Memes about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Mining and ICO

Internet memes is quite contradictory but still culture, a unique cultural phenomenon that appeared in the world where everything goes online. In different countries, regions and language communities memes appeared quite a long time ago. When cryptocurrency emerged and developed memes penetrated even this field.

Today, The Coin Shark will make a review of cryptocurrency memes and we will show how the modern online-culture reacted to the boom about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, mining and ICO.

Content:
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  1. Small history insight
  2. Memes about Bitcoin
  3. Cryptocurrency memes
  4. Mining memes
  5. Memes about ICO
  6. Conclusion

1. Small history insight

Internet meme is a phenomenon of online space. Both these phenomena possibly emerged at the same time. When the world wide web enlaced the whole globe with its net, and people in different parts of the planet got an opportunity to communicate and exchange information as easy as if they were sitting at the same table, memes emerged and developed mostly at internet platforms for different discussions. New online tools allowed for fast data exchange, so any cute meme could become popular almost immediately and the speed of its spreading was huge. Memes were spread via internet platforms, video hosting services, social networks, etc. Those were interesting and funny pictures, videos, gif-images, melodies, separate words, phrases, etc. Internet community answered with memes to all the world trends in all spheres of life, like policy, sport, technology, culture. It is difficult to identify which memes appeared in the first place, but one of the first memes are absolutely lolcat (pictures of cats with funny captions), O RLY?, facts about Chuck Norris, Pepe the Frog and many other memes.

2. Memes about Bitcoin

Hype that we have seen around bitcoin was probably even bigger than hype around the latest president elections in the USA and remained a hot topic even longer. Today, people talk less about the digital gold and its rate is way less appealing, especially for those who have purchased BTC for $10 or $15 thousand not very long time ago. However, the rapid increase of bitcoin rate in 2017 inspired hundreds and thousands of memes. Bitcoin had been demonstrating sustainable growth already in 2016, but 2017 appeared to be its “golden age”. The cryptocurrency started with around $890 per coin and finished the year having reached $19,000 and more. So, the majority of BTC-related memes were about the growth of cryptocurrency’s rate, its volatility, bitcoin geeks, those guys who did not buy bitcoin several month ago, and those who bought it.

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And that is how it really used to be back to the times of sustainable bitcoin rate growth in 2017. One could hold the coins for a week or so and gain a double profit or even more!

Here is another popular bitcoin meme, similar to all those stories in movies when people travel in time to purchase winning lottery tickets or to make winning bets.  

This meme reflects exchange trading strategy when traders buy currency while its rate is low, then hold it and sell at the higher price later.

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And finally, a meme about bitcoin’s volatility.

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3. Cryptocurrency memes

Many people still think cryptocurrency is a new financial and information tool, however, it has actually been more than 10 years since bitcoin was launched. The cryptocurrency market with all its infrastructure started emerging in 2013-2014. Since the beginning of 2018 we’ve been observing a significant recession – currently bitcoin costs less than $6,5 thousand and Ethereum is less than $200, while it started with more than $1000 in January, 2018. Such a situation also inspired many memes, like:

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When talking about cryptocurrency, memes Dogecoin, of course, should not be left unmentioned. This cryptocurrency has a meme as its name and logo. And this meme is Doge – a picture of a Shiba Inu surrounded by multicolored text in Comic Sans font. The meme appeared in 2013 and became very popular. Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency based on the Litecoin blockchain. Today, it is a top-20th coin by market capitalization. However, it has an unlimited emission and currently Dogecoin circulating supply amounts to more than 100 billion coins. One Dogecoin is traded at around $0.006. Dogecoin is also famous for the charity activities of its community. For example, in 2014, the community managed to raise around $50 thousand for Jamaica national bobsleigh team to go to 2014 Winter Olympics. The team was qualified for the Games, but had no money to travel to Russia. Such a Doge.

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4. Mining memes

Cryptocurrency mining is a big industry. However, today, it has changed significantly and a wide range of people is no longer able to mine Bitcoins, Ethereum, Litecoin and other popular cryptocurrencies using their own hardware. Mining is actually about decoding of a hash algorithm to create a new block in blockchain and, as follows, a new coin. Back to the beginning of 2010s, it was possible to mine on one’s own laptop. Today, you will need expensive equipment, huge mining farms or at least connection to mining pool to mine cryptocurrency and gain profit out of it. So, here is a meme about CPU-mining that is currently no longer available for the majority of popular coins:

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Mining actually means computing. It requires a lot of power which is a problem for both individual and industrial miners. There is a “What if I told you”- meme featuring Morpheus from the Matrix about this.

5. Memes about ICO

Initial coin offering is similar to IPO, but is not regulated with all those strict provisions related to stock market. It enables startups to receive investments easily in exchange for digital tokens they issue. The very first ICO was held in 2013 by Mastercoin that managed to attract $5 million. Today, there are plenty of ICOs offering to invest in the development of payment services, cloud platforms, blockchain-based transport systems, content monetization tools, etc.  However, even though blockchain technology is rather secure, ICOs are often subject to fraud and are rather risky. 2016-2017 was the “Golden Age” of ICO campaigns. Back then many startups managed to get huge investments. At the same time many financial regulators were often not crypto-friendly and some jurisdictions (like China) banned ICOs at all.

Despite the fact that cryptocurrency crowdfunding seems to be rather attractive, many investors have not received what they expected. And it is not only about fraud and scam – hundreds of project were simply not successful.

6. Conclusion

Anyway, it is not really surprising that cryptocurrencies inspired such a huge variety of memes addressing a number of crypto-related topics. And it is obvious that there are more to come – more pictures, images, videos that reflect changes of the cryptocurrency market and other important crypto-events.

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Crypto Exchange Bittrex Partners With Bitsdaq To Conquer Asia Market

One of the biggest US-based cryptocurrency exchanges, Bittrex, announced that it was partnering with Bitsdaq to open a special trading platform in Asia. This platform will provide different digital assets to the Asian investors.

Moreover, Bitsdaq will operate on Bittrex technology and will be built based on Bittrex’s experience in the blockchain.The platform will allow users to trade various digital tokens, including tokens a available on the Bittrex exchange.

The Chairman and CEO of Bitsdaq, Ricky Ng, said:

“We are honored to bring Bittrex’s extensive cryptocurrency options to the Asia market.….It takes a unique combination of advanced technology and financial expertise to launch an efficient, reliable and secure platform for trading digital assets in Asia. We found the ideal partner to help provide a safe environment for our customers and the entire community.”

In accordance with the statement, the Bitsdaq platform will control a lot of things connected to the management of the platform, such as customer support, marketing, sales and customised development. In addition, it will take care of customer operations.

The day of the launch is yet to be announced, though customers can pre-register for an account on Bitsdaq’s website.

We remind you:

Cryptopia Got Hacked, Crypto Exchange Is Suffering “Significant Losses”

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Coingecko Publishes Its Annual Crypto Report for 2018

The online platform Coingecko published it crypto report for the passed year of 2018, where it analyzed the most important events in the crypto industry, including the market trends, crypto thefts, ICO news, stablecoins, Bitcoin Cash wars etc.

As for the market tendencies, there is no doubt that 2018 was the year of collapse. The total market capitalization decreased by whopping 78.85%, with the main period of decrease falling onto Q4. Meanwhile, the trading volumes remained quite stable.

Regarding the top-5 coins in the rating, they decreased as follows:

  • BTC – by 73%;
  • XRP – by 82%;
  • ETH – by 84%;
  • BCH – by 93%;
  • EOS – by 66%

The largest crypto exchange by the end of 2018, according to the trading volumes, turned out to be Bithumb, followed closely by ZB.com and Binance.

As for stealing cryptocurrency, the estimated money loss from criminals and scammers amounted to around $867.45 million. The biggest crypto theft was Zaif hack which took place in September and resulted in the theft of $23.5 million.

The most popular blockchain platforms for creating decentralized apps became Ethereum, EOS, Steem and Tron.

The synopsis of the stablecoin development in 2018 looks the following way:

Thus, we can definitely see that though 2018 was a hard year for crypto and there were much more downs than ups, the industry is still afloat and developing. Hopefully, 2019 will be a better year.

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Cryptocurrency Prices Today, January 16: Cryptocurrencies Are Again in the Red Zone

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency prices

According to the Coingecko online platform, Bitcoin (BTC) lost 0.3% over the past 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $3597 per coin.

Cryptocurrencies are falling in price:

Bitcoin Cash lost 3.78% over the past 24 hours and costs $127 per coin;

Ripple lost 1.74% and is $0.32 in price;

EOS dropped by 1.06%, and its price is $2.44;

Litecoin fell by 4.12%, and its value is $31;

Cardano lost 0.03%, and its cost is $0.043;

Stellar decreased by 1.7% and costs $0.10;

IOTA lost 1.01%, and its cost is $0.30;

Dash dropped by 2.49%, and its price is $71;

Monero
became cheaper by 1.81% and costs $45.

Over the past 24 hours, Ethereum lost 6.06%. The rate of the coin is $121.

The total market capitalization rose to $122 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 52.4% of the total volume. In monetary terms, this is $64 billion.

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Cryptopia Got Hacked, Crypto Exchange Is Suffering “Significant Losses”

One of the best crypto exchanges of New Zealand, Cryptopia, was hacked. It announced this sad news via Twitter stating that it had experienced a security breach that ended in a “significant loss”. However, the company did not mention any figures of the loss.

Cryptopia has suspended all the activities on the trading platform for an indefinite period. In addition, it has notified the authorities of the country, and now it cooperates with the police and the country’s High Tech Crimes Unit in order to investigate the hacker attack.

“Staff then notified and involved the appropriate Government Agencies, including NZ police and High Tech Crimes Unit who are jointly and actively investigating the matter as a major crime and they are assisting us with advice,” the exchange stated.

This is the first cryptocurrency exchange theft in 2019, however, many customers of different crypto exchanges call into question the security of them, as there were so many incidents that had to teach exchanges how to deal with it. Some users even blame the exchanges, in particular Cryptopia, in a bear market “exit strategy”.

We remind you

The Hackers of the “51% Attack” on Ethereum Classic Returned Half of the Stolen Funds

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Cryptocurrency Prices Today, January 15: Cryptocurrency Is Trying to Regain Its Positions

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency prices

According to the Coin360 online platform, Bitcoin (BTC) gained 2.9% over the past 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $3626 per coin, but it remains quite volatile and changes the value.


The rest of cryptocurrencies are also in the green zone:

Bitcoin Cash added 4.99% over the past 24 hours and costs $133 per coin;

Ripple plus 4.58%, and is $0.33 in value;

EOS added 10.17%, and its price is $2.51;

Litecoin became more expensive by 6.66%, and its rate is $32;

Cardano grew by 5.85%, and its value is $0.043;

Stellar added 5.15% and costs $0.11;

IOTA gained 4.92%, and its cost $0.31;

Dash added 2.19%, and its price is $73;

Monero increased by 8.22% and is $46 in price.


Ethereum added 10.5% over the past day. The cost of the coin is $130.

The total market capitalization is $123 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 52.4% ​​of the total volume. In monetary terms, this is $64 billion.

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The Hackers of the “51% Attack” on Ethereum Classic Returned Half of the Stolen Funds

The alleged organizer of the “51% Attack” on the ETC network transferred back $ 100,000 to Gate.io. bitcoin exchange. It was stated by its representatives on their Twitter account:

As a result of the attack, the users of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had lost about 46,000 ETC. The representatives of the exchange were going to recover the money lost at their own expense.

However, last Saturday, Gate.io reported that an unknown hacker returned about half of the stolen funds. The company tried to contact the hacker. So far, the reasons he returned the funds have not been clarified since the hacker have not responded.

The representatives of the exchange guessed that if the organizer did not seek to profit, it could be a white hacker who wanted to remind people of the risks. Gate.io also noted that the current hashrate of the ETC network is not high enough, which means that the attack might happen again.

Now a successful transaction in the Ethereum Classic network on Gate.io requires about 4000 confirmations. The exchange is confident that this measure will enhance security and recommends other crypto platforms to stick to such measure to protect traders.

We remind you that despite the significant losses of the Gate.io users, the hackers used a simple hacking algorithm:

«Атака 51%» на Ethereum Classic: полный анализ взлома

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