cryptos in wonderland
dogecoin ( doge): in 2013, a Shiba inu meme with broken-english captions went viral. dogecoin, originally issued as a joke currency, has been a coin-market star. today it has a $280 million market cap, and it has already sponsored nasdaq race cars and water wells in africa, plus sent the Jamaican bobsled team to the Winter olympics.
mooncoin ( moon): mooncoin sits on the new mooncoin blockchain and aims to revolutionize investing. forget researching companies and markets. you can “monetize your likes” by earning mooncoins when others like them, too. current market value: $21 million.
potcoin (pot): this cryptocurrency, built specifically for the cannabis community, is best known for sponsoring a trip by dennis rodham to north korea. current market value: $22 million.
legends room (lgd): for 5,000 tokens, holders get a lifetime vip membership to a las vegas strip club run by a team that includes mixed-martial-arts fighter phil “new york bad ass” baroni. all holders get a 20% discount (members get 50%) on drinks and services except gaming. its fully diluted coin market cap exceeds $50 million. trumpcoin ( trump): this coin is meant to “support president trump and his vision of making america great again.” trumpcoin ambassadors are urged to post weekly articles on their facebook page to earn coins. in January, before the inauguration, trumpcoin peaked at 51 cents, or $3.38 million, in value but now trades for 6 cents, or $427,000. insanecoin ( insn): its website says, “insane coin is more than just a coin, it is a happening . . . a state of mind. you don’t have to be insane to be part of our community, but it sure couldn’t hurt.” the coin’s development road map includes establishing a voting system and opening an insane Space storefront in england in 2018. current market float of $2.5 million.
unobtanium ( uno): only 250,000 coins will be mined over the next 300 years. So unobtanium coins are gunning to be the rarest crypto-token ever. “the platinum to bitcoin’s gold,” says the website’s video. market value: $8.4 million.
pandacoin ( pnd): Who doesn’t love panda bears? this cryptocurrency was marketed to crypto novices as easy to understand and use. it’s basically an alternative bank account. if you hold pandacoins in its pandabank, you can earn 2.5% annual interest, but only when your computer is online and pandabank is open. market cap: $1.6 million.
skincoin (skin): Want a rainbow-colored skin on the Glock-18 9-millimeter sidearm you use in counter-strike: Global offensive? this cryptocurrency buys you more skins and allows you to trade and make bets with skins for videogame firearms. it began an ico on June 21 and had raised $3.3 million in ether by June 30. coinye ( coinye): originally called coinye West, this cryptocurrency project was abandoned after a trademark-infringement lawsuit by kanye West, whose image (in the form of a sunglasseswearing fish) was its mascot.