MORE: Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin joining cast of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Dogecoin features the face of a Shiba Inu dog, so it’s only appropriate that cats have their own cryptocurrency, too. Unlike the more respected bitcoins, Dogecoin was created years ago as an online joke – used as an informal tipping system in online circles. But after a lot of hype building over the last six months, with a little help from Elon Musk and Mark Cuban, Dogecoin had a market capitalization of around $80 billion Friday afternoon.
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue, is starting her own cryptocurrency. But how about Big Cat Coin?
“It’s not a purr-ency, it’s a currency,” Baskin explained to FOX 13’s Dan Matics. TAMPA, Fla. – You’ve likely heard of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and this week there’s been a lot of hype around Dogecoin.
MORE: Carole Baskin: Tiger at Big Cat Rescue ‘nearly tore off’ arm of volunteer who didn’t follow protocol Baskin insists people should not view Big Cat Coincat as an investment like they might bitcoin or Ethereum. It can only be bought and then sent on the rally.io network for around $11 a coin. According to rally.io, the network “enables creators to launch independent economies powered by the Ethereum blockchain.” “I’m being told by people in the industry that it could with its name recognition, and the fact that people love cats so much, and there’s so much buzz, but that’s not what it is right now,” Baskin said.
Matics asked Baskin, “Do you think with the publicity you have, the weight you have, that could be something that takes off on a major exchange?” Carole Baskin announces Big Cat Coin cryptocurrency
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