Elon Musk AI undertaking impressed memecoin ‘Grok’ falls 74% on creator rip-off declare

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The worth of a memecoin drawing its namesake from Elon Musk’s synthetic intelligence undertaking “Grok” plummeted over 70% after blockchain sleuth ZachXBT alleged the token’s social media account was recycled from a rip-off token undertaking.

In a Nov. 13 X (previously Twitter) publish, ZachXBT shared screenshots exhibiting varied social media accounts and web sites tied to the Grok (GROK) token had been repurposed from outdated tasks — together with an deserted memecoin undertaking called ANDY — which has considerably declined from its all-time excessive.

Within the 5 hours following ZachXBT’s publish, memecoin fans watched as GROK plunged 74% from its all-time excessive of $0.027 to as little as $0.007. Its worth has since retracted to $0.011, per DexTools data.

GROK’s worth plunged greater than 70% in 5 hours following ZachXBT’s allegations. Supply: DexTools

In a follow-up post, ZachXBT pointed to an Etherscan transaction exhibiting GROK’s workforce despatched roughly $1.7 million price of the token to a burn deal with in a bid to cut back provide and restore confidence within the token.

The Grok developer burned 90 million GROK tokens after the token’s worth plummeted. Supply: Etherscan

The X account for the GROK token claimed in a Nov. 14 publish that the event workforce had burned the entire tokens from the deployer deal with, some 180 million GROK price roughly $2 million at present costs.

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At its peak worth of $0.027 on Nov. 13, GROK commanded a market capitalization of practically $200 million, making it one of many largest new memecoins within the present cycle.

The memecoin was launched on Nov. 5, the identical day Elon Musk announced his supposed competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Grok AI. Over the course of the next week, its worth elevated 33,650% as memecoin merchants rushed to capitalize on the hype.

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