Sadly Sporklin a Dogecoin developer for 7 years loses her [fight against cancer](https://cryptopotato.com/dogecoin-developer-sporklin-dies-cancer/)
In one of her [last post](https://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoindev/comments/lpucjw/dogecoin_can_reach_1_with_significant_dev) she is clear on how much involvement/ impact Musk has had.
*āElon has nothing to do with Dogecoin which has been made clear repeatedly ā¦ Elon has come to play with Dogecoin for years on social media, it was only recently that people tried to turn that into something it is not ā¦ Things have not changedā¦Elon is not on board with anything, Elon does not have anything to do with the project, the listings, the engagementsā¦Nothing. He memes and trolls.ā*
On Twitter Elon the now dubbed Dogefather announced : ā[Working with Doge devs to improve system transaction efficiency. Potentially promising.](https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1392974251011895300?s=20&t=vILjxrPe0-pgjeaeWucMiw)ā ā¦ the price of Doge surged.
In a now deleted tweet Dogecoin co-founder Jackson Palmer cautioned followers saying.. *āReminder: Elon Musk is and always will be a self-absorbed grifter.ā*
Last Dogecoin GitHub Master branch [commit](https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin/commits/master) was over 7 months.
Although still signs of some life [on dev branches](https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin/branches)
Last release, [6 months agoā¦](https://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoindev/comments/qpkk46/dogecoin_core_1145_released/)
In a long awaited Dogecoin announcement, the headline says Tesla [accepts Dogecoin](https://www.investopedia.com/tesla-accepts-dogecoin-for-merchandise-5216067) but the reality says its only for certain items in its shop like a belt buck and Tesla shaped whistle.
Core developer Ross Nicoll [steps away](https://rnicoll.name/posts/2022-02-16-stepping-away/) from the project referring to stress, a potential lawsuit against the developers and lack of funds the foundation has to pay him anything at all despite the Billionaire supposingly having Devs back.
In a [Twitter thread](https://twitter.com/michilumin/status/1517958353024020480?s=20&t=_9ZUgcvPqct44NLcE4qKMQ) another Dogecoin developer Michi Lumin again paints a picture of an underfunded foundationā¦.
*āWhen influencers say that the Foundation has tons of funding lined up, or that weāre building out infrastructure ā and people believe that ā it actually harms the @DogecoinFdn because people who would otherwise be willing to help go āoh, they have it all taken care ofā, This bothers me because weāre not actually a club full of rich people. Many of us still work day jobs to make ends meet but still want to see #dogecoin proceed and succeed. Tales of palace intrigue end up being things we have to spend time answering to, as wellā¦and the propensity for certain sections of the community and media to be thirsty for the next scandal or conspiracy actually puts a lot of strain on an already fairly stressed crew.ā* *āYes, weāre trying to get sustaining funding in order to do some of the ābig ideasā we want to pursue. A lot of what you read on social media in regard to this is completely made up for clicks and engagement-We still have a lot of hard work to do. Wish ppl wouldnāt make it harder.ā*
On the whole after over a year there has been no dramatic revelation or support for [Dogecoin development](https://gitgitlog.com/dogecoin).. think itās safe to deduce that once againā¦. Elon Musk is most likely Twitters biggest spam bot š©