The Doshi project is the first of a multi chapter adventure storyline combining the two historic meme coins Doge and Shiba Inu. Doshi is all encompassing, providing a play to earn game, designed for users to play, experience, explore, and monetize their content with others who are not in the same physical space, powered by the Ethereum blockchain.
Meme & Dog Coins started back in 1976. An evolutionary biologist named Richard Dawkins coined the word ‘meme’ in his book. Dawkins defined a ‘meme’ as an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. Years later, the rise of the internet and the formation of a culture around it would see the phrase reappropriated to describe a piece of media, often humorous, that spreads virally.
The prolific nature of the internet meme was apparent by the year 2010, when a Japanese kindergarten teacher, Atsuko Sato, posted several images of her Shiba Inu dog, Kabosu, to her personal Tumblr blog. One image in particular featured Kabosu sitting on a couch while glaring sideways at the camera with raised eyebrows. By the year 2013, the image of Kabosu had gained both viral fame and the attention of IBM and Adobe software engineers, Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. These engineers would use the image to become the face of their so called payment system.
Doge is widely regarded as the first ‘dog coin.’ Dogecoin remained dormant until the year 2020, when it skyrocketed after supporters on TikTok and Reddit forced it into the mainstream spotlight, and aided by Elon Musk, of course. Shiba Inu quickly galvanized communities around blockchain technology and inspired some of the most popular non-fungible token collections, paving the path for blockchain to become a key component of metaverse implementations.