Dogecoin (DOGE) co-founder Billy Markus has set his sights on nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and an Ethereum-to-Dogecoin bridge to assist result in for mass adoption of the meme coin.

In a Sept. 30 tweet, Markus emphasized the significance of finishing the Ethereum-Dogecoin bridge in order that the asset could possibly be built-in with prime Ethereum-based NFT platforms akin to OpenSea, enabling non fungible purchases with DOGE.

Markus stated that there’s “excessive demand” to buy NFTs throughout the crypto group and that enabling NFT purchases with DOGE “vastly will increase its utility.”

The in improvement DOGE-ETH bridge would allow customers to ship DOGE from the Dogecoin blockchain to the Ethereum blockchain, and transact with the asset in sectors akin to decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFTs through ERC-20 DOGE token contracts.

The bridge would supply further utility for DOGE, because it might present a enjoyable various to Ether which dominates NFT payments, whereas additionally ramping up transaction levels and usage through circulation in numerous DeFi protocols on Ethereum.

In an interview with podcaster Lex Fridman on June 4, Ethereum co-founder and DOGE investor Vitalik Buterin additionally emphasized the bullish potential that an Ethereum-bridge might have for DOGE, noting that:

“If DOGE desires to someway bridge to Ethereum, after which individuals can commerce DOGE 1000’s of occasions a second inside a loop ring, then that may be superb.”

In Markus’s Twitter thread, he was requested if the bridge is within the works, and responded that “individuals are engaged on the DOGE-ETH bridge, sure,” with out naming names.

Organizations akin to DogeLabs — a collaboration of builders centered on the Dogecoin chain — announced on June 18 that it was exploring the thought of constructing a Doge-ETH bridge that may allow hodlers to make use of the asset in Ethereum-based DeFi staking.

DogeLabs additionally said that it was trying to the event of a DOGE burn pockets the place builders can construct “functions that ship a small portion of Doge to a public burn pockets to help in constructing a deflationary mode round DOGE inflationary progress.”

Markus stepped away from working on Dogecoin in 2015 — promoting his stash for the equal of a used Honda Civic — nevertheless the co-founder is a member of the advisory board of the Dogecoin foundation that was re-established in August. Buterin can be a member of the advisory board.

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The non-profit basis helps and advocates for the event of Dogecoin, whereas additionally defending its trademark from the likes of copycats akin to Dogecoin 2.0.

Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 2 that the Dogecoin Basis demanded the “Dogecoin 2.0” challenge change its identify and had hired brand protection lawyers to contact the knockoff’s builders in a bid to “shield the Dogecoin group from being misled and to guard the Dogecoin identify from doable misuse.”