The dogecoin subreddit raised $30,000 for the Jamaican bobsled team to go to the Olympics.
Follow the thread here. Olympic Wow.
Dogecoin is a crypto-currency, based on a combination of bitcoin, the popular digital money, and Doge, the internet meme that superimposes broken English written in Comic Sans onto pictures of Shiba Inu dogs.
On Sunday, news broke that the team had qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2002. The two-man sled will be piloted by Winston Watt, a 46-year-old Jamaican-American who also competed in 2002, with Marvin Dixon as the brakeman.
But Watt revealed that, even after putting his own money up to fly the team to his training session, there wasn’t enough money to send the two to Russia. As a result, he turned to donations, launching a PayPal account to pay for the estimated $40,000.