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There’s A ‘STOPELON’ Crypto Minted By People That Elon Musk Has Pissed Off
By Mikelle Leow, 19 May 2021
Images via STOPELON and Shutterstock
With just tweets, Elon Musk has single-handedly manipulated the cryptocurrency market. Dogecoin crashed and soared at his bidding, and his abrupt decision with Tesla to no longer accept bitcoin for environmental reasons has riled up not only cryptocurrency traders but also bitcoin’s value.
In an episode slightly reminiscent of Mean Girls, some cryptocurrency users are now exacting payback by launching a new cryptocurrency called $STOPELON. According to Tom’s Guide, STOPELON’s value surged by 1,800% within 24 hours of being minted.
A single STOPELON has a value of close to nothing, though. At the time of publication, one STOPELON is worth US$0.0000772719.
Unlike some meme currencies that were created for fun, STOPELON has a goal to eventually grow powerful enough to buy Tesla stock and take full control of the automaker.
“[Musk is] toying with people’s portfolio like candy, like the narcissistic billionaire he is and always will be,” its site reads. “We say ENOUGH. Hence, we created $STOPELON. Where we get rich, without anyone controlling our fate except ourselves.”
[via Tom’s Guide and Input, images via various sources]
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