Posted: January 2, 2015
First of all this: The Foundation has continued to be rather quiet, as several Shibes have noticed, not because we want it to be, but because the legal situation with regard to cryptocurrency (charities) in the US is currently complicated. Among other things, this means that we cannot properly help with fundraisers, because the recent FinCEN rulings make it very likely that this would make the Foundation a money service business, with all that it implies in terms of licenses and compliance costs.
In a sense, this scrutiny which the Dogecoin Foundation and other cryptocurrency organisations are facing... Read more
Posted: October 22, 2014
Dogecoin sets itself apart from other digital currencies through its amazing, vibrant community made up of people from all walks of life.
Our currency, which isn't even a year old, has brought us all together and has helped us achieve amazing and fun things: sending disadvantaged athletes to the Olympics, helping ones in need, seeing Doge's likeness whiz around the Talladega Speedway on national TV.
One significant threat to the continued prosperity of digital currencies like Dogecoin and their immense potential for community building and action is the proposed NYDFS BitLicense regulation. In order to address this, the... Read more
Posted: October 4, 2014
We hope everyone had a happy halvening and we'd like to share some news with you.
First off, we've uploaded the Foundation Bylaws and they are now available as PDF here.
We have successfully applied for an additional extension of two months for opposition of UltraPro's trademark registration of "Doge". The second extension was needed because we were close to the first extension deadline and research was still being done on similar cases and how best to approach it. We initially filed for the first extension at the last minute because there was no opposition recorded and,... Read more
Posted: September 17, 2014
It's been a long time coming, and there haven't been a whole lot of updates, but we finally do have some good things to share with you.
However, let's begin by addressing the elephant in the room: what's been the hold up?
In short: Our daily lives. Time zones. Wanting things to be perfect.
We all have been incredibly busy, either with Dogecoin-related projects or just at our regular work and so getting everyone together in one room was sometimes difficult.
A lot of time was spent with things that were really only interesting to lawyers: reviewing and... Read more
Posted: July 1, 2014
Dear fellow Shibes,
After a good solid month of hard work and effort on our behalf and yours, it is with great pleasure that we get to stand here today and announce the formation of your new Dogecoin Foundation!
This first group of temporary board members has been put in place to help ensure that our Foundation has a solid base and ensure a smooth transition to a proper leadership election within the next 3 months.
The people who have stepped forward to help oversee this transition are Shibes that many of you will know very well in this community.... Read more