Thanks to the exploding price of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies are enjoying a frenzied moment in the sun.
The coins with the highest market cap (Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ripple, and others) deservedly get the most attention, but there are blockchain-based digital tokens for just about everything. While there are plenty of cryptocurrencies out there with the tangible utility and unique value, in this story, we salute the dregs: the weirdest, wackiest, and most ridiculous coins that have popped up over the past several years.
Fans of CryptoKitties-the Beanie Babies of blockchain are not littered with the bones of the hundreds of dead coins that were too niche, too dumb, or blatant scams. The Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization website lists more than 1,300 active coins, but the further obscure they get.
Below are the most out-of-the-box and straight-up bizarre cryptocurrencies we 've seen (so far). Honorable mention to some of the defunct and truly vaporware entries. Fonziecoin (FONZ), Selfiecoin, Pizzacoin, and the ill-fated 2016 President Johnson coin (GARY), which are still technically listed but do not seem to be active.