by David Stockman
If you are a bit short on change, we’d suggest you contact DH5yaiegoZN36fDVciNyRueRGvGLRmr7L. It seems that he/she/they/it recently stumbled upon a $15 billion fortune after deciding to get in on the joke about two years ago.
The joke, of course, was a cryptocurrency called Dogecoin, which was created by two wiseacres named Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus as a parody of a viral meme involving a Shiba Inu dog. After several years in the crypto-wilderness, Dogecoin was discovered by the reigning financial genius of our day, Elon Musk, and the rest was, well, madness.
The latter took to tweeting about it, beginning with a single word ‘Doge’ back in February. The SpaceX CEO then vowed to put Dogecoin on the Moon, sharing a bizarre image captioned: “Doge Barking at the Moon.”
In another tweet, Musk claimed, “Dogecoin is the people’s crypto”, while in still another he added: “No highs, no lows, only Doge.”