You probably thought you'd heard the last of Dogecoin, the meme-inspired cryptocurrency famous for, among other things, sponsoring Josh Wise's NASCAR Stock Car for one race, but nope! Now you can buy a Ferrari with it.
Dogecar driver Josh Wise won the fan vote to make it into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race tonight, edging out such luminaries as Danica Patrick. Patrick, for her part, blamed shadowy "outside sources that are in control" for the loss. The race tonight should be fun.
NASCAR is not really criticized at all for its lack of contribution to society, but because the race at Talladega today has been remarkably boring, as races at Talladega go, let's just pretend it is. But today, it has finally rebutted all of that criticism, bequeathing society with the proper pronunciation of "doge."…
Say what you will about Dogecoin sponsoring Josh Wise's No. 98 Ford in NASCAR, but sometimes you gotta take money wherever you can get it. No matter who is offering it. And there have been plenty out there that are a lot worse than an inarticulate canine.
Last week, the community behind the silly/hilarious/very real cryptocurrency Dogecoin noticed that NASCAR racer Josh Wise was without a sponsor. They needed to raise $55,000 in dogecoins, and Josh would have a ticket to ride. In less than a week, they've done it. You're about to see a Doge race around 'Dega.
DOGE: Because this is 2014, it's more than just a meme that refuses to go away, it's a currency. A cryptocurrency, to be exact, like Bitcoin or Litecoin. Now, thanks to the good folks at Reddit, it might be on a NASCAR race car as well.