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87 cryptocurrencies far crazier than Bitcoin

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If you’re ready to swap your smelly old greenbacks for a virtual wad of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum are not the only games in town. CoinMarketCap tracks nearly 1,500 forms of digital currency. Their often baffling names offer little clue as to whether a particular form of cryptocurrency is a legit financial instrument or is just yanking your blockchain. A sampling:

No really, this is a sound investment

Bubble
Casino
iDice
Gambit
PonziCoin
Concoin
Evil Coin
TrollCoin
PetroDollar
InsaneCoin
HoboNickels

Bitecoin, anyone?

Bread
Cabbage
Sprouts
Honey
Melon
Cream
FlavorCoin
PizzaCoin
AppleCoin
LeekCoin
Cyder
CoffeeCoin
Sugar Exchange
BitBean
Mintcoin
DeepOnion
SproutsExtreme
PayPie
SALT

Deep, man

Karmacoin
Soma
Tao
BiblePay
Enigma
Halcyon
Life
Eternity

Political money

TrumpCoin
PutinCoin
BillaryCoin
Theresa May Coin
MACRON
Bolivarcoin
MaoZedong
RonPaulCoin
President Johnson (GARY)

Dirty money

SexCoin
TittieCoin
SpankChain
FuckToken
GuccioneCoin

Drug money

PotCoin
Marijuanacoin
HempCoin
CannabisCoin
GanjaCoin
Sativacoin
VapersCoin
Tokes
Psilocybin

Hate specie 

MiloCoin
Pepe Cash
KekCoin
GeertCoin
LePen

Rejected names for Game of Thrones characters

Tierion
Aeon
Tellurion
Golos
Bottos
Pluton
Etheroll
Darcrus
Everus
Primulon
Mavro
Aidos Kuneen

In your element

Titanium Blockhain
Californium
Bismuth
Radium
Mercury
Einsteinium
OsmiumCoin
Unobtanium

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