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DogeCoin To the Moon Via a Google Lunar X PRIZE Team

samzenpus posted about 2 months ago | from the cheaper-than-a-superbowl-ad dept.

Moon 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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Summary written by doge (0)

rebelwarlock (1319465) | about 2 months ago | (#47015531)

"an smart phone"

And let's not forget that massive run on sentence at the end.

Re:Summary written by doge (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 2 months ago | (#47015561)

It's not really a run on sentence, it just goes 100% Shatner in the comma department.

Re:Summary written by doge (1)

fractoid (1076465) | about 2 months ago | (#47015879)

If dog was phone...

Then who was dog?!!

Re:Summary written by doge (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016263)

QED, bitches!

The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin right. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#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.

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (5, Funny)

gbjbaanb (229885) | about 2 months ago | (#47015585)

insight much, none mod points.

Re: The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin ri (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47015711)

Good post.

I don't know the math behind cryptocurrencies but don't find the premise any more "absurd" than regular gov't issued "fiat fun bux".

One big difference is the massive value fluctuations without a central bank stablizing, which makes these "currencies" seem to behave more like commodities.

Anyway, if people happen to agree these fixed amount of fun bux are worth something, then why not encourage an alternate way to exchange goods and services?

Pros: Low tranaction costs, fast tranfers, and reduced direct gov't tinkering by potentially poor monetary policy.

Cons: Instable relative values and massive speculation.

Re: The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin ri (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47022205)

Pros: Low tranaction costs, fast tranfers,

If by "low" you mean "staggeringly high". The energy cost per cryptocurrency transaction performed is huge thanks to mining, and guaranteed to become larger the more valuable a cryptocurrency becomes.

And if by "fast" you mean "not actually fast in any way at all". Attempts to use bitcoin for payment processing in the real world have run into numerous problems with network performance. Want to buy a sandwich at a cafe which accepts bitcoin? Be prepared to possibly sit for an hour or more while the transaction is confirmed. The absolute minimum time to process a bitcoin payment is about 10 minutes, and if the seller wants to be guaranteed that they're not getting scammed it's more like 30 minutes plus.

and reduced direct gov't tinkering by potentially poor monetary policy.

So the answer to potentially poor government monetary policy is to substitute guaranteed-abysmal monetary policy. Got it.

(The monetary policy assumptions at the core of all cryptocurrencies are idiotic Randroid libertarian fantasies completely disconnected from how the real world works. They actually believe that deflationary currency is objectively a good idea. This is ludicrous nonsense, as proven by many examples from real-world history in which deflation tanked economies, caused people to starve in the streets, and so on.)

Cons: Instable relative values and massive speculation.

There's nothing real there except massive speculation. Cryptocurrencies are a scam, through and through. Have you never noticed that their proponents are, above all else, fucking desperate to get you to buy in too, rather than being focused on doing real currency-like things with their "coins"? It's the pump and dump mentality, even if a lot of the pumpers aren't ready to admit to themselves that this is what they are doing.

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47015805)

Just wait and see that change.

Buttcoins weren't that difference at this stage either. Then they got actual worth.

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47015815)

Funny, in my personal experience the difference between dogecoin and bitocoin is actually about 430 USD.

But hey, give me your bitcoins and I'll give you my dogecoins - seems like a fair trade given your valuable insight.

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016109)

There are plenty of exchanges that do this already. I don't see how you are being smart or clever with this comment.

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47018783)

Woosh....

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 2 months ago | (#47018027)

Cryptsy [cryptsy.com] is about to start trading Bitcoin, Litecoin, Feathercoin and Dogecoin for USD.

Re:The difference between Bitcoin and Dogecoin rig (1)

aliquis (678370) | about 2 months ago | (#47016335)

Too bad I didn't bought into this dogcrap before though if they are going to get this serious and raise public awareness.

Man do I have the perfect currency name (that's all it's about right? :D)

pack a lunch bring all your friends (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47015601)

just don't eat the food? http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/ German dairy farmer, Gottfried Glöckner, has told William Engdahl about attempted blackmail, character assassination and, ultimately, wrongful imprisonment he suffered when he refused to back off his charges that the Anglo-Swiss GMO company, Syngenta, had provided him with highly toxic GMO Maize seeds that ruined his prize dairy herd and his land.

To the moon (1, Insightful)

neokushan (932374) | about 2 months ago | (#47015609)

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.

laundry (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47015621)

yeah its fun washing, dirty goes in, clean comes out, makes everyone look respectable

Wow (3, Funny)

jez9999 (618189) | about 2 months ago | (#47015645)

So space
Many excite
What the prize?
Such moon
Concern

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47017177)

Burma Shave?

Awesome (1)

mlk (18543) | about 2 months ago | (#47015785)

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.

Currency pumping exercise (2)

fractoid (1076465) | about 2 months ago | (#47015897)

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*.

I see. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016033)

In 20 years, there will be thousands of rovers and other vehicles on cinder-blocks on the moon.

It will look like Buttfuck, Idaho.

Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016147)

The micro rovers, called DogeSleds, are the size of an [sic] smart phone and will be first qualified and then raced here on Earth.

These guys know that the gravity and surface conditions differ from Earth, right? So how does qualifying on Earth get a winning design to the Moon? There will be designs that will fail miserably on Earth but could blow past the competition on the Moon. Fun, maybe, but definitely not something I would participate in unless I actually had money to burn. Seems pointless to me.

Re:Question (1)

Anonymice (1400397) | about 2 months ago | (#47016359)

Hey Mr Internet Guy, I suggest you let NASA know too then, given they test all of their landers in the desert. I wouldn't want them wasting all of our money for nothing.

Mod parent up! Something must be done!

Re:Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016483)

But the don't test identical machines down here. Now the site is arse on a stick so I can't work out if the expect the designed to be identical.

Re:Question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016545)

I know! They should test them ON THE MOON!

Endurance, strength and failsafes are important (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016251)

... if they intend to keep them Doges rollin'

Meanwhile, DogeVault has been compromised (El Reg) (3, Interesting)

fantomas (94850) | about 2 months ago | (#47016321)

Meanwhile, The Register reports [theregister.co.uk] 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.

Re:Meanwhile, DogeVault has been compromised (El R (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about 2 months ago | (#47016421)

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.

Re:Meanwhile, DogeVault has been compromised (El R (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47017239)

280 million Dogecoins out of 400m.

So 160m taken in total, or 40% of the money they had.

40 bloody percent.

Re:Meanwhile, DogeVault has been compromised (El R (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47018803)

I'm going to tip your 20% of the missing doge for giving us these statistics.

"AN smart phone" ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016459)

American idiots...

What team is giving the ride..oh withdrawn team (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47016595)

I just looked trough the site and I could not find a single reference to the team they are using to hitch a ride on.

If im going to make a walking smartphone then i would love to know after the fees what actual Xprize team is offereing the ride.

since i did not find anything about the team that i would be hitching a ride on i can only assume its either one of the teams that has no chance of actually going there.

Or its just an elaborate way of promoting your cloud computing business

WOW WAIT A MINUTE AM I READING THIS CORRECTLY!
seems the team that the ride is hiched on is a team called Team Phoenicia after typing their name into google this link showed up.
http://www.googlelunarxprize.o... [googlelunarxprize.org]
AND THEIR STATUS IS WITHDRAWN THEY ARE NOT EVEN PART OF THE COMPETITION ANYMORE

to end with a line dogecoiners would say
Wow, Such Scam

such step (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | about 2 months ago | (#47016747)

much leap

very dogekind

The Lunar Iditarod (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 months ago | (#47019381)

Did anyone else read that as "Lunar Idiotrod?"

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