Between the Bitcoin theme super-broadcaster events and grimacing Branded NFT, those in the crypto community have set the bar high to devise the worst ways to peddle the currency of their choice. But this week, the creators of an Elon Musk-themed cryptocurrency dubbed the “Elon Goat Token” (yes, that’s in fact what is it called) came up with a promotional campaign that could have exploded these other ideas. It’s a statue of Elon Musk’s expressionless face on a goat body, and it looks … exactly as you would think.
“At every crucial moment in human history, a magnum opus, or masterpiece, has captured the essence of that period. Think of the great pyramids of Giza. The statue of David. Guernica by Picasso ”, we read a 12-page white paper explaining the design of the new currency.
“The world is now on the brink of the greatest wealth transfer in all of its history,” the manifesto continues. “What better way to enshrine the start of this blazing new era, than to do so by celebrating the degenerates involved, alongside the most innovative man of the 21st century, Elon Musk?” See:
Whatever your feelings about Elon Musk, the goats, or the word “innovation,” you can’t deny that the statue is unsettling to say the least. Maybe it’s the goat horns. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s piloting a rocket that appears to be actively electrocuting him. Perhaps this is because, as the brief describes, the Elon Goat team intends to hook up the over 30-foot-long statue to a Tesla and drive the thing to the automaker’s headquarters. in Austin, TX, “for Musk and the world to admire.” You can watch the promo clip below and draw your own conclusions:
A Motherboard maintenance with one of the crypto developers, Ashley Sansalone, revealed that the idea for this horrible human-goat hybrid actually came during a consultation call at 3:30 a.m., which, yes, could explain some things. The guy on the other end of the phone apparently pitched the idea for an NFT series featuring a Goat Musk. Sansalone, to his credit, told the POS that he didn’t want to waste time pumping out thousands of NFTs that would be “unnecessary for [him], personally.”
Apparently making “a huge goat” (his words) just made more sense. And after researching the logistics, Sansalone came to the conclusion that the easiest way to build this massive goat would be inside and on a trailer, a tactic that would allow his team to bypass regulations and laws in the area. zoning to which it would otherwise have to comply. This, in turn, sparked the idea of harnessing this huge goat to the back of a Tesla, taking it on a tour of the country, and dropping it off on Elon Musk’s doorstep where he’ll, presumably… tweet about it, since it’s a little his specialty.
Sansalone noted in the interview that he had already deposited a solid $ 20,000 on an exterior designer to start working on the project, and that designer, in turn, has chronicled his goat adventures. on Instagram. Sansalone said he expected the statue to be completed in “less than four months” and will cost him around $ 500,000 after all. But if this debacle lands Elon Goat on his namesake’s Twitter feed, which has been seen sting alone the prices of other cryptos in the past, so maybe that price is worth it.