On the 11th of May, the Milady NFT collection experienced a remarkable surge of around 5,250% in a single day, resulting in a trade value of $0.0000001528.
This boost was due to a tweet from Elon Musk on May 10th, the day prior.
May 10, 2023
The Miladys are a collection of PFP (NFTs) that showcase a series of 9,823 illustrations portraying young, innocent-looking faces with large eyes.
However, the creator of the project, who goes by the names Remilia, Charlotte Fang, Charlie Fang, or Charlemagne, has faced criticism and controversy due to the sharing of offensive slurs and the spread of conspiracy theories.
Even though Milady is associated with it, the LADYS memecoin developers assert that there is no relationship with Charlotte. In reality, LADYS is viewed as a memecoin without any inherent value and should not be viewed as an investment for financial gain.
There is no official team or roadmap for the coin, and its sole purpose is for entertainment.
However, investors hold a different perspective, believing that LADYS has value beyond its meme status.
Initially, LADYS was only accessible on Uniswap, but it has gained significant popularity since then, with several other crypto exchanges listing it on May 11. Bybit even offered LADYS prize pools to stimulate deposits. While some exchanges, such as Bitget, have focused on the coin's meme status, others have supported its listing decision.
Love is eternal. Love is unstoppable.$LADYS is nothing but the memetic vehicle where the infinite power of love converges with the boundless potential of tokenisation.— Milady (@miladymemecoin) May 11, 2023
Thank you to all our exchange partners who have listed $LADY today. pic.twitter.com/CE8qudznN1
The Dark Side of Greed: BEN and the Birth of PSYOP
In the midst of the emergence of new meme-based cryptocurrencies like PEPE, TURBO and WOJAK, popular crypto influencer Ben Armstrong, also known as @Bitboy_Crypto on Twitter, has publicly declared his support for the BEN coin.
Interestingly, the $BEN meme token was recently added to Coinmarketcap and Coingecko, both of which are backed by Binance, resulting in a significant increase in its global presence.
Although the influencer clarified that he did not create the BEN meme token, as it was developed for a group known as BEN DAO, he confirmed that he holds some of the BEN coins in his portfolio. In his statement, Bitboy acknowledged that the creation of the BEN coin was meant to be a fun initiative.
I want to make it clear that I didn't create this coin. It was developed by a group called Ben DAO, which is made up of people named Ben. However, I do own some of the BEN coins in my portfolio. This was just meant to be a fun thing. Are we having fun yet?
Until, on May 12, Bitboy took over.
Forever grateful to the $BEN community. I will continue to be involved. Ben will take this farther than I ever could’ve. $BEN. https://t.co/UuFC46FDf1— ben.eth (@eth_ben) May 11, 2023
In a surprising turn of events, ben.eth who previously promoted the BEN token has now shifted their focus to a suspicious cryptocurrency called PSYOP.
I din't abandon $BEN ship, it was acquired by the most popular person in the space. If I could pull that off again, I think literally everyone would invest. https://t.co/UPWsy3KOcp— ben.eth (@eth_ben) May 12, 2023
Despite previous warnings and evidence of past scams, millions of dollars have been invested in PSYOP in just a matter of hours. Currently, the total amount invested in PSYOP has skyrocketed to over $5 million.
***PRESALE ANNOUNCMENT***— ben.eth (@eth_ben) May 12, 2023
YOU ALL SAW WHAT I DID WITH $BEN NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE $PSYOP.
I AM GOING TO LEAVE THIS PRESALE OPEN FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE LAST ONE WAS LIT, SO IF IT GETS TOO TOO CRAZY, I’LL SHUT IT, BUT I WANT TO BE AS FAIR AS POSSIBLE. ULTIMATELY THE PRESALE IS…