Can Dogecoin get any more fun? I mean, seriously, have you played their Doges in Space game? Or taken a peek at their image page? As I’m writing this, I know 700 shibes are gathering in San Francisco revving up for Dogecon SF. To answer my first question – yes, they can get more fun.
That’s right, the Doge has entered the
geocaching terrain. Geocaching was blew up as a world-wide phenomenon in May
2000 when GPS users would hide a “stash” at any point in the world, making
others use their devices to find its exact coordinates and unearth their prize.
This stash usually consists of a logbook and perhaps a small personal gift from
Fast forward 14 years, and the Shibes have created their own version. Four high school students from New Jersey conceived the Dogecache app for NYC Tech Day, the world’s largest event for tech startups which includes over 400 exhibitors.
The Dogecache app takes the principle of geocaching except users leave behind dogecoins to find. Instead of leaving behind certain coordinates, stashers simply “drop” coins at a certain location. Shibes hunting down the coins basically walk around looking at their smart phones until they come into range of a stash and pick them up. The larger the amount you leave behind, the larger the search radius. And no picking up your own dogecoins!
Dogecache’s interface is an overhead Google map and “acts more like a Foursquare check-in.”
Dogecoin isn’t the first digital currency
to make its own version of geocaching. Bitcaching was conceived in 2011
and is similar to geocaching, except instead of a logbook, treasure hunters find
a one-sided BIT cache.
So what do you think about the Dogecache concept? Weak attempt at bringing a new generation of geocachers into the game? Or a fun spin on the concept? Or does it matter? I mean, shibes already did their take on Flappy Birds. This writer highly doubts they care about what the haters have to say.