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Dogecoin As a Force for Good

Dear shibes,

I’d like to introduce myself to you. I’m Ben Parr. I was the Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of the giant tech and pop news site Mashable from 2008-2011, where I helped manage Mashable’s editorial team and wrote more than 2,400 articles on technology. I switched over to investing in startups a year ago through my fund DominateFund, where I look for world-changing companies. And finally, I just finished writing a book — Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention“, about the science and psychology of attention; why we pay attention to certain people, products, companies and ideas; and how to capture, maintain and grow attention. It comes out early next year from HarperCollins.

Such introduction!

I haven’t paid as much attention to digital currencies like my good friends Matt and Tina of Follow The Coin. However, I’m committing myself to learning now, and I decided I want to start with Dogecoin.

Why? Well, a few reasons. First, I’m in love with the Dogecoin community. It’s quirky, it’s fun, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. And second, your community is incredibly engaged. I learned for myself after all the engagement I got on this tweet:

https://twitter.com/benparr/status/462755880098750464

Much retweet!

But the real reason I’m interested in Dogecoin is this: I believe Doge has the potential to be a force for good. More specifically, I think it could make it easier for others to donate frictionlessly to charitable causes. You’ve already shown this ability with donations to clean water and sending Jamaican bobsledders to the Olympics. I believe that a universally-accessible digital currency built on tipping and donations could actually change the way we support charities. That’s something I’d like to be a part of.

So, I’m here learn. What should I know about dogecoin that might not be obvious to a newbie? Where else can I spend dogecoins? How the heck does tipping work? What do I really need to know about you guys and gals, the dogecoin community?

Most of all, how can I help you guys?

To the moon!
~ Ben


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I was the Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable from 2008-2011. I switched over to investing in startups a year ago through my fund DominateFund, where I look for world-changing companies. And finally, I just finished writing a book — Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention“


  • ShibeGuest

    TO THE MOON! Join our Subreddit!

  • https://www.dogeforsale.com Doge For Sale

    Such welcome! Check out the 7 strangest things you can buy with dogecoin right now and then head over to reddit (via the moon) https://www.dogeforsale.com/page/the-7-strangest-things-you-can-buy-with-dogecoin-right-now

  • https://www.thebitavenue.com The Bit Avenue

    Wow such fun! Welcome to Dogecoin fellow Shibe :3

    I guess you know by now the diversity (and in terms of artistic and technical skill sets) of Dogecoin’s community that rival that of Bitcoin’s. Hmm.. something not obvious to a newbie.. I suppose if you want to get into mining, you’d want to start looking at those Gridseeds ASIC products, or maybe something familiar yet energy saving – an NVIDIA GeForce 750TI GPU. But then again, considering the difficulty and the amount of coins one gets from mining, you might want to look into buying it straight out from the exchange markets instead at this point in time (Prelude.io, Vault of Satoshi, Kraken, ANXPRO…) since it’s alot easier and faster that way.

    As for making the site useful, there’s enough market-based websites out there that provide buy and sell and directory listings such as:

    suchlist.com
    dogedir.com
    dogebiz.net
    dogepages.net

    thebitavenue.com

    The last one is ours and we’re a collection of cryptocoin-accepting stores (since we believe that Dogecoin can absolutely stand well side-by-side in a market listing that also includes Bitcoin-accepting stores.)

    As for tipping, I’m not the guru on this, but hope Dogetipbot’s Mohland can chime in ;)

  • Alfan Shibe

    Join the Facebook Group : GiveDogesTo
    we spread the dogecoin with the facebook dogetipping apps
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/givedogesto/

    app : https://apps.facebook.com/wpdogetipping/

  • Alfan Shibe

    feel amazee

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