Dogecoin was created in the early days of crypto back in 2013 by Jackson Palmer and Bill Markus. The pair met on the internet and developed Doge to comment on some of the absurdities of early crypto culture. The current block reward is 10,000 Doge, and a new block is created every minute. On the front end, Doge is represented by a Shiba Inu dog. The Shiba Inu dog was a popular meme in the early 2010s — the original image features an expressive dog with garbled phrases overlayed.