The developers of Dogecoin have sent DOGE over 160 km by radio waves, with the aim of freeing remote areas from a conventional internet connection.
The Dogecoin development team managed to send payment in Dogecoin over 160 km via radio waves. This development means that Dogecoin could be used to send payments to remote areas where there is no traditional financial infrastructure and limited internet access. The recipient used a Starlink internet connection to relay the transfer to the Dogecoin mainnet, meaning an internet connection was still required to complete the transaction.
I just listened to history being made! from 810 miles @KBluezr and I listened to @michilumin send the first Radio Doge txn, formed with libdogecoin, transmit over HF to her Starlink node and get executed on the blockchain. 📻🐶💜💜💜 https://t.co/siRHCC2vPw pic.twitter.com/GolqDU9NQI
— Timothy Stebbing (@tjstebbing) April 22, 2022
The software behind the transaction is called “Project Libdogecoin“. It is a C language-based Dogecoin protocol library that serves as the building blocks for Dogecoin projects. Dogecoin developer Michi Lumin confirmed that “there will be a low cost open source hardware implementation” in the future to enable a larger community to transact via radio. However, the worldwide shortage of microchips is holding this project back for the time being.
The demonstration undoubtedly highlighted the potential usefulness of dogecoin. Elon Musk hailed the potential of the “currency meme“original to become”people’s crypto“, and this experiment certainly gives a glimpse of how this could be achieved. The Libdogecoin project also plans to create standard documentation for Dogecoin, community proof of stake, Tier 2 scaling for POS and these radio nodes. Once a joke, Dogecoin could be a dark horse in the race for mass cryptocurrency adoption.