Q: What is a DogeCoin?
A: Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency featuring a Shiba Inu from the "Doge" Internet meme on its logo.
It was introduced on December 8, 2013.
Compared to other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin has a fast initial coin production schedule: there will be approximately 100 billion coins in circulation by the end of 2014 with an additional 5.2 billion coins every year thereafter.
As of 10 October 2014, over 94 billion Dogecoins have been mined.
While there are few mainstream commercial applications, the currency has gained traction as an Internet tipping system, in which social media users grant Dogecoin tips to other users for providing interesting or noteworthy content.
Many members of the Dogecoin community, as well as members of other cryptocurrency communities, use the phrase "To the moon!" to describe the overall sentiment of the coin's rising value.
Dogecoin was created by programmer Billy Markus from Portland, Oregon, who hoped to create a fun cryptocurrency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. In addition, he wanted to distance it from the controversial history behind Bitcoin, mainly its association with the Silk Road online drug marketplace. At the same time, Jackson Palmer, a member of Adobe Systems' marketing department in Sydney, Australia, was encouraged on Twitter by a student at Front Range Community College to make the idea a reality. After receiving several mentions on Twitter, Palmer purchased the domain dogecoin.com and added a splash screen, which featured the coin's logo and scattered Comic Sans text. Markus saw the site linked in an IRC chat room, and started efforts to create the currency after reaching out to Palmer. Markus based Dogecoin on the existing cryptocurrency, Luckycoin, which features a randomized reward that is received for mining a block, although this behavior was later changed to a static block reward in March 2014. In turn, Luckycoin is based on Litecoin, which also uses scrypt technology in its proof-of-work algorithm. The use of scrypt means that miners cannot use SHA-256 Bitcoin mining equipment, and that dedicated FPGA and ASIC devices used for mining are complicated to create. Dogecoin was officially launched on December 8, 2013. The Dogecoin network was originally intended to produce 100 billion Dogecoins, but later, it was announced that the Dogecoin network would produce infinite Dogecoins.
Q: When do I get paid?
A: You can withdraw to your FaucetHub account as soon as you have at least 100 Doge.
Withdrawals are usually processed within 24 hours (often within minutes). If network congestion or Dogecoin fees are high we delay direct Dogecoin withdrawals and run them once a week in batches every Sunday night.
Q: What do I have to do to trigger a withdrawal?
A: Go to top of the page then click on "Withdraw" button and create a new withdrawal, after your withdrawal has been submitted you can view the status of it on the "Payment History" page.
Q: How long does it take to get my payment?
A: Withdrawals to your FaucetHub wallet are processed within 24 - 48 hours and once sent they arrive almost instantly.
Q: Can you reverse a payments that have already been sent?
A: Dogecoin payments are irreversible. Once we send a payment to the Dogecoin address you supplied, there is no way to recall it. You are responsible for making sure the Dogecoin address you supply is one you control. You can check your Dogecoin address on your Profile page.
Q: My Payment Is Under Review, Delayed or Held
My Payment Is "Under Review"
Occasionally our system will automatically flag payments for manual review. If you have been an honest user and have not been abusing the PlayDoge website, you have nothing to worry about and your payment will be reviewed and released, usually within 24 hours. Sometimes this process can take longer if we are experiencing a high payment volume.
My Payment Is Delayed
If you have requested a withdrawal and have not received it after 24 hours, please be patient. Occasionally our payment systems require maintenance, updates or simply need funds to be added (which can take time). We do our best to pay promptly but appreciate your patience when we have slight delays.
If you requested a direct Dogecoin withdrawal and it is delayed, please wait until Monday of the following week to submit a support ticket. Due to high fees we usually batch direct Dogecoin withdrawals every Sunday night.
My Payment Has Been "Held"
If your payment status is "Held" this means we have detected unusual activity on your account and we are holding your payment until we can do an in depth manual review. Held payments are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and opening a support ticket will not speed up the process (unless you are being honest and explaining exactly why there is unusual activity). If you have been an honest user you have nothing to worry about it.
Do not try to make up excuses for the unusual activity on your account - we have heard them all and will see right through them. The best thing you can do is be honest with us. We are people too and we will understand.
Q: Why can't I make a faucet claim?
You might be having problems making a faucet claim on Claim Doge for one of the following reasons...
(a) Advert Blocking
If we detect that you have blocked adverts or they aren't showing up in your web browser then we will prevent you from making a faucet claim. If any of the adverts are not showing then there must be something blocking them on your browser/device. This may be an ad-blocking browser plug-in or extension - if so, please disable your ad-blocking browser plugin/software or add this page to the exception list.
(b) Browser/Device incompatability
This faucet web site is designed to work on the broadest range of web browsers and devices possible. However it may be that your browser/device is not supported and you receive an error message when you try to claim. If so, please try a different browser or device to check that this is the problem before contacting us about it.
Q: Do you have an affiliate/referral program?
A: Yes we do. Refer your friends, enemies and everyone else to Claim Doge and recieve a massive 50% lifetime commission on all their faucet claims! All commission payments are paid instantly to your account.
Q: Where do I find my referral code?
A: You can find your referral code on your account page .
Q: I have lost my password or want to reset my password.
A: Go to the login page and click on the link that says Forgot Password in the login box.