Over the past three days, the market has been flooded with cryptocurrencies inspired by Elon Musk, who in a recent interview told some Twitter (X) advertisers to go “F*** off.”
The billionaire’s statement led to the creation of hundreds of new suspect tokens, some of which reached a market capitalization of more than $20 million.
The sign “GFY”shortly before “Go fuck yourself”, led the movement. It was released shortly after Musk directed controversial words at advertisers who pulled out of his social network X.
Elon Musk tells advertisers to smarten up
“If someone is going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money…. to go ** .
“Fuck on” pic.twitter.com/J7P6ghy1hD
— Livecoins (@livecoinsBR) November 30, 2023
Over 300 “go f*ck your self” tokens
Since Musk made the statement, more than 300 GFY tokens have been created on various networks, including Ethereum and BNB Chain, with market caps ranging from less than $10,000 to more than $20 million.
The ease of issuing tokens on blockchains like Ethereum is remarkable because it usually only costs a few cents. They can be launched on decentralized exchanges almost instantly, providing virtually guaranteed liquidity to anyone who wants to trade them.
In addition to GFY, a series of “TRUCK” tokens have also appeared on the market, in an apparent reference to Musk, whose company Tesla recently launched the new Cybertruck.
These followed the GROKa token named after the GrokAI chatbot developed by xAI, a division of X.
GROK rose more than 10,000% after launching in early November, but fell 50% after the developer was linked to suspicious projects.
It is worth remembering that memecoins represent a very risky investment profile in the cryptocurrency market, mainly due to their volatile nature.
They are often driven by less tangible factors, such as social media trends and celebrity endorsements, rather than solid financial fundamentals or utility.
Furthermore, the memecoin ecosystem is characterized by a lack of transparency. They are often launched without a clear governance structure or financial disclosure, which increases the risk of fraud and market manipulation.
Less experienced investors can be particularly vulnerable to pump-and-dump schemes, where the price of a token is artificially inflated and then sold by insiders at high prices, causing other investors to suffer large losses.
Therefore, investors should look at memecoins with caution and be aware that they could lose their entire investment if they bet on such assets.
Source: Live Coins
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