19 Weird, Gimmicky, Straight-Up Silly Cryptocurrencies | PCMag.com


Rob Marvin

  • Dec 26, 2017 8:00AM EST
  • Dec 26, 2017
  • 19 Weird, Gimmicky, Straight-Up Silly Cryptocurrencies

    Thanks to the bursting cost of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies are enjoying a demoniac impulse in the sun.

    The coins with the top market cap (Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple, and others) deservedly get the most attention, but there are blockchain-based digital tokens for just about everything. While there are copiousness of cryptocurrencies out there with discernible application and singular value, in this story we salute the dregs: the weirdest, wackiest, and most absurd coins that have popped up over the past several years.

    Fans of CryptoKitties—the Beanie Babies of blockchain—are only just realizing the whimsical wonders to spy within decentralized networks, but the cryptocurrency landscape is already dirty with the skeleton of hundreds of dead coins that were too niche, too dumb, or blatant scams. The Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations website lists more than 1,300 active coins, but the serve down the list you go, the more problematic they get.

    Below are 19 of the most out-of-the-box and straight-up weird cryptocurrencies we’ve seen (so far). Honorable discuss to some gone and truly vaporware entries like Fonziecoin (FONZ), Selfiecoin, Pizzacoin, and the luckless 2016 President Johnson silver (GARY), which are still technically listed but do not seem to be active.

    Article source: https://www.pcmag.com/feature/358046