American manufactured meat firm Oscar Mayer is auctioning off a one-of-one pack of “Sizzling Doge Wieners” on Ebay.
The restricted version pack of Dogecoin themed wieners contains 10 sausages and an image of the beloved Shiba Inu canine on the packaging, together with the “money equal” of 10,000 Dogecoin (DOGE).
The public sale is about to shut on Aug. 7 nonetheless the itemizing has been briefly taken down with the agency noting on Twitter at the moment that “you guys actually took this to the moon. The hyperlink is down however shall be up quickly!”
Throughout the preliminary hours of bidding, Redditors within the r/dogecoin neighborhood noticed a bid of $3050 through the public sale. That may look like rather a lot contemplating the “collectors merchandise” has a most shelf lifetime of three months (if saved in a freezer) — and the winner wants to permit “3-5 weeks for supply”. Nevertheless the money worth of 10K DOGE is simply over $2000, in order that’s solely $1050 for the prospect to personal some perishable sizzling “doges”.
You guys actually took this to the moonthe hyperlink is down however shall be up quickly!
— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) August 4, 2021
The public sale is a part of Ebay’s Auctions for Charity, and all the proceeds from the sale will go to the meals financial institution and starvation aid group Feeding America. Oscar Mayer’s profile image on Twitter at present comprises an image of Doge carrying Oscar Mayer shades.
Oscar Mayer’s charity efforts and DOGE-themed advertising and marketing marketing campaign come at a time when the primary memecoin is struggling to recuperate from the crypto downturn which started again in Could. DOGE hit an all time excessive of $0.73 on Could 8 and has since declined by greater than 70% to round 20 cents in keeping with knowledge from CoinGecko.
Whereas the worth of DOGE has struggled of late, one other memecoin backed by a Reddit neighborhood has taken the lead on value. The value r/CryptoCurrency Moons (MOON) cash has elevated by 112% over the previous week, going from $0.16 on July 29 to $0.34 as of at the moment.
Whereas it is price greater than DOGE technically, it’s going to take a monumental shift to formally usurp the throne from DOGE, as MOON had a 24-hour buying and selling quantity of $79,000 in comparison with $931 million for Dogecoin.
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Oscar Mayer joins a protracted checklist of well-liked manufacturers which have jumped on Dogecoin promotional bandwagon. Cointelegraph reported on July 20 that male grooming product producer Axe launched a restricted run of physique spray cans dubbed “Dogecan”.
Different corporations to hitch in on the enjoyable embody Slim Jims, Snickers and Milky Manner, all of which celebrated Doge Day on April 20.