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Max Schwartzman, the CEO of crypto analysis platform Because Bitcoin, has drawn similarities between meme coins Dogecoin (DOGE) and PEPE. If history is to repeat itself, then a price breakout could be on the horizon for PEPE. 

PEPE Sharing A Similar Pattern As DOGE In 2020 In a post on his X (formerly Twitter) platform, Schwartzman drew the crypto community’s attention to “some striking similarities” between PEPE in 2023 and DOGE in 2020. From the accompanying chart that he shared, one could see that PEPE’s price movement in 2023 is identical to DOGE’s in 2020.

Source: X If PEPE is to continue moving in a similar pattern, then the meme coin’s price could break out in 2024. PEPE’s price has been consolidating since November, just like DOGE’s price did between May 2020 and the new year before it rose to its all-time high of $0.7 in May 2021. DOGE surged by over 26,000% to hit that price level. 

Therefore, there is the possibility that 2024 could be PEPE’s breakout year, in which it goes on to enjoy a similar run as DOGE did in 2021. Interestingly, the striking similarities between both meme coins aren’t only on the charts. Schwartzman highlighted the fact that PEPE’s current market cap of about $600 million was also DOGE’s market cap as of December 2020. 

PEPE spearheaded the meme coin frenzy back in May, as the crypto token was an instant hit upon its launch in April 2023. It became one of the most traded tokens during that period, with its price skyrocketing as a result. In August, the PEPE ecosystem experienced a setback as some ex-team members sold off more than half of its vested tokens.

DOGE Price struggling at $0.09 | Source: DOGEUSD on PEPE’s Success Hinged On Ethereum’s Max Schwartzman also highlighted a correlation between the Pepe coin and Ethereum. He mentioned that the former has been trading “like a leveraged Ethereum ETF” since earlier this year. PEPE is said to pump whenever ETH does and dumps whenever ETH does. As such, the crypto founder believes that PEPE could be the “meme coin of choice for Ethereum this cycle.”

Crypto analyst Crypto Kaleo also recently stated that he sees PEPE printing new all-time highs once ETH starts to move. He likened the relationship between both crypto tokens to something similar to the one between SOL and BONK. 

BONK saw new all-time highs on the back of SOL’s resurgence. The meme coin also climbed up to become the third-largest dog coin by market cap in the process. 

Following a slow start, ETH seems ready for a significant rally, which means that PEPE could also move to the upside anytime soon, based on Schwartzman and Kaleo’s analysis. 

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Scott Matherson Scott Matherson is a leading crypto writer at Bitcoinist, who possesses a sharp analytical mind and a deep understanding of the digital currency landscape. Scott has earned a reputation for delivering thought-provoking and well-researched articles that resonate with both newcomers and seasoned crypto enthusiasts. Outside of his writing, Scott is passionate about promoting crypto literacy and often works to educate the public on the potential of blockchain.

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