DogeCoin (DOGE) started when two developers named Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer created a cryptocurrency inspired by a famous "Shiba Inu" meme. It quickly caught on, and before they knew it, a community had already formed around the currency.
The technology behind DogeCoin is similar to another popular cryptocurrency called Litecoin. They have identical Proof of Work algorithms, and both of them feature transactions that are cheap, instantaneous, and anonymous. The difference is that DogeCoin does not have a token cap, and blocks take approximately 1 minute to mine. (compared to 1.5 minutes for Litecoin)
What sets DOGE apart from the crowd is the community of people that use it. These individuals have donated to charities, supported content creators, and even funded water wells in a remote village in Africa.
Official Website: http://dogecoin.com