DogeCoin Community Raising Money for Jamaican Bobsleigh Team

DogeCoin, the coin created with inspiration from the popular meme, is currently 8th most valuable cryptocurrency based on its current market value. But despite this, the coin is more well known to not care so much about making a profit, but more about having some fun and provide a community feel.

Now the community behind DogeCoin has found a new goal to work together on – Get the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. The community has started a charity to help the Jamaican team reach their goal and is reaching out to the community to get all the help they can.

The Jamaican bobsleigh team became famous in 1988, when they qualified to the winter Olympics in Calgary for the very first time, which later turned into the classic move Cool Runnings. Today it is not a four man bobsleigh team, but instead a two man team that has qualified to the winter Olympics in Sochi and the team has made it so far by financing themselves. Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are the two contestants, but they might not go all the way to the winter Olympics as they can finance the trip to Russia themselves.

Now you probably guessed it as this is where the generous DogeCoin community stepped in and started a donation page to help Watts and Dixon get to Russia. By looking at the DogeCoin donation page we can see that there has been donated well over 26 million DogeCoins towards the 2014 Winter Olympic Jamaican Bobsled Team, providing them with an estimated $28,677 with the current market value of the DogeCoin.

The Jamaican team has also created their own donation page where people are more than welcome to make any sort of donation as well, but it looks like the DogeCoin community is the main givers. DogeCoin is well known for attracting generous owners and is the second most tipped cryptocurrency online today.

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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