The infamous Joseph Maldonado, aka â€œJoe Exotic,â€ from the docuseries â€œTiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,â€ has launched his own Ethereum-based token. According to the website tiger-king.org, the project will also feature non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the proceeds from NFT sales will go toward helping Joe Exoticâ€™s legal defense team and tiger rescue funding.
â€˜Tiger Kingâ€™ Joe Exotic Launches an ERC20 Token
The costar of the docuseries â€œTiger Kingâ€ has announced the launch of a new crypto asset called â€œTKING,â€ according to the reality series starâ€™s official Twitter account. Bitcoin.com News reported on the popular docuseries last year when it was discovered that Joe Exoticâ€™s costar Carole Baskin accepted bitcoin donations for Big Cat Rescue. Now Exotic â€œis back,â€ according to the website tiger-king.org and whoever developed an ERC20 token for him has minted a trillion TKING tokens.
â€œThe legend of Joe Exotic has launched on the Ethereum blockchain! The man the world learned to call Tiger King from the hit Netflix documentary is back, this time as a digital currency,â€ the website notes. â€œThe developers are thrilled to present Joeâ€™s official cryptocurrency to the global public, endorsed by the man himself.â€
Out of the trillion tokens, developers claim to have burnt 35% of the token supply. The development team also details that TKING tokens are â€œdeflationaryâ€ by design as thereâ€™s a â€œ2% burn rate on every transaction.â€ The website states:
Tiger King Received a Percentage of the Tokenâ€™s Stealth Launch, Exoticâ€™s Arch-Nemesis Carole Baskin Launches CAT Token First
According to the announcement Joe owns a percentage of TKING tokens and received them during the â€œstealth launch of the coin.â€ The website insists that â€œevery buy will increase the value of his bag.â€
Interestingly, Exoticâ€™s costar Carole Baskin launched a cryptocurrency first and announced the project during the first week of May. Fox 13 News asked Baskin that because she is so well known that maybe a â€œmajor exchangeâ€ might list her CAT token.
â€œIâ€™m being told by people in the industry that it could with its name recognition, and the fact that people love cats so much, and thereâ€™s so much buzz, but thatâ€™s not what it is right now,â€ Baskin explained during her interview.
Of course, the website tiger-king.org also mentions Exoticâ€™s arch-nemesis Baskin.
â€œWe will never let Carole win,â€ the TKING team insists. â€œFind your inner Tiger as Joe, $TKING, and his legal team stage the comeback of the century. We will land the first tiger on the moon to free Joe. Team Joe for the win!â€
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