- Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus was erroneously called Dogecoin’s CEO this week in a news article from Tech Times.
- Markus took advantage of the mistake to pass off the non-existent role to Greg, one of Dogecoin’s top meme accounts.
- Dogecoin spawned a similar meme in 2019, when Elon Musk of Tesla called himself the former CEO of Dogecoin.
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Dogecoin has spawned a new meme. Following confusion over the fact that it does not have a CEO, the crypto community jokingly assigned that role to one of its top meme accounts, Greg.
Billy Markus Says He Is Not Dogecoin CEO
On May 31, Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus noticed an article erroneously stating that he was the CEO of Dogecoin.
There’s some new press article saying I’m CEO of Dogecoin, which is amusing as with 12 seconds of research they could figure out that Dogecoin isn’t a company and I am not with the project. But anyway.
I’m announcing my resignation as fake CEO. @greg16676935420 is my successor.
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) May 31, 2021
Markus was likely referring to an article from Tech Times published on the same day. Not only is Markus not the CEO of Dogecoin, he has not been involved in the project since 2015 and he holds no Dogecoin apart from small tips that he has received.
Despite his departure from the project, Markus continues to comment on Dogecoin. That gave him the opportunity to pass his fame off to Greg, a meme creator active in the Dogecoin community.
Greg Runs With the Joke
The owner of the Greg account played along with the joke by taking credit for Dogecoin’s price performance that day.
For my first day in office as the official Fake Dogecoin CEO as given by @BillyM2k I have called for a 10% increase for the hodlers of le dogecoin. I hope everyone enjoys 🐕🚀 pic.twitter.com/CtU9Rp3VVB
— greg (@greg16676935420) June 1, 2021
Of course, Dogecoin’s price cannot be directly influenced in this way. Greg merely commented on the price…