PleasrHouse Auctioning Couch From Original Doge Meme - Decrypt

PleasrHouse Auctioning Couch From Original Doge Meme – Decrypt

Degens and lovers of internet memes, this one is for you.

On Thursday, PleasrDAO announced that the next episode of PleasrHouse will be all about the doge. Beginning February 7, 2023, PleasrHouse will host a 24-hour NFT auction that will give the winner ownership of the couch from the original doge meme. Yes, the couch.

NFTs related to oddities and curiosities are not new. In January 2023, a collection of 10,000 pixelated feet topped the charts on OpenSea. Feetpix (or briefly soared ahead of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and other blue-chip NFT staples to become the 5th most-traded collection on the NFT marketplace when it launched.

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are digital collectibles showing proof of digital assets’ ownership, including videos, music, memberships, and physical items, including shoes, bathroom access at Mardi Gras, and even underwear.

The PleasrHouse episode will stream live on February 8 at 7: 30 pm ET and will feature guests, original photographer Atsuko Sato, and Kabosu, Shiba Inu from the iconic internet meme. The episode will also feature an Open Edition NFT drop that the group says will further honor Kabosu and support charity.

PleasrDAO member and Own the Doge community lead “Tridog” said in a statement the idea to auction the couch came when 17-year-old Kabosu got sick in January 2023, and the group and others banded together to help Atsuko/Kabosu with medical bills.

According to PleasrDAO, the auction will be the original couch pictured in the 2010 photo of Kabosu. The auction winner will immediately receive an NFT, which includes the right to claim the actual couch from Sato. Eberle explains that those not ready to bid to own the couch outright can still own a piece of the meme through the fractionalized photo with Own The Doge.

Launched in March 2021 and named in honor of digital artist Emily “pplpleasr” Yang, PleasrDAO was initially formed to b