Joke MEME coin airdrop is now worth $600K

MEME, a community-driven challenge encouraged via a ConsenSys developer’s satire of the yield farming bubble, has won just about 100% in 24-hours to publish an all-time top of $1,775 after list on Poloniex.

For the reason that get started of September, MEME has won greater than 900%, regardless of its supporters selling the challenge throughout the slogan ‘don’t purchase MEME.’ MEME is these days the 254th-ranked crypto asset with a $48 million marketplace cap, with greater than $17 million value of MEME converting arms prior to now 24 hours.

MEME/USD: CoinGecko

The challenge’s not likely upward push started when ConsenSys’ DeFi product lead Jordan Lyall created a mock-advertisement for a yield farming protocol generator dubbed ‘The Degenerator.’

Inside hours of the publish circulating throughout crypto-Twitter, somebody had created an ERC-20 below the similar identify, and indexed it on Uniswap below the ticker ‘MEME.’ The 28,000 token provide was once allotted by means of airdrop in batches of 250 to Telegram customers inside 30 mins of the token’s advent.

The challenge now incorporates an “experimental protocol” that “mash[es] up one of the most enjoyable inventions in DeFi” via providing yield farming rewards within the type of meme-inspired non-fungible token collectibles.

Poloniex is the 6th alternate to record the token, following Uniswap, Balancer, 1inch, Hoo, Mooniswap. Greater than 72% of business takes position on Uniswap.

In keeping with MEME’s meteoric bull-run, EthHub co-founder Anthony Sassano (‘sassal0x’) revealed that he was once one of the crucial authentic airdrop recipients who had bought his tokens on day one as a result of he idea it comprised “only a random token without a use.”

Had he hodled, his stash could be value kind of $600,000 as of late.

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