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Litecoin Creator Compares NFT’s Popularity To ICO Mania In 2017


The creator of the Litecoin cryptocurrency, Charlie Lee, noted the similarity of the growing popularity of the non-fungible token (NFT) market with the 2017 ICO boom and the 2013 altcoin craze.

Lee drew five parallels as arguments. Among them are the simplicity of creating and understanding the technology, zero value, attracting a new audience to the industry and high prices due to the hype.

NFTs and ICOs are also supported by celebrities. In February 2018, Hollywood actor Steven Seagal became the brand ambassador of the cryptocurrency startup Bitcoiin2Gen and actively promoted the ICO campaign on social networks.

In February 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fined the actor $ 314,000 for hiding the reward received from advertising a startup token sale. In February 2021, the SEC accused Bitcoiin2Gen partners of $ 11.4 million in fraud.

In March, singer Grimes sold the NFT collection of unreleased music for $ 6 million.

It is not the first time that the creator of Litecoin has criticized non-fungible tokens. In February, Lee predicted the collapse of the NFTs due to “zero cost to build them.”

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Fidenge Pecold

My profession is a journalist, but my hobby for 8 years has been studying Forex investing and trading. During this time, I managed to gain extensive experience in investing and trading cryptocurrencies and double my capital in the Forex market. To be the author of this magazine, the site owners invited me to participate in one of the 2020 trading webinars, and I will try to reveal the most relevant crypto market news for you.

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