Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer’s 2013 joke is taking on “space proportions.” Companies could soon send their brand into orbit for a few DOGEs.
Selfie and space advertising: pixels for sale
SpaceX, the astronautics and spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk, is collaborating with the Canadian company Geometric Energy Corporation to launch the CubeSat satellite into orbit. The CubeSat is equipped with a selfie pole and a pixelated screen that can be used to display advertisements, logos and more.
The CubeSat will be launched into orbit by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. Once the satellite is released into space, the selfie pole will capture images from the screen to stream live on Youtube or Twitch. According to Geometric Energy Corporation co-founder and CEO Samuel Reid, the CubeSat is expected to launch in early 2022.
Dogecoin to the moon: soon a reality
Advertisers will soon be able to buy in cryptocurrencies, tokens to reserve pixels on the screen, and thus display their ads. The Geometric Energy Corporation hopes to be able to accept payments in Dogecoin in the future for the purchase of space ads. Elon Musk had already hinted in a tweet on May 10, 2021, that he would be sending Dogecoin to the moon – literally and figuratively since the billionaire has been pummeling the DOGE with tweets for years.
Five tokens will be issued for ad purchases: the Beta for X coordinates, the Rhoe for Y coordinates, the Gamma for brightness, the Kappa for color, and XI for time. Reid did not, however, reveal the price of a CubeSat token.
Geometric Energy Corporation is used to dealing with Dogecoin as part of its collaborations with SpaceX. It had paid Elon Musk’s company entirely in Dogecoin to reserve a spot for its satellite on the upcoming space mission called Doge-1.
Dogecoin is being used in all sorts of ways: as an advertisement in space, as a Burger King in Brazil. Elon Musk didn’t found Dogecoin, but by taking it under his wing, he’s bringing crypto-toutou into a universe whose logic is difficult for the average person to understand. It remains to be seen whether Doge-1 will finally succeed in propelling Dogecoin above the $1 mark?