First Tulips, Now Fishsticks – The Launch Of Coinye

January 8th, 2014 by alyx · 1 Comment · Currencies

Seems like everyone’s starting up their own cryptocurrency these days. Obviously, there’s Bitcoin, and Litecoin, and Dogecoin (Dogecoin assuredly would’ve been posted here ages ago had we not been on taking a break to focus on our actual jobs – the Xmas Dogecoin hack was *thisclose* to getting me out of retirement), and countless othes, and now… there’s Coinye.

Per Vice:

Since a Shiba with a limited vocabulary can have their own a coin, the opportunities for variations are as endless and ludicrous as the idea of Lil Wayne opening his own theme park. The newest iteration, CoinYe West, is evident of how the lunacy can stretch. Launching January 11 with the catchphrase “WE AIN’T MININ’, WE PICKIN’”, the system promises “no premine, no screwed up fake “fair” launches, shyster devs, muted channels, and f**ked up wallets”.

That January 11th launch had to be accelerated, though. Kanye West’s butthurt is legion, and naturally, he sent a cease and desist letter. Coinye’s creators reacted in the only sensible manner possible, which was to accelerate the launch to January 7th, and alter the newly minted currency’s appearance to something I could not possibly improve with photoshop:


It’s really a shame they didn’t pick someone who would actually appreciate this sort of tribute – seems like Lil B would be alright with Basedcoin, y’know?


One Comment so far ↓

  • mr3

    Khanye I just wanna know when was the last time you enjoyed yourself. If you can’t have fun and loose yourself at this [coin] it’s a good chance you’re a very miserable person. I actually feel sorry for you. Your job forces you to not have fun anymore. Grab a drink, holla at some nice girls, and party b****!!! You don’t know s*** about passion and art. You’ll never gain credibility at this rate. You’re f***ing trash! [This coin is] art. You can’t rate this. [This coin is] real. [It's not the dollar.] [It] don’t care about anything but [being] great art. Never [use Coinye] ever again, you’re not invited and if you see [it]… BOW!!! Kanye Wesley, kill yourself!

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