The worth of Dogecoin (DOGE) rallied by roughly 25% on Dec. 20 as Tesla CEO Elon Musk as soon as once more drew consideration to the meme-inspired cryptocurrency. 

Elon Musk and his enthusiasm towards Dogecoin is a long-running meme. Each occasionally, Musk likes to tweet about Bitcoin (BTC) and the crypto market. When he does, the market reacts to it fairly aggressively.

Musk final tweeted about Dogecoin in July 2020, when he mentioned he foresees a “Dogecoin commonplace future.” On the time, DOGE rallied 14%.

The explanation behind Dogecoin’s upsurge when Musk tweets is sort of easy. As cryptocurrency researcher Hasu explains, “costs on this house are fueled by consideration.” Therefore, when there’s a important enhance in consideration, a low market cap cryptocurrency can enhance quickly.

Dogecoin 1-hour value chart (Binance). Supply:

Dogecoin trending on Twitter

On Dec. 20, Musk began to tweet about Bitcoin, posting a number of tweets in regards to the dominant cryptocurrency.

Within the midst of it, Musk tweeted “One phrase: Doge,” which triggered a frenzy on Twitter. Dogecoin began to development on the platform, particularly as Musk modified his bio to “Former CEO of Dogecoin.”

In accordance with information from CoinMarketCap, Dogecoin has a market capitalization of round $549 million. In comparison with main cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, Ether (ETH) and high decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens, DOGE’s valuation is considerably decrease.

Furthermore, as a result of DOGE is barely the forty fourth largest cryptocurrency on the earth, its quantity and liquidity are decrease than the highest cryptocurrencies.

As such, when an influential determine, like Musk, talks about DOGE, the cryptocurrency typically surges because the buying and selling exercise all of the sudden rises.

In November, different main altcoins noticed an identical development. As an illustration, as Cointelegraph reported, XRP surged massively as Bitcoin started to rally in the direction of $19,000. On Coinbase, it surpassed $0.90 whereas hitting round $0.75 on different main exchanges.

What does DOGE’s surge point out?

Technical analysts and merchants pinpoint that the upsurge of DOGE led to the beginning of altcoin cycles previously. A pseudonymous dealer often called “Crypto Capo” said:

“Each altseason begins with $DOGE pumping.”

The likelihood of an altcoin season rising stays excessive as a result of Bitcoin faces a major resistance at $25,000 based mostly on alternate orderbook information.

The dealer additionally famous that Bitcoin would possible hit $25,000 first, drop to $21,000 to reclaim assist, and make its run in the direction of $30,000. The dealer said:

“Potential roadmap for $BTC -$25k, then $21k-22k, then $30k Dips are for purchasing.”

If a state of affairs much like this happens, the most important beneficiary would possible be altcoins. Merchants would look for higher-risk performs to offset the declining volatility within the Bitcoin market.

The mix of those elements means that the rally of DOGE may mark the beginning of a brand new altcoin cycle within the foreseeable future.