Dogecoin and Shiba Inu have been staging a strong comeback since Elon Musk came out on Sunday supporting the former.

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Fast facts

  • Dogecoin rose more than 15% in morning trade on Wednesday in Asia, according to CoinMarketCap data.
  • The memecoin rose to a 24-hour high of US$0.06932 before paring early gains to trade up 5.4% at US$0.06327.
  • Memecoin Shiba Inu was up more than 20% at US$0.000009805 in early trade on Wednesday. It was last up 3.6% at US$0.02855.
  • “I will keep supporting Dogecoin,” Elon Musk, a longtime supporter of the memecoin, said on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday.
  • Musk’s tweet came after a complaint seeking a class action lawsuit was filed against the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, alleging manipulation in the price of Dogecoin. 
  • Bitcoin was trading mostly unchanged at US$20,463.70, with Ethereum down 1.6% at US$1,103.41 at the time of publishing.
  • The total cryptocurrency market cap remains under the US$1 trillion mark and was last trading at around US$902.54 billion at the time of publishing.

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