Before trading any crypto assets it is important to understand the risks. This overview summarizes certain risks associated with DOGE.
No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about DOGE, including an opinion that DOGE itself is not a security and/or derivative.
Token Description & Project Background
Dogecoin is a fork of Bitcoin created by Billy Markus in 2013; it is an open source, open ecosystem to which anyone can contribute and it is not administered by any specific organization.
The developers of Dogecoin haven’t made any changes to the crypto since 2015. There are three developers who work as part-time volunteers. Apart from security updates, the core code remains the same
The goal is to become the defacto standard fun cryptocurrency with a strong community.
Risks of DOGE
Like an investment in other crypto assets, there are some general risks to investing in DOGE. These include: (i) volatility risk and liquidity risk, (ii) short history risk, (iii) demand risk, (iv) forking risk, (v) code defects, (vi) regulatory risk, (vii) electronic trading risk, and (viii) cyber security risk. For additional information of these and other general risks associated with crypto assets and Uphold’s platform, please refer to thestatement.
In addition to these general risks, an investment in DOGE is subject to the following specific risks:
- DOGE is a community project. There is no roadmap, and no funds have been raised for the project’s future development.
- DOGE tokens are intentionally abundant, with 10,000 new tokens being mined every minute and no maximum supply. Any potential success associated with DOGE is reliant on the growth of its decentralized community, and their continued enthusiasm for the asset.
We emphasize that this Crypto Asset Statement is not an exhaustive description or summary of all risks associated with DOGE. Investors should conduct their own research and perform their own assessment before trading any crypto asset to determine the appropriate level of risk for their personal circumstances.
The DOGE community and its founder are not under any legal or regulatory obligation to disclose material information to the public regarding its activities. Holders of DOGE have no recourse to the DOGE community, Billy Markus, or Uphold if DOGE declines in value for any reason.
Changes to applicable law may adversely affect the use, transfer, exchange, or value of any of your crypto assets, and such changes may be sudden and without notice.
Uphold’s Evaluation Process
Prior to listing DOGE on the Uphold Platform, Uphold performed due diligence on DOGE and determined that DOGE is unlikely to be a security or derivative under relevant securities legislation. Uphold’s analysis including reviewing publicly available information on the following:
- The creation, governance, usage, and design of DOGE, including ensuring the source code is open-source, audited and peer reviewed, security, and roadmap for growth in the developer community.
- The supply, demand, maturity, utility, and liquidity of DOGE.
- Any marketing materials put forward by the DOGE social team including on, Twitter, Medium blog, LinkedIn posts, Discord and Telegram channels.
- Material technical risks associated with DOGE, including any code defects, security breaches and other threats concerning DOGE and its supporting blockchain (such as the susceptibility to hacking and impact of forking), or the practices and protocols that apply to them.
- Legal and regulatory risks associated with DOGE, including any pending, potential, or prior civil, regulatory, criminal, or enforcement action relating to the issuance, distribution, or use of DOGE.
Uphold has prepared this Crypto Asset Statement based on publicly available information. Although Uphold has taken steps to obtain information from apparently reliable sources, information contained in this Crypto Asset Statement may be inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date. This overview is a starting point for you to perform your own research prior to investing in a crypto asset.
Uphold users should read thestatement for additional discussion of general risks associated with crypto assets made available through the Uphold platform.
Canadian residents, please note that Uphold has filed an application for registration in certain Canadian jurisdictions but has not yet obtained registration. Until such time as Uphold obtains registration, Uphold has agreed to abide by the terms of an undertaking available at the following. Please also review the for additional discussion of general risks associated with the crypto assets made available through Uphold Platform. Please be aware that statutory rights of action for damages or rescission in section 130.1 of the Securities Act (Ontario) and, if applicable, similar statutory rights under securities legislation in the other provinces and territories of Canada do not apply in respect of this Crypto Asset Statement or other disclosures on the Uphold website and statement.
Last updated on June 13, 2023.
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