April Fool’s Day reached all corners of the internet yesterday, and crypto wasn’t immune. We round up some of the efforts that tried to hoodwink crypto fans to see if any of them tickled our ribs or merely had us groaning and reaching for the aspirin. We start with The Crypto Dog, who tried to convince us that XLM was about to board a rocket ship and head for you know where:
$XLM +500% target locked & loaded
Pump it ??? pic.twitter.com/EnLyQVwZVH
— The Crypto Dog? (@TheCryptoDog) April 1, 2019
Did anyone fall for it? It seems so:
Locked or not locked, 500% will be nothing. We need just a little patience.
— Ionescu Doru HODL (@yodoru2003) April 1, 2019
Impossible, btc will defeat all. It’s going to pump to 5k this month, all else is dust.
— TastyJammies (@CryptoToid) April 1, 2019
are you kidding me
— BrainWang Chinese (@wangruilong2) April 1, 2019
Next on the list is a truly horrific prospect – ‘Enter the Sun’, the debut single from one Justin Sun, on Loom Records no less…
Today marks the launch of Loom Records! ??
Yes, we have decided to enter the music business to speed up blockchain adoption.
— Loom Network (@loomnetwork) April 1, 2019
Surely no one fell for this. Sadly, one person did:
is it for real? supporting a scam artist
— Blisted (@Blisted3) April 1, 2019
OKEx announced the African tribal village of Wakanda (ring any bells?) had declared Bitcoin to be their national reserve currency.
We confirm that Wakanda has been purchasing $BTC from us since mid-2018. Kudos to King T’Challa for taking the lead in embracing the power or blockchain. WAKANDA FOREVER!#aprilfools #endgame #bitcoin #blockchain #crypto https://t.co/HgYcBfDAHJ
— OKEx (@OKEx) April 1, 2019
Sadly, this tweet was too much even for crypto Twitter, and no one fell for it. Finally, and there’s a reason we’ve saved this til last…what your living room has been calling out for – a Tone Vays vase. Behold, in all its glory:
— Tone Vays [#UnderstandBit] (@ToneVays) April 1, 2019
It’s a little hard to tell, but it seems that someone may actually have, if not fallen for it, at least not entirely dismissed it at the outset. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they didn’t realize the date. There were also a couple of anti-April Fool’s that drew attention to matters of interest in, and outside of crypto land:
It costs $7K to 51% attack SV for an hour
It costs $11,422 to 51% attack ABC for an hour.
No, this is not a April fools joke
— Mr.Hodl?? (@MrHodl) April 1, 2019
April Fools pic.twitter.com/x2HK7qf01k
— Don Crypto Draper (@DonCryptoDraper) April 1, 2019
Be careful of $FUEL .
Founders are currently under investigation on fraud in Canada.
— Yaz (@YazCrypto) April 1, 2019
Today would be the best day to approve the #bitcoin ETF because nobody would believe it ?
Apart from people who believe $TRX is fundamentally strong
They will believe anything ? pic.twitter.com/hz9Zr5YQ6Z
— Fundamental Wolf (@FundamentalWolf) April 1, 2019
Let’s hope next year can bring out some contenders worthy of the title ‘joke’.
— Crypto Bobby (@crypto_bobby) April 1, 2019