Dogecoin is currently one of the top memecoins in the cryptocurrency space because of its widespread adoption by users. To make Dogecoin more popular, the coin’s developers have successfully sent a Doge payment 100 miles through radio waves.
The effect of this development means that there will be no limit to where Dogecoin can be sent. Additionally, users can make transactions in remote areas without traditional financial infrastructure. The recipient used a Starlink internet connection to relay the transfer to the Dogecoin mainnet. Therefore, the internet is still valuable for completing transactions. This transaction took place on 22 April 2022.
Dogecoin developer Michi Lumin tweeted this news saying:
“Hi. [I’m] sleepy again, so no talk big, but just did this, sending 4.2069 dogecoins (from BudZ heh) 100 miles (with @tjstebbing and @KBluezr listening on a receiver 810 miles away), using just libdogecoin, radio, and ultimately relayed to the mainnet on the other end via Starlink,”
Project Powered by Libdogecoin
The director of the Dogecoin Foundation listened in to the signal, and the transaction was over 800 miles far. Furthermore, Project “Libdogecoin” is the software that powers the transaction. The project is a C-based library of Dogecoin protocols that act as building blocks for Dogecoin projects.
Michi Lumin also stated that “there’ll be a low-cost open-source hardware implementation” in the future to allow the wider community to transact via radio. Still, global chip shortages are holding this back at present.
This first demonstration has shown the potential of what Dogecoin can accomplish in a short time. Additionally, the Libdogecoin project plans to create a Dogecoin standard documentation, community proof-of-stake, layer-2 scaling for point of sale, and radio-enabled nodes.
Other Radio Waves Projects
Dogecoin joins other cryptocurrencies to be sent using radio transmissions. Mesh networking, amateur radio equipment, and portable antennas have allowed Bitcoin users to make transactions without internet access.
In 2019, Sam Patterson, the former COO of OB1, tweeted that radio is more peer-to-peer (P2P) than P2P networks built on the web.
“Peer-to-peer networks built on the internet have a special allure because of the sense of resilience they have without a central point of failure. A bit misleading: they are really built on many computers and the connections between them. Not true with radios. True peer to peer.”