknowledge that the current 129.6 billion supply will grow by 20% in 5 years. Thus, $1 per DOGE would result in a $156 billion market capitalization, or double the current valuation of Binance Coin (BNB).

To show how outrageous the proposed $1 target is, there are currently 92 tradable assets surpassing a $156 billion market capitalization. Citigroup (C), Morgan Stanley (MS), Unilever (UL), and Shell (RDS.A) are all $150 billion market-cap companies, and therefore would be below Dogecoin if somehow its fan-base manages to push its value above $1.

Assets with a $150 billion or higher market capitalization. Source:

It is worth noting that institutional investors can open short positions and bet on a price decrease in those assets, whereas Dogecoin futures are not available for U.S-based traders. Neither are listed at CME nor BAKKT, meaning betting against DOGE is not an option for professional traders.

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