26th January 2022
Opportunistic actors made quick money creating a token named after a burger-loving purple tastebud.
A token created after a McDonald’s joke tweet surged as much as much 285,641% in a few hours as opportunistic actors jumped at the chance to make cash in a tepid crypto market.
“Only if Tesla accepts grimacecoin,” said McDonald’s on Wednesday morning, referencing its purple mascot fashioned after a tastebud. That tweet was in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweet on Tuesday, “I will eat a happy meal on TV if Mcdonald’s accepts Dogecoin.”
While McDonald’s hasn’t pivoted to a crypto token company yet, Wednesday’s tweet spurred the creation of nearly 10 grimacecoins on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network alone.