PleasrHouse: A group of DeFi leaders, NFT collectors, and digital artists established PleasrDAO as a platform during the NFT boom in 2021.
The collective has changed since then.
It is now an art collecting empire that has assembled the most recognizable and varied collection of works of art.
To give potential buyers the chance to win the sofa from the original doge meme, PleasrHouse will hold a 24-hour NFT auction for their latest episode.
A new trend
10,000 pixelated feet were the highest selling NFTs on OpenSea last month, temporarily surpassing Bored Ape Yacht Club and other NFT mainstays.
The mundane is auctioned off in the same way at the PleasrHouse auction.
On February 8th, they will broadcast the auction together with special guests, including the original photographer Atsuko Sato.
The renowned Shiba Inu Kabosu will also participate.
The group views the episode’s Open Edition NFT drop as a method to pay tribute to Kabosu and help charitable causes.
In a statement, Tridog, a leader of the Own the Doge and PleasrDAO communities, claimed that Kabosu’s illness last month was the reason behind the couch sale.
The group came together with several others to assist Atsuko and Kabosu with their medical debt.
The original couch from the 2010 Kabosu photograph will be offered for auction, according to a PleasrDAO announcement.
The winner will get an NFT straight away and have the chance of claiming the couch from Sato.
People who aren’t ready to place a bid to purchase the couch may still own a portion through Own the Doge’s fractionalized image, according to Chris Eberle, the head of marketing at PleasrDAO.
In an effort to purchase an NFT from digital artist Emily “pplpleasr” Yang, who also served as the name inspiration, PleasrDAO was founded in 2021.
They introduced PleasrHouse in January to coincide with the creation of political activist Daniel Ellsberg’s and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s Ethereum NFT.
The “Wouldn’t You Go to Prison to Help End This War?” project celebrated the 1971 publication of Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers.
During a PleasrHouse live stream, it was put up for auction.
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“This whole format – an NFT auction during a live streaming talk show with folks chatting with thor ENS as their chat handles – is an experiment,” said Eberle.
“We’re learning as we go.”
The Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Daniel Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy both received donations afterwards.
“Episode 01 of PleasrHouse was a success,” said Eberle.
“Feeback on the product, the content, and the caliber of our guests was overwhelmingly positive, and we know crypto Twitter will tell you when they don’t like something.”
The Doge couch
The photo was purchased and thereafter fractionalized by PleasrDAO.
Since then, Atsuko Sato and Own the Doge have developed a partnership through which she has raised money for her favorite animal and children’s charities.
The organization claims that the couch auction will continue their mission.
“When we fractionalized the NFT, we started the Own the Doge (OTD) community, who has developed a very strong relationship with Atsuko,” said Eberle.
“The Do Only Good Everyday ethos from dogecoiners really resonates with Atusko, and the OTD community has donated $2m+ to charities.”
“$1m of those donations went to Save the Children, and is their largest crypto donation to date.”
As a prank, Jackson Palmer accidently invented the first “meme coin” in 2013 when he launched Dogecoin.
It was a parody of the Shiba Inu “doge” meme.
A photo taken by Japanese kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato served as the inspiration for the doge meme.
Despite the project’s success, Palmer departed Dogecoin in 2015.
He is now regarded as one of the most outspoken detractors of cryptocurrencies.
From its humble beginnings as a meme coin, Dogecoin has grown into one of the industry’s biggest names.
2020 saw it acquire more traction once Tesla owner Elon Musk began to support it.
In today’s market, Dogecoin consistently ranks among the top 10 cryptocurrencies.
Behind Bitcoin, it is the second-largest proof-of-work blockchain.
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