Dogecoin (DOGEadvocate and media personality Snoop Dogg has said he hopes to release his own cryptocurrency in the future.
In a Vanity Fair interview released Friday, Snoop said its recent non-replaceable token, or NFT, offering via Crypto.com probably won’t be his only contribution to the crypto space. Citing parallels between Dogecoin and its own professional name, the rapper said journalist Nick Bilton was “damn right” in predicting a Snoopcoin or Doggcoin one day.
“Is dogg comparable to doge?” Snoop asked.
The entertainment icon already has its own version of tokens as NFTs through Crypto.com, although the offering is a tokenized version of artwork with “Snoop Dogge coins” rather than a real cryptocurrency. The NFTs have a picture of a dog on one side of three gold coins and a recording of Snoop saying he’s “all over that Snoop Dogge Coins, dog”. At the time of publication, users have purchased approximately 3,000 editions of the NFT.
– Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) April 3, 2021
Along with billionaire Elon Musk and Kiss’ Gene Simmons, Snoop was one of the prominent figures promoting DOGE via memes and pro-crypto statements on social media. The listings may have contributed to the token price hitting a record high of $ 0.08 in February, although it has since fallen to $ 0.06.
However, Snoop seems optimistic about Bitcoin (BTC) also. He told Vanity Fair he didn’t see the coin as a fad that would likely disappear once the pandemic is over.
“I believe in [Bitcoin], ”Said Snoop. “I believe in the technology and I believe in the global connection it creates. I’m not so much preoccupied with the value of the coin as I’ve been around long enough to see things go up and down, and I know it’s here to stay. “
At the time of publication, the BTC price is $ 57,910, down 1.5% in the last 24 hours.