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“I say keep an open mind when it comes to the Doge and Doge-consciousness,” Kyle Kemper stated.
The major crypto news out of Miami this weekend may have been Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s decision to make Bitcoin (BTC) legal cash, but another individual close to a world leader made his own impact by backing Dogecoin (DOGE).
In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph at the Bitcoin 2021 conference, Kyle Kemper, the 37-year-old half brother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — resplendent in a banana costume — said he was launching a Dogecoin project. The initiative, called the “Million Doge Disco,” is — according to Kemper — a combination of the smartphone game Pokemon Go, the popular 1990s digital pet craze Tamagotchi and nonfungible tokens (NFTs).
“There are honestly DOGE floating around us,” said Kemper, gesturing with his hand around the conference floor. “I suggest that you perhaps switch some crypto into some DOGE for the pure reason to give it away.”
The DOGE fanatic, who has been an ardent Bitcoin and crypto supporter, went on to add that the meme-based cryptocurrency was likely more enticing to youngsters than BTC. He was “giving the kids Dogecoin” through stickers with addresses as part of his promotional effort during the conference:
“DOGE is a wonderful intro currency, so it’s really easy for kids to get started with DOGE. […] I say keep an open mind toward the Doge and Doge-consciousness.”
Kemper also equated Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin, to Jesus, claiming he was “no longer with us but that he walked on water” and that he may “one day, perhaps,” return from the grave to meet people in crypto.
When challenged about the timing for Satoshi’s theoretical comeback, Kemper repeatedly answered, “Not yet.” “No, not yet.”