The landscape of the various altcoins is also full of shitcoin projects created exclusively to make fun of some famous cryptocurrencies.
This is the case of Shipple that, as the name suggests, draws inspiration from Ripple.
It all stems from a post last month in which Corey Cottrell, founder of Shipple, says he launched this project as a joke and that it’s a real shitcoin.
“It’s a joke. It’s the #UltraMegaShitCoin !
It is also deeply profoundly true and proving multiple points about the true nature of community driven tokenization. But seriously, it’s just a joke. *wink”.
The post describes how the whole project is just a game and illustrates an airdrop rewarding those who participated in the distribution of Shipple.
Since it is a project born as a joke, no one would bother to follow it or even support it. But in reality, it seems that there are already a number of people, especially inexperienced newcomers, who are approaching this sector and are seriously supportive of the project, despite the fact that all over the place it is described as a joke and a shitcoin.
The case of Dogecoin
A similar coin created for fun but that is really enjoying success is Dogecoin, which was recently listed on Binance. Dogecoin, in fact, was born in 2013 to make fun of Bitcoin. It was invented by Jackson Palmer, at the time project manager of Adobe, using the name Doge from the famous meme with the Shiba dog.
However, the cryptocurrency was very successful and was used, for example, to finance the development of a water system in Kenya and to allow the Jamaican national bobsleigh team to participate in the winter Olympics.