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Don’t Click It: Shock Site Goatse Now Sells Ad Space for Ethereum After Trying to Launch Own Cryptocurrency and Embracing Dogecoin

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    The current owner of the Goatse domain are trying to replicate the success of Alex Tew’s ‘Million Dollar Homepage’


Don’t Click It: Shock Site Goatse Now Sells Ad Space for Ethereum After Trying to Launch Own Cryptocurrency and Embracing Dogecoin
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Goatse.cx, a shock site that was responsible for one of the most disturbing Internet memes, is far past its prime (it was shut down in 2004). The new owners, however, have come up with a new idea to revive it by selling internet ad space for Ethereum.

Old wine in a new bottle

The idea isn’t new — Alex Tew wanted to raise money for his education and ended up raking in $1 mln by selling ad space on his milliondollarhomepage. The Goatse domain owners are pulling the same stunt while trying to capitalize on the crypto boom.

Old wine in a new bottle



In order to buy one pixel on the website, one has to pay 0.001 ETH, which is about 10 cents. So far, they’ve only 6 ETH — a far cry from the aforementioned $1 mln.


Dogecoin snubbed?

It worth mentioning that this is Goatse’s first foray into cryptocurrencies. Back in 2014, a man who presented himself as Goatse's owner's attorney claimed that they had teamed up with Dogecoin. Prior to that, the new owner of the website also tried to launch a Bitcoin alternative called Goatse Coin, but the plan miserably failed.   

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Bitcoin's April 2 Breakout Was Reportedly Orchestrated by One Trader


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It’s been over two weeks since Bitcoin’s astronomical surge on Apr. 2, but new theories about what might have caused this bullish uptick continue to pop up. According to crypto-oriented analytical firm CoinMetrics, that epic surge was causes by a single trader.

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Mammoth-size trades

CoinMetrics claims that ‘a single committed trader’ concocted a plan to push the BTC price, and he successfully managed to do that by picking the time of the day when the global liquidity is at its lowest level.


(Source: CoinMetrics.io)

(Source: CoinMetrics.io)  

The report also suggests that the trader started to execute his plan on HitBTC (500,000 USDT were traded for Bitcoin prior to the price movement). After that, large trades were observed on Coinbase and Bitfinex.      

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Focusing on the future

Meanwhile, as reported by U.Today, another theory states that the rapid price surge was triggered by the expiration of the CME futures contracts and heavy spot and over-the-counter buying. One expert went as far as claiming that a simple April joke about the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) could do the trick.

While no one is quite sure about what could have triggered the short-living rally, there is even a bigger disconnect when it comes to Bitcoin price predictions. While some share their bullish predictions for 2019, another report states that it could take 22 years for Bitcoin in order to match its current ATH of $20,000.

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