There have been some exciting (and most likely bizzare) developments in the past week and a half in the alternative digital currency world. Unfortunately, in an ecosystem of hundreds of coins, one can only hope to get a taste of what’s happening amid all the activity.
With July underway and the summer of 2014 shaping up to be a big one for digital currency, and alts as well, let’s take a look at a couple of the recent happenings in alt that could have long-term effects on the altcoin movement.
McShibe creator pitches burger design to McDonald’s execs
In May, the dogecoin community entered a series of digital currency-themed burger designs into a contest held by McDonald’s UK. At the time, the most popular entry – the McDogecoin – was removed by administrators, resulting in the production of additional burger designs. One of these was the McShibe, which ultimately was selected for the contest’s final round by the fast food giant.
Earlier this week, the creator of the McShibe traveled to McDonald’s UK corporate offices to prepare the McShibe for presentation and tasting. He detailed the visit on the dogecoin subreddit, describing the process and sharing the McDonald’s UK team’s enthusiasm for both the community and digital currency as a whole.
Speaking with CoinDesk, the he said that several of the participants from McDonald’s had many questions about dogecoin. As well, he said that the McDonald’s UK burger testers enjoyed the taste of the McShibe, and that he felt confident the burger would be selected by McDonald’s for a week-long trial period at select restaurants.
“I rate my chances high as the judges liked the burgers’ taste and the whole community aspect behind the burger. They seemed quite impressed with the power of Internet and I had some of them ask tons of questions about dogecoin, how it works, etc.”
Now, McDonald’s UK will deliberate on the final entries. CoinDesk will provide an update on this story as it develops.
Vertcoin releases stealth address update
- ^ contest (www.coindesk.com)
- ^ subreddit (www.reddit.com)
- ^ recent edition (www.coindesk.com)
- ^ Bitcoin Talk (www.reddit.com)
- ^ According to a report (www.superdataresearch.com)
- ^ launched the public beta (www.morningminerals.com)
- ^ expected to launch (bitcointalk.org)
- ^ Maisie Williams (www.imdb.com)
- ^ Bitcoin Talk (bitcointalk.org)
- ^ [email protected] (www.cloudflare.com)
- ^ All Things Alt (www.coindesk.com)
- ^ dogecoin (www.coindesk.com)
- ^ gaming (www.coindesk.com)
- ^ McDonald’s (www.coindesk.com)
- ^ Vertcoin (www.coindesk.com)