2016/11/15 12:00 PM
Is Rare Pepe the killer app for Bitcoin? In 2009, it would have been hard to imagine that the cryptocurrency’s blockchain could morph into a Disney Land for satirical amphibians. But now Pepe, a frog-based meme created in 2005, has seen resurgence as a card game turned cryptocurrency.
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Rare Pepes, playable as “RarePepePRTY,” a card game reminiscent of Magic: The Gathering, poke fun at the ridiculousness of the hundreds of altcoins on the market, many of which are pre-mined or with non-transparent rules.
The cards have grown in popularity as recent global events send electrical shocks through our collective cultural waves, sparking imagination channeled through rarer and rarer Pepes, each of which has a limited amount in circulation and are traded online.
Remarkably, despite their silly nature, Pepes have even been turned into Counterparty assets, now able to be traded on the Bitcoin…