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Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' launches cat-themed crypto coin
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Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' launches cat-themed crypto coin

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"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" star John Cameron Mitchell has been cast as Joe Exotic in a new series based on the life of the "Tiger King" star.

"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin is "purring like a bobcat rolling in catnip" after launching her own cryptocurrency.

Baskin's new digital currency, called $CAT, allows fans to buy merchandise or online experiences from Baskin's Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary in Tampa, Fla., starting at five dollars.

"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," read a statement on the Big Cat Rescue website.

"Our new $CAT coin is not a currency for investment," she said, "but rather is a purr-ency of our fans to show their love for the cats."

Carole Baskin

"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin is "purring like a bobcat rolling in catnip" after launching her own cryptocurrency.

Big Cat Rescue says it will also launch non-fungible tokens in two weeks, and "future plans include a big cat metaverse for virtual visits with the cats."

Baskin and her sanctuary were chronicled in the "Netflix" documentary "Tiger King."

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