30 Jan '14, 4pm

Doge, Meet Bitcoin: 8 Baffling Digital Currencies Inspired by Memes

Doge, Meet Bitcoin: 8 Baffling Digital Currencies Inspired by Memes

, Nyancoin drew its inspiration from one of the internet’s favorite things to click on: felines. And not just any cat, but Nyan Cat — a hybrid cat/Pop Tart hybrid who earned 100 million YouTube views by hurtling relentlessly through space towards a destination it would never reach. (Allegory for existence much?) Nyan Cat has inspired countless ringtones, wallpapers and even video games before somehow turning into an alt-coin. While it’s not currently on any exchanges, it does have the support of the meme’s original creator; if you head to Nyan Cat’s official page now, the iconic Pop Tart of the 8-bit space cat has currently been swapped out for a coin.

Full article: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/01/cryptocurrency-mem...

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