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DogeCoin To the Moon Via a Google Lunar X PRIZE Team 35

anzha (138288) writes "After sponsoring a NASCAR racer, DogeCoin's community has wondered, 'What next?' The answer is literally 'To The Moon!' RevUp Render is sponsoring a DogeCoin promoting micro rover challenge, the Lunar Iditarod. The micro rovers, called DogeSleds, are the size of an smart phone and will be first qualified and then raced here on Earth. The top three competitors will be placed on a Google Lunar X PRIZE team's lunar lander to conduct a short, nine meter race on the moon itself. Registration opens on May 21st and closes July 31st for the first race. The first quarterly race will take place September 5th through September 7th. The event will be public and in the San Francisco Bay Area. All teams, international and American, are welcome, but be forewarned, all fees are in...dogecoin!"
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DogeCoin To the Moon Via a Google Lunar X PRIZE Team

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  • "an smart phone"

    And let's not forget that massive run on sentence at the end.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 16, 2014 @03:16AM (#47015543)

    ..... here.

    Dogecoiners know their Internet Fux Bux are dumb but they revel in that and have fun with them. And frankly that attitude of fun and looking for weird shit to do with them means the community isnt abunch of unbearable idiots either - right here is how you build a community and also a future. I can actually see Dogecoin becomming much bigger just simply because of the attitudes of the users. Hey lets fuck around with our Fun Bux goes a long way in making their crypocurrency acceptible. It's not a misguided political statement, they completely realize how absurd Bitcoin actually but they dont care - and even use pointing out how absurd it is as a strong point.

    Good on them.

  • To the moon (Score:2, Insightful)

    by neokushan ( 932374 )

    As ridiculous as the meme is, I feel Dogecoin has done more for cryprocurrency acceptance and awareness in the last 5 months than Bitcoin has done in the last 5 years.

  • Wow (Score:4, Funny)

    by jez9999 ( 618189 ) on Friday May 16, 2014 @04:05AM (#47015645) Homepage Journal

    So space
    Many excite
    What the prize?
    Such moon

  • by mlk ( 18543 )

    But such a shitty website. Many clicks to read. Plus the "Registration" section fails to tell you how to actually registration, how much the entry fee is.

    I hope it is real and not a scam, and I hope they get a UI designer in in stead of someone show the latest and newest design styles and told to play.

  • by fractoid ( 1076465 ) on Friday May 16, 2014 @05:50AM (#47015897) Homepage
    Look at the entry fees. They're pretty large - at current exchange rates, stage 1 is roughly $1000 USD and they go up from there. The last stage with an entry fee is $7300. I want to believe... but the cynical part of me says this is just another effort to pump some life into the dogecoin market.

    But then I also really want to enter just on the off chance that it IS real. Having your own moon rover would be *awesome*.
  • by fantomas ( 94850 ) on Friday May 16, 2014 @08:02AM (#47016321)

    Meanwhile, The Register reports [] that DogeVault has been compromised. Might be the micro rovers get a bus ticket to the seaside rather than a flight to the moon instead.

    • The initial haul was 280 million Dogecoins, with 120 million reportedly recovered.

      Since 280 million Dogecoins has a current value of just under $130,000 US, it's neither the crime of the century nor likely the end of times for the vault.

      One of the coin's present strengths is it's relative low worth.

  • much leap

    very dogekind

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?