Top five crypto memes of 2021

2021 was a topsy turvy year for crypto, spawning many memes. Image from freepik.com
2021 was a topsy turvy year for crypto, spawning many memes. Image from freepik.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Memes that took hold of the crypto world in 2021.

NEW DELHI (CoinChapter.com) — 2021 was a roller coaster of a year for the crypto world. From Bitcoin and other cryptos’ ATH to crashes that wiped out billions of dollars.

Amidst all this, there were gains of meme coins that made many rich beyond their dreams and made crypto alluring for an entirely new generation of investors and traders. The internet and Twitterati celebrated each gain and mourned each loss with memes.

A meme is a virally transmitted image with text that makes a pointed commentary on social ideas or recent events. With that out of the way, here are some of the best memes of 2021.

5. The Gas Effect

What gave birth to the so-called Ethereum killers? Ethereum’s slow transaction speeds and the huge gas fee. The problem led Ethereum to implement the London hard fork in August, but the transaction fees are still high, especially for small transactions.

Ethereum Endgame. Image from medium
Ethereum Endgame. Image from medium

The Thanos analogy pretty much sums up the issues that Ethereum users face. A recent tweet by the cofounder of CoinGecko Bobby Ong highlights the absurdity of Ethereum’s gas fees.

4. Missed Out On Getting In Early On Bitcoin

One of the biggest regrets of every crypto enthusiast who got in on the crypto bandwagon a bit late, around 2018, is missing out on the young days of Bitcoin. From $0.0008 in 2010, BTC reached $69,000, resulting in gains of almost 8.6 billion percent in 11 years.

A choice everyone wants-time travel to 2010 to purchase BTC. Image from Pinterest
A choice everyone wants-time travel to 2010 to purchase BTC. Image from Pinterest

Bitcoin is alluring enough to make John Connor send the famous T-800 back in time to get some BTC, probably for the resistance, or bribe the machines. Bitcoin is a digital currency, after all.

3. Crypto Volatility In Full Swing

Financial markets are volatile, cryptocurrencies even more so. The famous crypto volatility was on full display in 2021. From the crypto market crash in May to Sept’s Bitcoin-led crash, crypto investors had a rough ride in the markets.

Crypto Investors after May's market crash. Image from Pinterest
Crypto Investors after May’s market crash. Image from Pinterest

The meme aptly describes what investors felt when they saw their wallets after the crash in May 2021.

2. NFT’s Are The Rage

2021 is also the year of the NFTs. The global NFT market boomed this year, with a current market cap of over $65 billion. NFTs also entered the mainstream auction market, with Christie’s auctioning off a Beeple NFT for $69.3 million in March.

NFTs are going to give everyone money. Image from Pinterest.
NFTs are going to give everyone money. Image from Pinterest.

NFTs are easy to create, which means many would-be artists are queuing up to create the next million-dollar art.

1. Regulations And Bans

As cryptocurrencies gained mainstream, governments worldwide decided on regulating the market, which led to bans and regulations.

Crypto ban FUD caused a crash in the markets late in the year. Image from Twitter.
Crypto ban FUD caused a crash in the markets late in the year. Image from Twitter.

The meme pokes fun at Chinese investors’ predicament. Although India’s crypto law is still not passed or has any clarity, Indian investors remain anxious. However, the crypto world is not likely to accept binding regulations or bans without a struggle, as they believe regulations take away the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies.

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