Dogecoin has seen significant attention in 2021 in tandem with its dramatic value rise. Capitalizing on this rise in consideration, somebody bought a non-fungible token (NFT) of the image on which the Dogecoin (DOGE) cryptocurrency was based mostly. 

“The unique picture that began all of it,” read the outline of the NFT, bought on very.public sale. “This photograph of the Shiba Inu ‘Kabosu’ was taken by her proprietor Atsuko Sato on February thirteenth, 2010,” the outline explains, including:

“After sharing it to her private weblog alongside the collection of different well-known photographs below the title ‘Taking a stroll with Kabosu-chan,’ these photographs went on to kickstart the Doge meme and have circulated the online ever since — none extra iconic than this image.”

The NFT was minted by a person named @kabosumama on Could 31, in keeping with the public sale website. The primary bid landed on June 8 from a person keen to pay 6.5 Ethereum (ETH) for the piece. Bidding escalated from there. The profitable bid of 1,696.90 ETH — over $4M at time of publication — was wagered on June 11.

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Topping above $0.70 per coin, Dogecoin’s price has risen substantially in 2021. The asset, nonetheless, has fallen notably since then, according to the remainder of the crypto market lately, buying and selling at roughly $0.31 as of time of publication.

Elon Musk, the self-proclaimed CEO of Dogecoin, has posted a number of Dogecoin-related tweets in latest months. Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus created the asset in 2013 as a meme-based crypto parody.