• 13 July, 2024
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Avalanche Foundation Embraces Meme Coins for Portfolio Expansion

Surpassing the formidable Solana, Avalanche has risen as a frontrunner in the competitive realm of cryptocurrencies. The focus diverges from conventional digital assets to the unconventional ascent of meme coins within the Avalanche blockchain ecosystem. 

In a recent post on X, the foundation outlined its selection criteria for the meme coin collection. Factors such as the number of holders, liquidity thresholds, project maturity, principles of a fair launch, and overall social sentiment will play a pivotal role in shaping this curated collection. 

Contemplating a significant strategic shift, the Avalanche Foundation, a pivotal force in advancing the Avalanche blockchain, is now focusing on meme coins. Despite the common perception that meme coins reside in the speculative and potentially scam-ridden corners of the market, there has been a recent surge in tokens like Bonk (BONK) on the Solana network. 

This surge has prompted a reconsideration of the true potential these unconventional assets might hold. The foundation aims to leverage meme coins’ unique cultural and humorous elements, considering them more than utility assets.

The foundation’s decision to use Culture Catalyst to recognize and promote meme coins’ cultural and fun aspects indicates a broader strategy. This strategic move involves acquiring selected Avalanche-based meme coins and aims to diversify the foundation’s portfolio.

Noteworthy performers among Avalanche-based meme coins include COQ, HUSKY, and SHIBX, all experiencing significant gains, some as high as 25%, in the last 24 hours. This surge follows the foundation’s announcement, indicating a positive market response to the strategic move into meme coins.

Meme coins, often inspired by internet culture and humor, are gradually shedding their dubious reputation, thanks to the success stories of tokens like Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB). The recent frenzy on Solana and the subsequent replication on the Avalanche network with coins like Coq Inu (COQ) and Kimbo (KIMBO) indicate a shifting sentiment toward meme coins.

The Avalanche Foundation’s foray into meme coins aligns with its overarching engagement strategy across the Avalanche ecosystem, encompassing NFTs, RWAs, and various crypto assets. This proactive approach embraces a more comprehensive spectrum of possibilities, fostering innovation and diversity within the blockchain space. As meme coins continue challenging traditional norms, their impact on the broader cryptocurrency market remains fascinating.

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