Canada has long been one of the most supportive countries towards cryptocurrencies, with a number of initiatives and programs which made it easier for Canadians to invest in crypto, as well as set up their own startups in the sector. In another sign of just how crypto-crazy Canadians are at the moment, it is emerging that Kyle Kemper, the half-brother of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is launching a Dogecoin project.
This news emerged at the Bitcoin Miami 2021 event, where Kemper revealed that he is launching a project called the “Million Doge Disco”. This is set to be a combination of Pokemon, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Tamagotchi, the handheld digital pet that was a huge craze back in the 1990s. This project is being run on the Blockv platform, and had already been announced by the company on Twitter. Blockv is an encrypted coin based in Switzerland and is created on the Ethereum blockchain.
Kemper also stated that Dogecoin is a “wonderful intro currency” and he is giving the meme cryptocurrency to children as part of his promotional work at the conference, with over a million Dogecoin tokens being given away in the next few months. Kemper’s announcement came on the same day that Dogecoin fans on social media, colloquially referred to as the “Doge Army,” observed June 9 as “69 Day, but the token failed to reach their target price of $0.69.
The website for this project says that the Million Doge Disco is “a master plan to get the entire world dancing together,” starting with the release of one million augmented reality Disco Doge NFTs all over the world. The Disco Doge NFTS will all contain Dogecoin tokens as well. In addition, with each NFT, you will receive a “Dogeagotchi”, a virtual animal that you have to take care of. Those who take good care of their “pet” will receive all kinds of rewards. “We will also be introducing a ‘Proof Of Partying’ mechanism that encourages everyone everywhere to do only good every day and dance with their Doge to receive Dogecoins,” the site says.
Kemper is also the co-founder of the Swiss Key crypto wallet and card, and therefore has had some experience in the crypto market.