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The Halvening- it’s almost here!

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The rewards for mining Dogecoin are about to be cut in half.

One thing a lot of people might not know is that this IS NOT happening on the 14th, as a lot of posts have stated.  User Alami points out that the original estimate is a bit off and it will actually occur on the night of the 13th.

So it’s happening on the 13th, now what?  Keep mining! Mine harder! Mine twice as fast!

Still a little confused? Of Wolves and Weasels has a great explanation of what the Halvening is, and what it means.

You can monitor the actual official countdown on the blockchain, (which is currently down).

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Cryptsy Working on Fixes for Dogecoin Transactions

dogecoin businessShibes just love to trade, tip, buy, and move their Dogecoin around, and it’s that constant activity that seems to be the root of the recent slow downs with Cryptsy reported by Dogecoin users lately, especially during times of high volume.

Digital Currency Magnates points us towards a blog post by Cryptsy where they explain the troubles and respond with a solution:  a new hot wallet, which being new, should be fast. They are also asking Shibes to maximize their deposit amounts, as dust transactions (very small) ones clutter the wallet and make it slower. Get more info at the Cryptsy blog

Via DCMagnates.com

New Copper Minted Dogecoin Available

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Now you have have your own real physical Dogecoin. Shibe Mint has opened their virtual doors with their introductory minting of real copper Dogecoin, for only $10 plus introductory free worldwide shipping – quite a deal. And of course you can pay in Doge, BTC or Paypal.

The creator of Shibe Mint answers questions in his post on the Dogecoin Subreddit, and it sounds like they will expand to other metals like silver in the future.

Get your own copper Dogecoin or find more info in the thread on the Dogecoin Subreddit.

Shibes take over Wall Street at the First Dogeparty

Dogecoin takes over Wall Street bullWe are only sad that we, Admin Shibe and AlphaDoge, are West Coast based and could not attend.  It looks like it was a grand Doge time!

Friday night February 7th in New York City the first Dogeparty was held with the quite appropriate theme “Dogs in Space.”  Shibes of all ages and types (including real live doges!) gathered at the Bitcoin Center. There were costumes, refreshements, vendors, giveaways, contests and auctions for awesome doge-related goods. And in true Shibe style they “made it rain,” throwing out paper wallets with Dogecoin into the crowd.

To close out the event,  they marched to Wall Street’s infamous bull statue where they temporarily transformed the iconic landmark into a doge!

Check out the full story with loads of pics on Vice

Taiwanese Animators cover Dogecoin

Such animation! So 3D! Very Shibe! Wow!

You know you’ve made it when the Taiwanese Animators decide to create a video.  And they seem to get it: they are offering youtube commentors 100 Doge tips!

The Meaning and Power of Dogecoin

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DOoS‘ing Charities.

No, read that again, I didn’t say DDoS-  I said DOOS!

Distributed Outpouring Of Support.

We have already seen with the micro-transaction power of Dogecoins, how easy and effortless it is for an individual to donate, and multiplied by a large community we now hold a tool to laser-focus problems in the world and DOOS them into oblivion.

I think it will be the Dogecoin legacy that this crypto has made it so fantastically easy and satisfying to donate to a cause. The snowball effect and force-multiplying aspects of the Internet and communities like this create an altruistic flashmob mentality that focuses on good.

Of course you already know this. You have seen it if you have been here for a few days. Let’s cherish these early moments, and remember where we came from, and be mindful of where we should and could go. I’m humbled to be able to participate in this community. I tip my hat to all of you that help make this what it is.

This is more than a currency, this is more than a speculative investment, it’s more than just charity work. It’s a spirit, and idea, a vibe, and a way of being- but I didn’t have to tell you that. I think you know already!

After writing this I immediately stumbled upon an article from Pacific Standard. It talks about a new research paper where researchers show how giving away money actually creates happiness!

Who would have known… Alpha Doge

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Vote before Friday for the Best Dogecoin related Promo video

dogfilmWe’re trying to bark loud and get the word out to all Shibes about the community, but to do that we need a great keynote video.

A user over at Reddit is hosting a contest/voting thread to find that video. Head over there before Friday the 7th @ 8pm EST (U.S.) to vote on which video should be the Alpha Doge!

Over 75 Videos. Such Glory. Much Hype. OFFICIAL Dogecoin Hype Video Voting Thread! (Closes Friday the 7th @ 8pm EST)

Doge4Kids – A New Charitable Cause

Seizure-Assistance-Dog2It’s about  time for a new charity cause, don’t you think?  Well, looks like we have one Shibes!

A massive amount of Dogecoin is flowing towards this noble charity, Doges4Kids.  Someone even donated 5 Million Doge!

They provide well-trained service animals to kids with special needs, via 4 Paws for ability.

Dogs for Doges? Sounds like a perfect match!

Well, it seems like Dogecoin has made the news because of this. Big-time tech blog The Verge picked it up! Head over to the article and check it out!

Times of India shouts out to Dogecoin donators!

shiva-keshavanOur community’s second Olympic hopeful, luger Shiva Keshavan, has an article in the Times of India today which specifically mentions members of the Dogecoin community! xYfEC3T

Way to go guys, and good luck to Shiva on his way to the moon ride down the mountain!

 

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Dogecoin will not be capped at 100 Billion

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News regarding the specifics of the Dogecoin currency were released today.

Creators have said that after all the Dogecoins are mined in about a year, there will still be a 10,000 coin reward per block to remain indefinitely.

This move pleases some and enrages others, head over to the Reddit thread to follow the discussion, or go to the original GitHub thread on the matter.

Arts Technica also had something to say on the matter.

 

 

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