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Charles Hoskinson's Comment Triggers RIO Token's 96% Price Drop

In recent weeks, Cardano has embraced a new trend with the rise of meme cryptocurrencies, starting with the emergence of the Nike token. This meme coin, based on the image of a pig belonging to Cardano...

Charles Hoskinson's Comment Triggers RIO Token's 96% Price Drop

In recent weeks, Cardano has embraced a new trend with the rise of meme cryptocurrencies, starting with the emergence of the Nike token. This meme coin, based on the image of a pig belonging to Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, rapidly gained popularity and achieved a multi-million dollar capitalization. Subsequently, this success sparked the creation of a wave of similar cryptocurrencies, all inspired by Hoskinson’s pets.

Related article: Charles Hoskinson Defends Cardano’s Strength Amid Criticism

Hoskinson’s Pets Inspire New Tokens

Interestingly, most of these new projects feature images of Hoskinson’s pets, which he frequently shares on social media. Among these is the RIO token, which uses the image of a parrot posted by Hoskinson in 2021. The parrot’s image quickly captured the community’s attention, leading to the token’s rapid rise.

However, the fortunes of RIO changed dramatically due to a seemingly innocuous comment. A Cardano enthusiast asked Hoskinson for his thoughts on the RIO coin. In response, Hoskinson clarified that the parrot’s real name was actually Daisy, not Rio. This revelation about the irrelevance of the name Rio prompted a massive sell-off. Consequently, the price of RIO plummeted by more than 96% within just one hour.

Rapid Decline And Partial Recovery

Following this dramatic price drop, the token has managed to recover some of its lost value. Nevertheless, whether RIO can regain its previous levels and positive public perception remains highly uncertain. The incident underscores the volatile nature of meme coins and how quickly market sentiment can shift based on seemingly minor details.

Related article: Charles Hoskinson Critiques Bitcoin’s Long-Term Viability

The swift rise and fall of RIO highlight the unpredictable and often whimsical nature of the cryptocurrency market, especially with meme coins. While the community’s fascination with Hoskinson’s pets fueled the initial success of these tokens, it also demonstrated how quickly investor sentiment can change. 

As RIO struggles to recover, it remains to be seen if it can recapture its former glory or if this incident will serve as a cautionary tale for future meme coin enthusiasts on Cardano.

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