Top 10 Cryptos That Failed
Here, we highlight some of the top cryptos that have failed or are no more existent on the market.
Despite creating new projects in the crypto ecosystem, Zilliqa continues to drop even further. Its selling point is that Zilliqa is designed to complete thousands of transactions in a second and solve the problem of blockchain scalability.
Regardless, the cryptocurrency has failed as a result of market conditions and preferences. Despite its ability to make a comeback, it still makes this list of failed cryptocurrencies.
What started as an internet joke became the largest memecoin on the internet. The cryptocurrency became popular due to its charitable nature and a large user base was established and it became a real coin to be used for exchanges. Unfortunately, the founder abruptly shut down the exchange and that was the end of this coin.
Elon Musk made a tweet where he said Dogecoin would be accepted as payment for Tesla products. Hopefully, there is a future for Dogecoin.
Another on the list of failed cryptocurrencies is SpaceBIT. SpaceBIT is one that received a lot of attention in 2014 and looked like it was going to be a smashing success.
There was a lot of investment into making this coin and they had even launched nano-satellites as they wanted the digital currency to be accessible to all parts of the world.
There was adequate preparation for this cryptocurrency but sadly, it still failed. Nothing ever came out of this project and all news about SpaceBIT died after a while.
The founders, John Garza and GAW were knowledgeable miners and cryptocurrency experts and so the failure of PayCoin was quite renowned.
What led to the death of this coin was that the digital currency was rushed and the security was compromised, all because they wanted to quickly build a huge user base.
GetGems was another popular coin formed in 2014. It immediately went viral because it promoted electronic means of exchange. The success of this coin looked like it was going to be a sure thing as most consumers were excited about its launch.
Sadly, GetGems failed miserably and their popularity has dwindled into almost nothing. The founders were unable to fold up their promises and the importance of this cryptocurrency diminished.
6. Squid Game
Inspired by the popular South Korean Netflix series, the Squid Game token was launched and the tokens were to be used in a play-to-earn game that was supposed to be launched.
Like a typical rug pull scam, this coin started at the price of $0.04 on 27 October and had soared to $35 by 31 October. As the user base grew steadily, it soared to a peak of $2,856 on 1 November, and then the founders cashed out before it dropped to $0.002 on the same day.
7. Bogged Finance
Bogged Finance, decentralized finance (DeFi) suite lost its assets by almost 100% in 2021. Like some cryptocurrencies that have failed, the failure of this coin wasn't caused by fraudulent founders but by malicious attacks.
An unknown hacker had made away with over 15m Bogged Finance tokens by using a flash loan-based attack, stealing $3m of BOG's liquidity. This attack crashed BOG and although they made attempts to revive it, the coin has not gone beyond a $1 price.
Ekta is a failed cryptocurrency that launched on the bases of connecting digital worlds by tokenizing actual goods. After launching in August, Ekta reached a high of $10.41 before plummeting to $0.15 following a malicious attack. The coin is currently suspended.
In 2021, someone with insider access to the Pancake Swap and bridge smart contracts hacked Ekta. The team has not revealed any further details regarding the incident just so they can tackle it themselves. However, they have stopped their trading in the meantime and hope to restart soon.
Ruja Ignatova, popularly known as the 'Bitcoin Killer' is the founder of the Ponzi scheme known as Onecoin. Its poor organizational structure and previous scam attempts by the same company make this coin a Ponzi scheme and a dead cryptocurrency.
Ruja Ignatova vanished in 2017, and her brother, Konstantin Ignatov, stood in place for her. Most of the leaders of Onecoin have since vanished or been jailed, with the exception of Ruja Ignatova who is nowhere to be found. Her brother Konstantin Ignatov pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud charges in November 2019.
10. Ethereum's DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)
The most anticipated cryptocurrency, DAO, collapsed tragically in a short period. It was introduced in 2016 by an experienced group of professionals, which made the growing consumer base confident. Its popularity grew over time, and the investors who traded with it began to put their trust in DAO.
Most cryptocurrency users had expected this medium of trade to emerge, therefore its emergence was not unexpected. When it was founded, it had a value of over $168 million. Unfortunately, it faded away in the crypto market after some time. Regardless, the impact of DAO was quite evident as most cryptocurrencies were launched around this time.