Digital coins have been created for various reasons. Some are smart and some are just downright strange. Follow us as we explore 10 of the weirdest cryptocurrencies ever created.
Many people look at the cryptocurrency market and see an instant money-making opportunity. However, there are some strange cryptocurrencies in circulation that require deeper inspection. They are quirky and at the best of times, these altcoins could very well be the next big cryptocurrency.
The original joke-Dogecoin
Dogecoin was created by programmer Billy Markus, who hoped to create a fun cryptocurrency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency featuring the Shiba Inu dog from the “Doge” Internet meme as its logo. Introduced as a “joke currency” on 6 December 2013, Dogecoin quickly developed its own online community and grew to a value of US$60 million in January 2014.
To infinity and beyond with Mooncoin
Mooncoin was created to revolutionize investing. The platform deals with transactions more efficiently than Bitcoin does and is basically a micropayments processing software. The interesting thing about Mooncoin is its “Smart Likes concept”. The platform aims to make likes equal to investing. So users can invest in a business opportunity with just a simple ‘like,’ this gives moe niche offerings a chance to gain traction and funding.
Get kitted with Fuzzballs
Fuzzballs is a digital coin created as an alternative to gifting. You can buy Fuzzballs and use them for gifting friends with or at parties, alternatively purchase Knickknacks from the Fuzz shop. There are various memorabilia available to purchase such as keychains and bottle openers.
Get the king on the house with Whoppercoin
Russian initiative Whoppercoin is a cool rewards program for loyal Burger King fans. Whoppercoin is a cryptocurrency specifically created for buying Burger King Whoppers. Customers get one Whoppercoin for each Ruble they spend. This blockchain rewards program is only currently available in Russia. It’s a great incentive that has attracted many new customers to the franchise. Collect 1,700 Whoppercoins and get a free Whopper.
Trumpcoin – inspiration for a nation
Trumpcoin is a strange cryptocurrency riding off the accomplishments and failures of president Donald Trump. On the surface, you might expect Trumpcoin to be directly associated with Mr Trump himself. However, when we dug a bit deeper, the real story unfolded. The digital coin is in no way associated with Mr Trump. The creators are hopeful that Mr Trump will include the digital currency into his agenda in the future. The website appeals to American citizens to help their nation. The funds from Trumpcoin will go towards various divisions in the American economy including but not limited to: aid in funding projects domestically and worldwide including infrastructure, veterans, and securing the border.
Get snapping with KodakCoin
The company that has been placing happy memories on paper since 1888 has decided to move into the realm of cryptocurrency. Kodak has announced their new digital currency called KodakCoin. The company has realized cryptocurrency can be used for a host of things regarding their imagery business. For now, KodakCoin will be used for managing digital image rights and to pay photographers for image usage. The camera maker even announced a new Kodak KashMiner mining rig to go with it.
Keep your smile with DentaCoin
Cryptocurrency has become so popular it has even penetrated specialized fields such as dentistry. DentaCoin is a digital currency created by dentists, for dentists. In a nutshell, Dentacoin will help patients share data and medical records, trade various products and materials and in some cases, dentists may be able to use the digital coin to pay for certain procedures.
Unobtanium – a rare find
Unobtanium isn’t a very strange cryptocurrency at all. In fact, the digital coin has made a conscious effort to be smart about their cryptocurrencies long lasting shelf life. Even though Unobtanium is attracting growing interest, it’s worth noting as one of the weirdest digital currencies, for its bold moves within the coin market. Unobtanium was created as the platinum standard, rivaling Bitcoin. The digital coin operates on a proof of work algorithm. The digital asset is unique because it boasts low inflation rates, scarcity and a fair launch and distribution.With just 250,000 Unobtanium coins in circulation for the next 30 years, you may want to get your hands on the whacky coin.
Keep thumb smashing with Skincoin
The name suggests something devious but you might be surprised to hear that Skincoin was actually created for the online gaming community. Esports has created a unique culture within this market. More and more tournaments across the world are attracting gamers with lucrative prizes. The glory isn’t all in the participation, it’s about the devoted community that keeps propelling Esports to new heights. Skincoin is a digital currency that allows you to purchase game skins for Esports.
Space-bound with UFOCoin
Unfortunately, UFOCoin is not set on exploring interstellar travel anytime soon. The name is quirky and the technology is solid, that’s why it has made our top 10 list of the weirdest cryptocurrencies in circulation. UFOCoin makes use of neoscrypt technology, which enforces mightier encryption standards, and thus offers the blockchain network an added layer of beefed up security. The digital currencies unique architecture is set up in such a way that it allows anyone with a desktop computer to mine the digital coin.
Not all digital coins are created equally. Blockchain technology has inspired a revolutionary shift that not only allows for safe digital transactions but affords users with the opportunity to share information on a single platform. You never know which cryptocurrency might be the next big hit in the future or perhaps even better, you could be creating the next big cryptocurrency.
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