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Musk Offers Reward for Proof of Emerald Mine

He mentioned father's share in mine in 2014 interview

(Newser) - Elon Musk is offering a reward of 1 million Dogecoin—the equivalent of almost $90,000—to anybody who can prove that he owned an emerald mine. He made the offer in response to a tweet from the DogeDesigner account, which has posted dozens of pro-Musk tweets in recent days,...

Musk Replaces Twitter Bird With Doge Dog (for Now)

Nobody seems to know why, or whether the move is a joke or permanent

(Newser) - A little more Twitter weirdness: Elon Musk has replaced its famous blue bird with an image of the dogecoin dog on the Twitter website . Is it a joke? Is it permanent? Nobody is quite sure, and as the Verge notes, press queries to Twitter now get an automatic reply of...

One of Internet's Most Famous Dogs Is Seriously Ill

Kabosu, 17-year-old shiba inu who spurred 'doge' meme, has leukemia, liver disease, says owner

(Newser) - You may not know her name, but if you've spent any time on the internet over the past decade, you almost certainly know her face. Kabosu, the shiba inu from Japan who became the face of dogecoin and graced countless "doge" memes , turned 17 in October, which is...

$258B Cryptocurrency Lawsuit Against Musk Expands

Investors accuse of him of inflating Dogecoin's value before letting it crash

(Newser) - A lawsuit accusing Elon Musk and his companies of artificially driving up the price of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency before letting it crash in 2021 has expanded, adding new defendants and new investor plaintiffs, according to a court filing. Reuters reports that the $258 billion lawsuit now includes Musk's Boring...

Tesla Sells 3/4 of Its Bitcoin Holdings

Amid ongoing production issues

(Newser) - Tesla had what the Guardian describes as a "shaky" second quarter, reporting a 32% drop in profit from the first quarter's record levels and having a difficult time meeting demand due to production issues. Amid all this, it has sold 75% of its bitcoin holdings, $936 million worth,...

McDonald's Accidentally Creates a Crypto Coin

Mention of 'grimacecoin' does the trick

(Newser) - Life in the world of cryptocurrency: A tweet about one joke coin that evolved into a real one has inadvertently created a second joke coin that has done the same thing. It's all thanks to McDonald's and Elon Musk. On Tuesday, Musk issued a request to McDonald's...

Elon Musk Has an Offer for McDonald's

It involves dogecoin and a Happy Meal

(Newser) - Elon Musk is again touting dogecoin , this time calling on McDonald's to accept the cryptocurrency for payment. "I will eat a happy meal on tv if @McDonalds accepts Dogecoin," the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder tweeted Tuesday, per the Wall Street Journal . Hours earlier, McDonald's had...

Lawmaker's Joke About Mongoose Crypto Coin Ends How You Think

The fictional coin now exists for real

(Newser) - At a congressional hearing on cryptocurrency this week, one skeptical lawmaker made a joke about a fictional mongoose coin. The result? It's no longer fictional. As Mashable reports, the weirdness began Wednesday during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee. Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman, aiming to make a...

Iconic 'Doge' Meme NFT Breaks Record at $4M
'Doge' Meme NFT
Sells for Millions

'Doge' Meme NFT Sells for Millions

The original dog's owner will donate some of the proceeds to charity

(Newser) - Taking a picture of your adorable dog and posting it so other people can admire her, too, is usually its own reward. But Atsuko Sato, a kindergarten teacher in Japan, is also getting a record-setting $4 million worth of Ethereum after selling it as an NFT, NBC News reports....

Elon Musk Tanks Dogecoin, Self-Owns on SNL

Some jokes have real-life consequences

(Newser) - Eccentric tech billionaire Elon Musk hosted the May 8 Saturday Night Live, when he kicked things off with a monologue alongside his mom, revealed some personal info for the first time, managed to tank an entire crypto-currency, and squeeze in some self-owns in the show's first episode to ever...

Dogecoin's Price May Be 39 Cents, but It's Not a Joke

The shiba inu-adorned cryptocurrency is starting to be worth actual money

(Newser) - The big cryptocurrency story has been Bitcoin's tumble from a high of around $63,000 less than a week ago to roughly $55,000 Monday. But the underdog's story—we're talking, of course, about Dogecoin and its meteoric rise—has in the same timeframe attracted cheers from...

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