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A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire: An Update

The Daily

The New York Times

News, Daily News

4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 29 December 2021

⏱️ 35 minutes

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This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran. This episode contains strong language. Dogecoin started out as a kind of inside joke in the world of cryptocurrency. However, earlier this year, it quickly became, for some, a very serious path to wealth. Today, we return to the unlikely story of a 33-year-old who bought the cryptocurrency and became a millionaire in the process, to see what he has lost or gained in the time since. Guest: Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times.

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This week the daily is revisiting some of our favourite episodes of the year and hearing

0:39.7

what's happened in the time since they first ran.

0:42.7

Today we return to the unlikely story of a 33 year old who bought a cryptocurrency intended

0:49.3

to be a meme and became a millionaire in the process to find out what he's lost or gained

0:56.1

in the time since.

0:58.0

It's Wednesday, December 29th.

1:05.2

So Kevin the last time we spoke with you, you had quite improbably made $750,000 by selling

1:14.2

a picture of your column in the form of a non-fundable token.

1:18.2

So what have you been up to since then?

1:22.9

Well quick update, the value of cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in the time since that episode.

1:29.6

So the NFT that I sold is actually now worth about $1.4 million.

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