In December of 2013, Dogecoin took the crypto-community by storm, tethering a popular meme to an altcoin. This year, Rare Pepe assets are bringing the meme enthusiasm back, and Pepes are in high demand.
What Happens When You Mix Rare Pepe Assets With Blockchain Technology
Pepe the Frog is a very popular meme created by Matt Furie in 2005. Over time, Furie’s drawing has gained significant virality. The meme is consistently shared throughout Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and 4chan, becoming one of the most trendy memes to date. Now, thanks to the Bitcoin and Counterparty communities, people can trade and own the first truly rare Pepes.
Rare Pepes are cards depicting the infamous frog, traded as XCP assets over the Bitcoin blockchain much like Spells of Genesis cards. Since the inception of the Rare Pepe series, the community has grown. For instance, there is a Rare Pepe Wallet where people can collect the series. The frog cards are voted on by the Rare Pepe foundation and artwork has to be extremely dank. The wallet is a browser client that can hold the entire series of Pepes collected. When initiating a Rare Pepe Wallet, users are given a seed phrase just in case they lose their precious Pepe momentos.
Additionally, since the cards’ inception, Rare Pepes have been released weekly to the general public and the creators also deployed an airdrop. Currently, there are two series of the official cards and users can visualize these rarities while surfing the Rare Pepe Directory. Some Rare Pepes in existence include the Ponzi Pepe, Ether Pepe, the Nakamoto card, the Shitcoin card, Junseth Pepe, and much more. This morning I logged onto the Rare Pepe browser wallet and got an address to hold my Pepes. A friend of mine sent me two Still P.E.P.E cards to start my collection.
The ‘My Rare Pepe’ Community & Foundation
The Rare Pepe community also has a very active trading group channel on Telegram where users are discussing the Pepe ecosystem. People visiting the channel can converse about the progress of Rare Pepes, and show off their artwork. At the My Rare Pepe blog, people can find out the latest news surrounding the Pepe landscape. The Rare Pepe card creators explain their mission on the website’s colorful interface:
“We at My Rare Pepe are dedicated to bringing you the rarest and most beautiful Pepe cards on the internet. We were the first to link Pepes and cryptography to bring you the first truly rare pepes secured by the Bitcoin blockchain.”
On October 4, YouTube show Coin Interview hosted Episode 23: “RarePepe with Theo Goodman.” Goodman is a Rare Pepe foundation member. He explains how the Rare Pepe idea got started and how cards must be certified by the Rare Pepe Foundation. When asked by the Coin Interview hosts what Rare Pepe blockchain assets were all about, Goodman explains the philosophy:
Rare Pepe blockchain trading cards is all about free speech, and the freedom, and the power of the blockchain to empower everyone to get Rare Pepes. So you might have heard from the Anti-Defamation League that Rare Pepes are hate speech. But through the power of the blockchain, they are immutable. So we are able to have our free speech as we want. Also, it shows that the blockchain and these assets have use.
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The Rare Pepe community continues to grow, and the digital asset environment also has its own Pepe cash. The Pepe cash card was airdropped into the wallets of those who owned three specific cards. Alongside this, unlike OneCoin, Pepe Cash is listed on CoinMarketCap.com. At press time one Pepe Cash is worth 0.00000012 BTC, and is up 18 percent over the past 24 hours.
The Rare Pepe blockchain phenomenon seems to be growing particularly fast, and mass adoption could soon be on the horizon. Blockchain technology has mobilized the freedom of speech and the dankest of memes created on the web. As the blockchain-based Rare Pepe community grows, there seems to be no limits to this meme-protocol’s potential.
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Images via MyRarePepe.com, and Buzzfeed
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