Doubloons have taken TikTok, but the trend is still confusing a lot of people. Does it have an official website?

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, doubloons are a virtual currency that people are collecting and trading on TikTok.

The imaginary money isn’t actually real and internet users are just role-playing, but the silly internet meme has gone viral on the app.

People are collecting the fictional coins, putting them in a bank, using them to buy things and even getting in debt – and the coins are given to you by a cat.

The whole thing is pretty bizarre, but it’s entertaining internet users nonetheless. So, how do you join in? Is there a website? Read on to find out…

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Is there an official doubloons website?

No, there isn’t an official website and doubloons isn’t an online game you can play. The whole thing is entirely fictional and based on TikTok.

You receive the coins when you are given them in a video on your For You Page. A cat appears and says “hello traveller” before gifting you a certain number of coins.

The feline can also charge you for items and deduct doubloons, and the clips are usually set to the soundtrack from the video game My Singing Monsters.

Social media users are putting the coins they have in a ‘bank’, which essentially just means keeping a record of how many you have.

People are doing this on their phone notes or even in a spreadsheet, but there’s no official site and the whole trend is open to interpretation.

After that, you can use your coins to trade with other TikTok users and buy imaginary items, but be careful not to get into doubloon debt.

TikTok user creates doubloons site

One TikTok user called @_swiggy24 has created their own doubloons website but it is yet to go viral on the video app.

The new Google site is called Dablooned and has different sections like Financial, Lottery, Wallet, Emporium and Gifting.

There is even a label that says Doubloonia Housing Market and Bank of Doubloonia, but the site is still a work in progress right now.

It seems like once done, it could be a great place to keep count of your coins, but the features aren’t actually working yet.

Doubloons vs dabloons

If you’ve seen people on TikTok talking about dabloons, it’s exactly the same thing, people just have two ways of spelling the currency.

On TikTok, the currency is entirely fictional, but it’s actually based on real gold Spanish coins called Doubloons that were made of 6.766 grams of 22-karat gold.

They were made in Spain and used across modern-day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela in the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Doubloons were carried on ships across the Caribbean and traded for products like silks and spices. One doubloon was worth around four Spanish dollars or 32 reales.

The coins are also associated with pirates who used to attack the Spanish ships and steal the gold doubloons.

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