It has been reported that since the start of September, MEME has gained more than 900%, instead of its supporters promoting the project through the slogan ‘don’t buy MEME.’
However, MEME is currently the 254th-ranked crypto asset with a $48 million market cap, with more than $17 million worth of MEME changing hands in the past 24 hours.
Recipients of MEME’s airdrop would now be sitting on $600,000 should they have resisted selling their stashhttps://t.co/bGjqOuQYYX pic.twitter.com/7CTM44lNGK — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) September 22, 2020
It has been analyzed that within hours of the post circulating across crypto-Twitter, someone had created an ERC-20 under the same name, and listed it on Uniswap under the ticker ‘MEME.’
The 28,000 token supplies were distributed through airdrop in batches of 250 to Telegram users within 30 minutes of the token’s creation.
Now, the project comprises an “experimental protocol” that “mash[es] up some of the most exciting innovations in DeFi” by offering yield farming rewards in the form of meme-inspired non-fungible token collectibles.
11 days ago the Meme Team was born just minutes after my degenerator tweet mocked YOLO DeFi development Now: against all odds, and irony, it's a passionate community experimenting with DeFi and art 🍍Meme is an NFT farming protocol The LP Pool is live!https://t.co/etBA1cmr1P pic.twitter.com/5v9dt2jc2t — Jordan Lyall 🍍 (@JordanLyall) August 26, 2020
Thus, in response to MEME’s meteoric bull-run, Anthony Sassano, the co-founder of EthHub, revealed that he was one of the original airdrop recipients who had sold his tokens on day one because he thought it comprised “just a random token with no use.”
Confession time! I was one of the original airdrop recipients of 350 $MEME tokens and sold them on day 1 because, at the time, it was just a random token with no use. Turns out that it became a legit project and 350 $MEME is currently worth $300,000. F in the chat — Anthony Sassano | sassal.eth ⛽ 🏴 (@sassal0x) September 20, 2020