The five best meme coins, from McAfee’s Epstein token to Dogecoin

The crypto space is a mixed bag, containing both the weird and wonderful. On one end, there are serious developers and their communities, striving to create a better world. And on the other? A cryptocurrency inspired by garlic bread. 

This is the beauty (and peril) of decentralization. Anyone can take your utopia-inspired cryptocurrency, copy it and turn it into a meme. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

On that note, here are five crypto tokens that weren’t designed to be real money—but four of them somehow became valuable nonetheless.

Epstein didn’t kill himself token

Eternal bitcoin bull, John McAfee, recently decided to add to the conviviality of the crypto space, creating his own joke token. So, what light-hearted topic did John choose to poke fun at? The mysterious death of infamous sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein. What else?

Epstein’s suicide in police custody earlier this year has become the center of an internet conspiracy theory. Its mantra: ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself,’ has cropped up everywhere from a guest on TwentyTwo words to beer cans from a Californian brewery.

McAfee decided to jump on the bandwagon, creating the eloquently named “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” token. It will launch for trading on McAfee’s decentralized exchange, ‘McAfee DEX,’ this week—and it will have a peculiar feature. According to the man himself, one of the key features of the token is random self-immolation.

“In one out of every ten transactions the tokens are randomly sent to the burn address (they’re whacked) rather than to the recipient.”

This means when you send an “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” token, there’s a one in 10 chance of your money mysteriously disappearing. 

How wonderful.

Dogecoin

We couldn’t have a list of joke tokens without including the grand-doggy of them, Dogecoin. Created back in 2013, Dogecoin is a Bitcoin clone that perfectly encapsulates the jovial nature of the cryptocurrency industry.

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