Carole Baskin has officially created her own cryptocurrency. And it’s called: $cat.

Why has she entered into the crypto realm? As per NME, she said, “I’m investigating cryptocurrencies because I am concerned about the volume of US dollars that are being printed and distributed with nothing to back them up.”

Baskin continued, “Our new $CAT coin is not a currency for investment but rather is a purr-ency of our fans to show their love for the cats.”

The Tiger King star took to Twitter to announce her project in the most Baskin of tweets. “I’m purring like a bobcat rolling in catnip because we just launched $cat on Rocketing up to #35 out of 117 & thinking of ways to reward those who join our “pride” of big cat lovers! Learn more at

Obviously with an announcement like this, you could probably assume that the tweet replies are going to be pretty good value. And turns out there was a small handful that actually were.

One user said: “Actually what the hell am I looking at. This is just actually sad. This is the biggest joke I’ve seen on social media in years”

Another one wrote: “Did she really call this crypto “Scat”….. scat noun (1) Definition of scat (Entry 2 of 5) : an animal fecal dropping”

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And another: “$cat is a fitting name for your shitcoin.”

In other Tiger King related news, Louis Theroux’s follow-up documentary, Shooting Joe Exotic, to the original Netflix series aired, showing never before seen footage and old interviews from ten years ago. As per its description: “This 90-minute special sees Louis Theroux travel to America to investigate the story of a man who has become one of the most controversial and captivating icons of recent times: the gun-toting, self-described ‘gay hillbilly’ and ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic.”

In an interview with Metro, Baskin commented on the doco, saying, “I think Louis Theroux handled the subject with thoughtfulness and a self reflection that showed his sincere desire to understand. My phone isn’t ringing off the hook with death threats and obscenities so I think BBC viewers may be doing a bit of soul searching as well.”

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