NFT Farming Becomes Reality With $3mln. MEME Token
Degenerator, or MEME, a token created for fun and distributed via airdrop to the users of Telegram, has been able to achieve a market cap of $3 million and is on course to become a non-fungible token (NFT) farming covenant.
MEME was an outcome of a joke published by ConsenSys DeFi product chief Jordan Lyall. The jovial advertisement titled ‘The Degenerator’ is an imaginary tool for generating ponzinomics-motivated yield farming tokens.
The joke was well received by the crypto community, resulting in considerable retweet. Nevertheless, hours after Lyall made the post, someone had created a token named the Degenerator and got it listed on CoinGecko, represented by ticker ‘MEME.’ The token had a total supply of 28,000, which were quickly disbursed to interested crypto investors via Telegram.
Introducing The Degenerator.
— Jordan Lyall (@JordanLyall) August 15, 2020
At the time of writing this article, the token was trading at $110.74, reflecting a market cap of $3.098 million. In the past 24 hours, the crypto has attained a trading volume of $345,132 and is listed as the 612th largest crypto by market cap.
Please stop buying $MEME guys, this is getting out of hand.
You will probably lose money.
It’s literally a meme token that’s now in the hands of the community. It does LITERALLY nothing, unless they want it to.
— DeFi Dude ⟠ (defidude.eth) (@defidude) August 15, 2020
The mocking tweet has sparked off “a passionate community of ETH-native builders, artists, and internet trolls,” and in less than two weeks the venture had turned into the “world’s first meme farming experiment,” freezing $500,000 in funds in a day of launch. The Meme covenant now includes two pools that permit users to lock MEME and gain rewards in the form of crypto collectibles. Notably, NFTs of “legendary” scarcity can be generated by locking liquidity provider tokens in Uniswap’s ETH/MEME pool.
The NFTs portray popular personalities within the crypto community, including Ethereum (ETH) co-creator Vitalik Buterin, Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and the likely Bitcoin (BTC) creator Dorian Nakamoto.
Those who hold at least 100 MEME tokens have become member of the MemeDAO, the governing platform of the covenant. Taking into account the value frozen in the DAO as it is, the MEME covenant is assessed to account for over $1.70 million in TVL (total value locked) at the end of August 29.