From a cryptocurrency valued under 1 penny, Garlicoin is running toward 1 dollar and more, and almost nobody knows where it came from. At least not yet.
Believe it or not, Garlicoin is a memecoin started in 2018. It is as much of a memecoin as Dogecoin is. A community of Reddit users thought it would be funny to create a cryptocurrency inspired by garlic bread, and so they did. Now they are releasing a game on Steam, and the GRLC coin is climbing the market cap ladder.
The Beginning of Garlicoin
Like every successful cryptocurrency story, Garlicoin started as an idea and a noble goal.
Bitcoin’s goal was to create a free, decentralized financial system. Dogecoin’s aim was to mock the BTC clones and the market greed. Garlicoin’s was to honor the greatness of the garlic bread.
And up to this day, Garlicoin is standing for that goal.
In a time where garlic bread memes were the thing, in December 2017, a Reddit user, DigitalizedOrange, published a post that said “If this post gets 30,000 upvotes, I will make a garlic bread cryptocurrency called Garlicoin,”
He asked for 30,000 updates, and he received them. So, in January 2018, Garlicoin’s mainnet was live. To launch the cryptocurrency, the project team has forked Litecoin’s blockchain and adjusted it to their needs to make Garlicoin.
Because it is forked from Litecoin, the Garlicoin blockchain employs a proof-of-work consensus algorithm modified to allow and encourage commodity hardware GPU and CPU mining while preventing ASIC devices from joining the network.
The current version of Garlicoin’s consensus mechanism is called Allumi. It integrates Dash‘s DWG difficulty adjustment mechanism to tune difficulty according to the hash rate and is able to provide a block time of only 40 seconds.
When it comes to tokenomics, Garlicoin has a max supply of 69 million GRLC and no inflation. All the coins are unlocked by miners, and the rewards are halved every 690,000 blocks.
Currently, 63.74 million GRLC have been mined and are circulating into the market.
Why is Garlicoin Growing?
Garlicoin is growing for the same reason it did not fade away into the cryptocurrency winter. The reason is the Garlicoin community which is supporting the project.
The community reached over 100,000 members on Reddit and is expanding further.
Also, the developers worked relentlessly to see the project evolve further.
As other projects were doing rug pulls in 2018, Garlicoin has worked hard up until this day to expand its ecosystem and offer its community a garlic bread cryptocurrency that they can be proud of.
Over the last years, the Garlicoin team has released tipbots for Reddit and Discord, updated the code, and got GRLC listed on more exchanges.
In 2021, they launched a free faucet for GRLC, listed the coin on PancakeSwap, and launched WGRLC BEP20 token on Binance Smart Chain.
Furthermore, they are preparing to expand the Garlicoin ecosystem by linking its currency to a unique Garlic retro game on Steam, reinforcing the memes. Also, the game will come with monthly challenges that can win players prizes up to $100.
And starting with 2022, Garlicoin is set on getting more involved with the gaming world as they plan to release a game that integrates GRLC and to participate in various gaming competitions.
The Garlicoin community will expand and strengthen with all these going on while the GRLC’s price increases even further.