Exploring the recent surge in popularity and market value of the Pepe meme-inspired cryptocurrency, and the challenges faced by investors looking to cash in on its success
Pepe the Frog, the beloved internet meme, has found its way into the world of cryptocurrencies. A new token, called Pepe Coin (PEPE), has taken the market by storm, attracting traders and investors with its incredible surge in value.
According to recent reports, the token has a total market cap of $150 million and over 16,000 holders, with a current price of $0.0000003535 as of April 20th. It's now trading on major crypto exchanges such as Huobi, Gate.io, Bitget, and many more.
The Pepe Coin was launched on Sunday and has already risen by over 21,000% in the past three days, resulting in $30 million in trading volumes on Uniswap. As a result, it reached a market capitalization of as high as $33 million on Tuesday morning, making it one of the most successful meme-based cryptocurrencies.
"The most memeable memecoin in existence. The dogs have had their day, it’s time for Pepe to take reign," the Pepe website proclaims. The token has a circulating supply of 420 trillion, which is a nod to the "4/20" popular cannabis culture slang.
Despite its humorous nature, Pepe Coin is being taken seriously by some investors. A trading pool on Uniswap for Pepe tokens has locked up over $1.3 million in liquidity, all supplied by providers.
However, it's worth noting that the Pepe Coin tokens have no connection to the original Pepe the Frog meme or its creator, Matt Furie. Furie's green frog character first appeared in the 2005 comic Boy's Club and went viral over the years, becoming an iconic part of internet culture.
While Pepe the Frog has also been associated with controversial and extremist groups in recent years, the creators of Pepe Coin aim to distance their token from any negative connotations. They believe their coin is a positive step in restoring the original theme and innocent appeal of the meme.
One trader has already turned their $250 investment into $1.02 million by purchasing 5.9 trillion PEPE tokens. However, liquidity issues could prevent them from realizing their profit, as it would take 46,200 years to liquidate those assets assuming non-declining demand.
Overall, Pepe Coin has quickly become one of the most talked-about cryptocurrencies, drawing attention from both serious investors and casual traders. Only time will tell if it can sustain its value and remain a popular choice in the ever-evolving world of digital currencies.