Dogecoin becomes most mentioned crypto

Twitter mentions of the dogecoin cryptocurrency rocketed to record levels after prices hit all-time highs Thursday.

According to digital asset data firm TheTIE, the massive volume of mentions over 24-hour period marked the altcoin out as the most tweeted cryptocurrency of all time.

Dogecoin surpassed previous tweet records for bitcoin set on Jan. 2, 2021, and Dec. 22, 2017, the firm said.

The shiba inu-themed coin has been experiencing a flurry of trading activity, possibly due to attention from members of Reddit trading groups like WallStreetBets and SatoshiStreetBets.

The price of DOGE rose to a new record of $0.078 Thursday, according to CoinGecko, before falling back to $0.037 at press time. Price are still up 197% over the last 24 hours.