What is Dogecoin? Dogecoin ( DOHZH-koyn, code: DOGE, symbol: Ð and D) is a cryptocurrency featuring a likeness of the Shiba Inu dog fromShow more [+] the "Doge" Internet meme as its logo. Introduced as a "joke currency" on 6 December 2013, Dogecoin quickly developed its own online community and reached a capitalization of US$60 million in January 2014.
Compared with other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin had a fast initial coin production schedule: 100 billion coins were in circulation by mid-2015, with an additional 5.256 billion coins every year thereafter. As of 30 June 2015, the 100 billionth Dogecoin had been mined. While there are few mainstream commercial applications, the currency has gained traction as an Internet tipping system, in which social media users grant Dogecoin tips to other users for providing interesting or noteworthy content.
It's basically like those "Breaking news" strips that appear on news channels at the bottom of the screen, but for your phone, and with an option to show live the live price of dogecoin (other popular currencies are supported as well). So you can be doing anything else (browsing reddit, facebook, browsing the web, etc) but still know the current prices. That way you can react quickly to any changes.