Meme coins

The cryptocurrencies listed here are known as meme coins. To understand what meme coins are, its best to consider the first meme coin, Dogecoin. DOGE was created in 2013 as a joke, mocking the abundance of new, often poorly thought out digital currencies on the market. Its creator, Jackson Palmer, wanted to see if a cryptocurrency based purely on an internet meme could also capture the markets enthusiasm.

As such, Dogecoins branding is borrowed from a popular meme that originated in 2013. It features a scared-looking Shiba Inu dog with phrases written in a now-iconic form of broken English. Examples include "how money" and "very currency." Dogecoins popularity inspired the creation of other projects — particularly during 2021 — with many of the best meme coin examples taking a different breed of Inu as their mascot.

Community is at the heart of all the top meme cryptocurrencies we support here at OKX and, in many cases, is their greatest fundamental asset. Along with millions of loyal supporters, meme coin fans include Elon Musk and Mark Cuban. Meme coin communities have also been associated with charity donations. As early as 2014, Doge4Water organized fundraisers to help provide clean drinking water in Kenya.

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