Dogecoin has reached the Premier League, the first football division in England. Players from Watford FC, which was promoted to the richest league on the planet this year, will wear a dogecoin logo on their sleeves for the 2021/22 season, The Athletic reported.
The initiative is part of a sponsorship agreement with the gambling company Stake.com. The amount? Just a million dollars for the team, according to the report.
Watford, which is based in North London, is no stranger to the world of cryptocurrencies. For a time he sported a bitcoin logo on his jerseys as part of a sponsorship deal with Sportsbet.io for the 2019/20 Premier League season, in which the team was relegated.
And why do we care about Watford? Easy, the Chilean defender Francisco Sierralta plays and one of his best known fans is none other than Elton John.
How did dogecoin start?
The cryptocurrency began as a joke on December 6, 2013. Billy Markus, an IBM programmer from Portland, set out to differentiate his – then anonymous – creation from bitcoin, opening it up to the masses.
Markus sought help for this strange adventure and found a partner who shared his “madness”. Jackson Palmer, who worked for Adobe, bought the domain dogecoin.com, a nod to the “doge” meme that was very popular at the time.
The site refers to the origin: their Shiba Inu mascot is the first image on the page, imitating the inspirational meme. “Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer digital currency that is favored by Shiba Inus around the world,” it says on its page.