Had he lived, rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard (né Russell Tyrone Jones) would have turned 50 last week. A founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan who died in 2004 of a drug overdose, O.D.B. lives on in the popular imagination through his music and tales of his incorrigible behavior. And now, O.D.B. may live forever in digital form courtesy of a new cryptocurrency, ODBCoin, whose crowdsale begins December 1. The coin, officially licensed by O.D.B.’s estate, will trade on the forthcoming AltMarket crypto exchange. Holders will have access to yet-to-be-announced exclusives; profits will go to the O.D.B. estate and help fund the hip-hop career of O.D.B’s first-born son, Young Dirty Bastard (né Barson Unique Jones).
BREAKER recently spoke to Young Dirty and AltMarket CEO Bryce Weiner about what to expect from the ODBCoin—and why it’s the only cryptocurrency with “soul.”