As the number of cryptocurrencies increases, we are seeing some of the weirdest names popping up. This digital currency phenomenon is enabling people to make money and raise funds for just about anything. Crypto is even being adopted by some businesses as a means of payment.

You’ll find several currencies that have weird names but were created for a good cause or a specific purpose. Some are still in circulation and are used even in the online gaming world.

Here are some of the weirdest cryptocurrency names you might not have heard:

Garlicoin (GRLC)


This is a cryptocurrency that was inspired by the garlic bread meme. Garlicoin is a cryptocurrency that was created in 2018 as a fun and humorous take on the cryptocurrency craze. It uses the Scrypt algorithm for proof-of-work mining and it is based on the Litecoin codebase.

The creators of Garlicoin created a coin with a low barrier to entry aiming at making it easier for people to get into cryptocurrency mining.

Like other cryptocurrencies, Garlicoin can be found on various exchanges and used to purchase where it’s accepted. It’s not always a popular payment method at CryptoCasinos and is no longer as popular as it was initially and is not widely used. It remains a novelty cryptocurrency.

TrumpCoin (TRUMP)


This cryptocurrency was created to support the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in 2016. The coin is still active today and is marketed as a way to support conservation causes.

The main goal is to provide a way for supporters to donate to the campaign using cryptocurrency.

TrumpCoin has no official affiliation with Donald Trump or his campaign, and he hasn’t publicly endorsed it. Additionally, the website for TrumpCoin looks inactive as of 2021. There are several other cryptocurrencies that have been created with political affiliations and themes, but most of them aren’t widely recognized or traded on major exchanges.

Dogecoin (DOGE)


This is another meme-inspired cryptocurrency based on the popular Doge meme featuring a Shiba Inu dog. Despite the silly origins, Dogecoin has gained a strong following and has been used mostly for charitable causes. It was created in 2013 by software engineers Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus.

DogeCoin is an open-source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that uses the highly secure decentralised system that blockchain technology provides. Nodes are used to maintain the public ledger through a network of computers. Dogecoin has gained popularity and has an amazing community made up of the most friendly people.

Dogecoin has experienced some great changes, especially in its popularity and value over the last few years. This is common with most cryptocurrencies. Dogecoin has presented itself as a highly volatile coin that fluctuates rapidly.

PotCoin (POT)


Potcoin was created in 2014 and uses an open-source system to allow innovations in its code. It provides solutions to empower the Cannabis industry through blockchain technology.

Potcoin is also popular with a great network that’s accessible and available to anyone, anywhere in the world. The biggest asset of Potcoin is its community which has always displayed the strength of the currency.

The key differences between Potcoin and other cryptocurrencies include lower fees and faster transaction times. Also, note that the legality of marijuana varies widely across jurisdictions. As a result, the use and adoption of Potcoin is limited to only some regions.

Banano (BAN)


This is another meme-based cryptocurrency based on a banana with a face. It is a fun and easy-to-use cryptocurrency with a strong community. Banano was derived from the Nano cryptocurrency. It is designed to be feeless, fast, and easy to use. Banano uses a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) algorithm, just like Nano, which permits instant and feeless transactions.

The dedicated community of users participate in various events and giveaways and also creates fun content related to Banano. Another unique aspect of Banano is that it uses a  “folding at home” to reward its users who contribute to medical research. They do this by donating their computer’s processing power. Banano is then given as a reward to users who’ve contributed to this effort, known as “bananominers.”

Banano can be traded on various exchange platforms despite it not being as widely accepted as other cryptocurrencies.

Whoppercoin (WHR)


This cryptocurrency is a Burger King creation made in Russia as a loyalty program for customers. Customers earn Whoppercoins by making purchases at Burger King and then later use them to buy burgers and other menu items.

This digital currency was created in 2017. Customers who bought Whopper meals at Burger King could scan their receipts using a special mobile app and receive Whoppercoins as a reward. The Whoppercoins could be stored in a digital wallet, and then later traded or redeemed.

While Whoppercoin was a unique marketing campaign by Burger King, it was not widely adopted as a form of payment other than at Burger King. Its value also quickly declined and today it’s seen as a novelty item and not considered a major cryptocurrency.

PutinCoin (PUT)


The PutinCoin was created in 2017 to connect people through blockchain instead of separating them. It was created as a national fan coin to promote social and economic relationships worldwide. The main aim of Putin was to provide endless possibilities to traders, businesses, private persons, and social projects.

MonaCoin (MONA)


MonaCoin was created in 2013 in Japan. It was designed as a peer-to-peer digital currency for online transactions, similar to Bitcoin. Mona Coin is a “lite” version of Bitcoin and is based on the Litecoin codebase.

MonaCoin has a unique mining algorithm. Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies use the SHA-256 algorithm, and MonaCoin uses the Lyra2RE(v2) algorithm. Mona Coin has a maximum supply of 105 million coins, making it more scarce when compared with other cryptocurrencies with larger maximum supplies.

Feathercoin (FTC)


Feathercoin is another peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was launched in 2013 by Peter Bushnell, also known as “Bushstar.” It is based on the Bitcoin protocol, but uses the NeoScrypt algorithm.

Feathercoin’s maximum supply sits at 336 million coins. It also has a strong community of developers and users. The currency has been used for a variety of purposes, including online purchases and donations to charitable causes.