Billy Markus One Of The Founders Of Dogecoin Said He Is Being Harassed Again

Billy Markus, (Shibetoshi Nakamoto on Twitter) one of the founders of the Dogecoin (DOGE) project, shared a message on Twitter after the week-long Dogecoin mega show. Saying that he sold all of his DOGE coins in 2015 due to harassment from the community, and now these harassment have started again.

Dogecoin (DOGE) went up from $0.0085 to $0.0860, which is an insane 10x (1000%) growth in no time.

Billy Markus, a software engineer, used to work for IBM. Markus met Jackson Palmer in 2013, and the duo developed the Dogecoin project in December of that year.

Markus said that he left the project in 2015, sold all of the DOGE coins he owned after leaving the project. This decision was because of financial reasons, and the money he made by selling his dogecoin was enough to buy him a used Honda Civic.

According to Markus, the chart DOGE drew this week resulted in some making millions of dollars.

Markus, started receiving a lot of messages from people after the Dogecoin coin upward trend, pushing him to do something on the project, which he has no connection with for almost seven years.

“I left Dogecoin seven years ago after harassment from the cryptocurrency community. These harassments started again. My financial situation is in good condition. But people expect me to do something in a project which I have no connection anymore.”

The Tweet Said:

Also i don’t say this as a sob story — i’m financially fine — i just want to offer some perspective of what it feels like to have a mob demand you to do something for them on a project that you have no current involvement in, that you’ve seen others make many millions off of

– Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) January 31, 2021

Originally published at on February 1, 2021.

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