Antisemitic Holocaust-themed ERC-20 Token Uncovered

Tyler Hromadka

The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany. Source: Adobe/Photocreo Bednarek.

Press reporters have actually found a website develop utilizing the SquareSpace platform courted debate by providing its users Holocaust-themed token in a World War II genocide-themed coin offering.

The project appeared to minimize the Holocaust, which saw Nazi German forces eliminate some 6 million European Jews.

In a report from The Jerusalem Post, reporter Tamar Beeri composed of how the now-defunct website has actually declared,

“The HoloCoin (ticker: JEWS) is an ERC-20 Holocaust simulator. There are 15.3 million living JEWS at the beginning of The HoloCoin. Of these 15.3 million JEWS, 4,107 burned each day, equivalent to the rate at which Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust.”

The website utilized 2 cryptocurrencies, JEWS and ASH, and specified, “There must be some use for ASH. We will sell our ASH to the highest bid.”

A Reddit user (properly called) Masterbaiter, just recently tried to promote the overtly anti-Semitic project, claiming that the project was a “cryptocurrency that recreates the Holocaust. Do not forget the biggest crime against humanity,” however includes that the team behind HoloCoin is “airdropping JEWS and [it] depends on you if you wan na conserve them or let them burn, there is a day-to-day burn of 4,107 JEWS.” The post likewise assures users “more free JEWS if you keep them in your wallet.”

The exact same user declared that the token was a “Holocaust memorial” token.

The majority of participant Reddit users appeared definitely not impressed.

“This is the biggest pile of dogshit I’ve seen around here for years,” mentioned one user.

Another one stated it was possible that the HoloCoin was absolutely nothing however a stopped working fraud, declaring,

“This is brought to you by the same people as Covid Coin and that coin that tries to keep track of how many humans are alive. It seems about the same. Covid Coin has exit scammed several times already.”

Per Etherscan information, the overall supply of the JEWS token is currently 6 million tokens, held by 70 users worldwide, with 77 tape-recorded deals. The last deal took location more than 590 days earlier, recommending that the antisemitic project has actually currently been deserted by its developers.

The HoloCoin project appears to be more active, nevertheless, with an overall of 583 deals signed up, likewise per Etherscan. And, at the time of composing, the most current deal took location at UTC 09: 23 on April 15.

The Jerusalem Post likewise declares that SquareSpace has actually considering that taken the website down, while an associated Discord server likewise appears to have actually been shut down.

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