By now, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that’s quickly making its way into the mainstream. And if you spend a significant chunk of your life clicking around the Web, you’ve likely come across the glorious, grammatically questionable Doge meme. So, what do you get when you combine these two so Internet-y things? Dogecoin, of course. Wow.
“Doge,” for those of you who have better things to do with your life than browse 4chan or Reddit, is a meme that features a Shiba Inu dog(e) whose inner monologue is written in broken English, using the Comic Sans font. For example:
Dogecoin, on the other hand, is an open-source, peer-to-peer digital currency. Unlike Bitcoin, which is currently trading for around $900 per Bitcoin, a single Dogecoin is worth almost nothing – fractions of a penny. However, that could change of course. Bitcoins were worth almost nothing when they first came on the scene in 2009, and the people who bought in early are now buying Lamborghinis and apartments.
Which is not to say that Dogecoin will become the next Bitcoin. As a commenter on the Bitcoin forums recently asked, “Is this supposed to be retarded on purpose?” The answer, of course, is yes. But considering that we’re talking about the Internet here, ridiculousness is Dogecoin’s most valuable feature.
If you find yourself wanting to blow some pocket change (or Bitcoin) on a Dogecoin investment, you can learn more about it on the Dogecoin forums, subreddit, and website. Very information. Such amaze.