The first ever Dogecoin cryptocurrency transaction was performed without the Internet. The coin was transmitted using a radio signal
On April 22, a 4.2069 DOGE transaction (three memes for the price of one) was made using the radio protocol “Radio Doge”. About the transaction, the developer of Dogecoin Michi Lumin said on Twitter:
Some media (myself included) sin by lightly misrepresenting information for the sake of a hot headline. I have seen several articles about this being the first ever transaction made using a radio signal. But, in fact, there are already similar technologies for transferring bitcoins. You can familiarize yourself with some of them here, here and here.
Let’s go back to the “first ever” transaction. Dogecoin managed to be forwarded using a bundle of HF/LoRaWAN (cheap radio equipment) and the Starlink satellite network of Elon Musk, a big Dogecoin fan. This combination of technologies made it possible to send DOGE across hundreds of miles. This method of transferring cryptocurrency can help DOGE owners who do not have access to the Internet.
Sam Patterson, the Operations Lead of OpenBazaar (Bitcoin-only, decentralized online marketplace), tweeted in 2019 about the transfer of cryptocurrencies using a radio signal. Patterson believes that radio is a “true peer to peer.”
Yes, Dogecoin is not the first in radio transactions, but DOGE is a meme. And, as we know, memes are quite infectious and memorable. Many people, thanks to the DOGE meme, learn about the possibility of transmitting cryptocurrency via a radio signal. Therefore, the news about this transaction will clearly give a powerful boost in popularising and developing this technology. Much wow.