By now, most of the players in the cryptocurrency game will have heard of, mined or bought cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Etherium or XRP. But the cryptocurrency revolution has brought a lot of new players to the market, and, well, some of their names are a little bit weird. Here are some of the cryptocurrencies with the weirdest names – and what they’re currently worth.
We know the first real-life items bought with Bitcoin was two pizzas for 10, 000 bitcoins. But what if you really, really love pizza? Then you can try this coin named for the round, breaded, cheese-covered food we all love. From what we can tell, PizzaCoin kicked off in 2014. From a forum post advertising it: “PizzaCoin matches the genuinity and simplicity of a pizza with high tech futuristic global currency.”
According to the official website for UFO Coin, their mission is “to promote decentralization, improve and spread the adoption of the blockchain technology by active development and promotion.” Far more than just a new, weird-named cryptocurrency, people part of the UFO Coin are on a constant journey to improve not just the currency’s value, but the way the currency works and processes through the network so that it has a small impact on memory usage.
DentaCoin sounds like the modern cryptocurrency used by the tooth fairy! And, well, it is almost something like that. This cryptocurrency was, according to their official website, developed specifically for “the global dentistry industry through the Ethereum blockchain by using a value-based approach that brings all the market participants into co-working communities.”
According to their website, HoboNickels was set up to make online transactions easy and efficient – and we’d say their exchange rate shows it works! Somehow the name doesn’t bring up images of untold riches, though we’d still say it’s a little catchy.
Sex sells, right? So why don’t we just start up a currency called SexCoin and get it over with? Oh, right, because someone’s already beaten us to it. Yes, SexCoin is specifically set up to pay for “adult entertainment”, and it’s currently listed on CoinMarketCap as going for 0.119315USD. That’s… That’s actually not bad.
InsaneCoin has experienced a growth of 53.04% according to CoinMarketCap, and there’s absolutely nothing funny about that! We’d like to keep an eye on this one just for interest’s sake. We kind of have to go with their pun here and say that the growth of InsaneCoin so far has been a little, well, insane…
We figured we’d end the article on a kind of cute note. Anyone remember a meme known as Nyancat? (You can find the original here.) Now, there’s NyanCoin – apparently the first officially licensed cryptocurrency so far. Cool!
Prices were quoted from CoinMarketCap.com on 12 January 2018 GMT+2 and were current at the time of writing. Remember to check the updated market exchange rate of the cryptocurrency first.