Doge Statue Stares Down Wall Street’s Charging Bull

Key Takeaways

  • A Shiba Inu statue has been placed in front of Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull statue as a challenge to traditional finance.
  • The statue was placed on May 8 by its owner. Dogecoin creator Billy Markus drew further attention to the statue today.
  • Despite Dogecoin’s rapid rise in value over the past year, some fear that the coin’s success is not sustainable.

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A Shiba Inu statue representing Dogecoin has been placed in front of Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull statue, according to reports.

Dogecoin Creator Draws Attention

Dogecoin creator Billy Markus drew attention to the statue today, expressing surprise over the fact the statue was real and not merely a photoshopped image of Dogecoin’s chosen mascot.

“Wait, this is real,” Markus wrote. “I saw pictures of this before but I didn’t know what I was looking at, but someone actually put a $DOGE statue across from the Wall Street bull in NY. That’s just fantastic.”

Via Camilo on Twitter

A Twitter user who goes by Camilo took credit for placing the statue. His feed shows that the statue has been in place since May 8 and presents the Shiba Inu dog from a variety of angles.

Attached to the statue is a dog tag that reads “Address: The Moon, Fate Loves Irony, 05/08/21, NYC.”  “The moon” refers to Dogecoin’s astronomical 20,700% rise in value over the past year. Meanwhile, “Fate Loves Irony” is a catchprase often used by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has played a key role in promoting Dogecoin.

It is not clear how long the statue will remain before it is removed by law enforcement or transferred to a different location by the owner.

Dogecoin as the Underdog

The statue’s placement is an apparent political statement about cryptocurrency’s capacity to combat the restrictions of traditional finance. It is similar in concept to Fearless Girl, another statue that was placed in front of the Charging Bull in 2017.

Though the Charging Bull statue represents big banks,…

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