Because what else should you use shitcoins for?
There’s this cryptocoin based on a dog, with the dog’s face on the coin. It’s dogecoin, of course. Such currency, very wow! This internet joke is agin rapidly, but the coin it (for whatever reason) spawned is still very much alive. It most commonly sees use in tipping in online communities. Be that tips for good contributions, funny comments or helpful responses.
Note, dogecoin isn’t worth much. Actually, it’s barely worth anything. Other than the rare spike, it remains mostly a low-value currency. I think that’s precisely what makes it such a good fit for online tipping. You can throw a thousand dogecoin at someone, and it won’t set you back more than a Dollar or two.
Of course, tipping an equivalent amount of Bitcoin feels much more real, but also much more serious. You want to maintain that lightheartedness if people are to use it with high frequency.
We’re at the point where we’re sending digital money to digital strangers. The future truly is now.