Cryptoverse: Every frog has its day as pepe pops 7,000%

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Reuters UK

By Lisa Pauline Mattackal and Medha Singh (Reuters) – Move over dogecoin? “Memecoins” – a hyper-speculative, ultra-volatile and somewhat peculiar class of crypto – are back in the spotlight after the latest digital token hit the market with stratospheric gains. Pepe, a coin inspired by an anthropomorphized frog popular in internet memes, leapt nearly 7,000% in the 17 days after its April 16 launch, hitting a market value of $1.8 billion by May 5, according to data tracker CoinGecko. Pepe’s rise has sparked renewed investor interest in memecoins as whole, with overall trading volumes jumping to…

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