News from the digital and NFT world – 14 JUNE 2021
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The iconic Doge NFT meme sold for $ 4 million
Doge, one of the most famous memes in the world, was sold as an NFT for a record $ 4 million. The meme came to life from a photograph of a cute Shiba Inu named Kabosu, published in 2010 by his owner Sato to update his personal blog and quickly became a real icon.
“I take a lot of photos every day, so that day was nothing extraordinary. Kabosu loves being photographed, so she was delighted to have her camera pointed at her, “Sato said.
The auction ended on Friday and part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity in favor of the Japanese Red Cross Society and the World Food Program.
In addition to being a meme, however, Doge has also become a currency that, albeit born as a joke, as a parody of Bitcoin in 2013: the Dogecoin found the favor of the crypto community which then actually chose to use it, leading then to rapid capitalization.