By now you know about Squid Game and if you don’t then this will not make much sense… so, really quick:
The show centers on a group of down-on-their-luck players offered a chance to compete in violent versions of children’s games to win 45.6 billion wan. That is only about $38M in US money, still enough to go to Five Guys two or three times, but not as much as the Korean figure… Anyways, it was over 100 million views worldwide after like two weeks.
So, naturally, someone was bound to take advantage of the popularity… and as the old saying goes, ‘A sucker is born every minute.’
SQUID crypto was launched just last week and it included so many red flags that we do not feel bad for any of the idiots that lost their asses.
(Seriously, it was literally a three-week old website with like a thousand spelling and grammatical errors, more than you will see here. The website, SquidGame.cash, has predictably disappeared, so has literally every other social media presence that it had previously operated. If you are curious, you can see an archived version of the website here.)
Anyways, SQUID peaked at a pretty silly $2,861 before tanking to $0 yesterday afternoon, at least according to CoinMarketCap.
If it weren’t for all the other sus aspects of the site… perhaps someone should have noticed that you could ONLY BUY but could not sell.
All of the obvious fvckery didn’t stop Yahoo!, Business Insider, Fortune, CNBC (or like 10 other sites) from running headlines about how the super new and totally legit Squid Game cryptocurrency had soared by 83,000% over just a few days. Seriously, none of these financial analysts noticed something super unusual about all of this? Wow.
As for the folks behind it? Well no one know who it was or where they went, but they did make out with almost $3.5M …
So… hat tip to those that did the scamming. For those who got scammed? A fool and his money are soon parted.
If you want to read more about Squid Game, realize folks want to cancel it ‘for the kids’ … while North Korea is so jealous of its popularity, it is making its military run through cement blocks with their face. Seriously.
Photo of Squid Game via Netflix site.