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Crypto Exchange Bitget Joins Meme Coin Hype, Issues Token That Rises 14,000%

source-logo  coindesk.com 03 April 2024 18:53, UTC

Bitget's new meme coin (MOEW) has recorded double the volume of Brett (BRETT), the largest meme coin on the Base network, in the past 24 hours.

11,700 individual wallets hold MOEW hours after the release.

A meme coin issued by cryptocurrency exchange Bitget has surged by more than 14,000% to a $31 million market cap hours after being released.

The ticker for the token, which was issued on Base network, is MOEW, and it is currently trading at $0.0028 on the back of $34 million worth of trading volume, CoinMarketCap data shows. 11,700 individual wallets currently hold MOEW, according to Basescan.

"Just for funsies, nothing too serious. We wanna see what the power of memes can do," Bitget wrote on social media platform X.

Base is rapidly emerging as a leading venue for meme coin traders as it attempts to steal the thunder from Solana, which has been the primary blockchain for memes so far in this bull market cycle.

The largest meme coin on Base is Brett (BRETT), a token that is based on a character from Matt Furie’s Boy’s club comic. Brett has increased in value by 89% in the past week, while MOEW has already recorded double the volume Brett has racked up in the past 24 hours.

Meme coins are volatile assets by nature as they have no underlying value or utilities. Several meme coins like WIF have achieved a market cap of above $1 billion in the past year, while many others have petered out to zero amid a wave of rug pulls.

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