Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday requested McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) to accept Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) in exchange for the world’s richest person promoting the company’s “happy meal” product.
The fast food chain responded, in wit, that it would comply with the request if Tesla similarly began accepting a made-up coin called “Grimace Coin.”
Little did McDonald’s know that it wouldn’t be a made-up cryptocurrency for long. Yes, there’s already over a dozen Grimace coins out in the wild world of cryptocurrencies.
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One project seeing widespread action right now is Grimace Coin (CRYPTO: $GRIM), based on the Ethereum blockchain, which already has a website and a Twitter account up.
At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency was up 52,910% since launch at $0.00396116, as per data from DexTools.
We are up 56,000% since launch. Just wait till Elon sees us! pic.twitter.com/gRVI1ErJ8l
— Grimace Coin (@grimacecoineth) January 26, 2022
Among those who acknowledged the new cryptocurrencies cropping up were Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus and Twitter parody account Greg, who is especially popular with the meme-coin community.
they didn’t, but there’s over 15 of them right now and i am being messaged by reporters asking about them, so it’ll be covered by the media
knowing this would happen is what lead to my disappointment
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) January 26, 2022
— greg (@greg16676935420) January 26, 2022