As it turns out, years in the crypto industry are like dog years — a wrinkle in the space-time continuum that both makes sense and doesn’t. However, this blog isn’t a lifetime achievement award type of post. The asset was memed into existence and pumped on the back of other meme assets. Despite hostile market conditions, Doge continues to defy the odds. On the eve of its ninth birthday, Doge is again in the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap, ahead of way more sophisticated assets and technologies with well-defined use cases and well-articulated tech stacks.