Tiger King's Carole Baskin launches $CAT cryptocurrency and NFTs
What would Joe Exotic think?
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Tiger King cat lady Carole Baskin has launched her own cryptocurrency, with NFTs on the way. Why? Because 2021, that's why.
The new digital currency is called $CAT. It's described as a "fan token" for people to buy merchandise or online experiences from Baskin's Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary. Prices start at $5.
Baskin is best known as the subject of notorious zoo owner Joe Exotic's vendetta, chronicled in the smash hit Netflix documentary Tiger King. Exotic is currently in prison after being found guilty of attempting to murder Baskin. In March his lawyers objected to his former partner Jeff Lowe, also seen in the Netflix series, selling a Tiger King NFT.