Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency featuring a likeness of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" Internet meme as its logo. Introduced as a "joke currency" on 8 December 2013, Dogecoin quickly developed its own online community and reached a capitalization of US$60 million in January 2014; as of June 2017, it has a capitalization of US$340 million. Compared with other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin has a fast initial coin production schedule: 100 billion coins have been in circulation by mid 2015 with an additional 5.256 billion coins every year thereafter. As of 30 June 2015, the 100 billionth Dogecoin has 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.
A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency.
Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies.
Decentralized cryptocurrency is produced by the entire cryptocurrency system collectively, at a rate which is defined when the system is created and which is publicly known.
In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System, corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of fiat money or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers.
Faucets, as the name suggests are like dripping faucets (taps)… but in this case, it is cryptocurrency units in place of water. Just as the leaking water takes some time to accumulate into a droplet before it drips, users have to wait for a certain duration before they could collect the accumulated coins.
Faucets website or app which gives away free coins.
At most faucet sites a user may claim their free coins by providing a payment address and completing a Captcha puzzle to prove that they are human.
Rewards are dispensed at various predetermined intervals of time, as rewards for completing simple tasks such as captcha completion and as prizes from simple games. Faucets usually give fractions of a cryptocurrency, but the amount will typically fluctuate according to the value of cryptocurrency in the market.