2024 began with many speculations about general market performance. While the global crypto market awaited the approval of the SEC on Bitcoin ETF, another central talking point in crypto circles was the rise and fall of memecoins.
Top on the list of memecoins that made a wave in 2023 was the $PEPE. However, the coin could not sustain its momentum of interest and price in the months that followed its launch. Another major controversy with the $PEPE was the PEPE coin 2.0.
While investors were still trying to wrap their heads around the “imposter” new coin, memecoins like $SUI and $GFOX were announced. Both coins had promising price prospects for early holders, which they have maintained into 2024.
In this piece, we dissect the highs and lows of Pepecoin, the potentials of the new Pepe coin, and the current interest with $SUI and $GFOX. Take a look.
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Pepe Coin ($PEPE) is a memecoin built on the Ethereum blockchain that gained popularity after its launch in April 2023. Despite its volatile price, thousands of investors have purchased the coin across major crypto exchanges.
In August 2023, there were general concerns that an “undefined” amount of $PEPE tokens were inexplicably transferred from the project’s wallet to centralized exchanges. This caused a drop in the coin’s price and acceptance. In September, despite reassurances by the Pepe community about the safety of the remaining tokens, the price continued to decline. In October, a new team of advisors was announced, along with the burning of some tokens, to increase the coin’s scarcity and price.
Pepecoin appeared to be back on the right track after these major changes until the arrival of Pepe 2.0. The new Pepe coin is rumoured to have been created by blacklisted individuals from the original Pepe Coin project. Unlike the tax-free original, Pepe 2.0 imposes a 1% transaction tax for marketing, liquidity, and community development, which has naturally limited its acceptance, popularity, and price.
The roadmap of the new Pepe Coin includes vague phases of a coin launch with no plan for community partnerships or listing on Tier 1 exchanges.
SUI’s 40% price pump
SUI token, backed by Mysten Labs, has made remarkable price progress. $SUI now ranks number 13 among all L-1 blockchains in terms of Total Value Locked (TVL), thus generating a lot of hype for its native token, resulting in its recent price surge.
This isn’t the first time $SUI has made a positive impression in the market. SUI reached its all-time high price on the 2nd of May, 2023, with a 228% increase despite the fluctuations in the macro crypto market.
As of the time of writing this report, $SUI’s price has dropped slightly in the past 24 hours to the $1.30 level, though it’s still clocked an impressive 55% increase over the past week.
While these statistics suggest that $SUI is a good investment, it’s important to know that the token has a relatively low market cap, making it highly volatile, and notoriously poor tokenomics that caused it to crash by 70% upon its retail exchange launch. After this recent recovery, $SUI may be unable to sustain a further price rally due to large stakeholder sell pressure. Hence, investors have been rotating their profits out of $SUI to alternatives like $GFOX that have bigger upside potential and better tokenomics.
Galaxy Fox (GFOX) presale set to hit $5M
GFOX is one memecoin to watch out for in 2024. The coin has surpassed investors’ expectations in its presale, with over 95% of the stage 6 supply already sold. The project is on track to exceed $5 million in presale records by the end of January 2024, having already raised close to 50% of its target. With its growing price and low risks, analysts have speculated that $GFOX is the next big coin.
At the heart of the Galaxy Fox ecosystem lies an engaging play-to-earn game. This enchanting game is designed to entertain and reward players simultaneously, hence its global popularity. Upon its exchange platform listing, the coin is expected to be among the top 3 memescoins. This is also expected to increase $GFOX’s price by 50x its current presale price.
2024 has begun on a good note for crypto investors, with the SEC ruling for the official sale and purchase of Bitcoin ETFs. Now, Investors are more optimistic about market trends and prices.
While memecoins like PEPE Coin 2.0 may cast a shadow of doubt on the performance of memecoins in 2024; coins like $SUI and $GFOX are proof that good things await early investors. $SUI has seen over a 40% price pump within the last month, and $GFOX is poised to make 50x its current presale price. With $GFOX’s community and current market cap, this is one coin every investor should consider.