• Bonk (BONK) is a new meme token with a Shiba Inu emblem that airdropped half of its total supply of 56 trillion tokens.
• The Solana community has shown enthusiasm for BONK, leading to an uptick in SOL.
• Some people seem to think that disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is the brain behind the new meme coin.
The crypto world was taken by surprise with the launch of a new meme token, Bonk (BONK), with a Shiba Inu emblem. This meme token airdropped half of its total supply of 56 trillion tokens, and the Solana community has taken to it with enthusiasm, leading to an increase in the price of SOL. This has caused many people to speculate that disgraced FTX founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, may be the mastermind behind the new meme token.
The airdrop of Bonk has been embraced by the Solana community, leading to an uptick in the price of SOL. CoinGecko reported that within the previous 24 hours, the token had seen an increase of over 100%, while the price of SOL had increased by 17.7% over the past day and 25% over the past week, reaching $13.85 at press time. Solana NFT collections also received approximately 300,000 tokens, which is around 20% of Bonk’s airdrop supply.
This has caused many people to speculate that Sam Bankman-Fried may be the brain behind the new meme token, as the community has seen similar launches from the FTX founder in the past. Ben Armstrong, known as Bitboy Crypto on Twitter, said, „If you don’t think it’s possible SBF/Alameda is behind $bonk you are intellectually dishonest. I’m not saying it’s guaranteed, but the more I look at it the stronger I believe the possibility is. They said he wasn’t behind $SUSHI too. He already has done a dog coin $SAMO.“
At this time, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that Sam Bankman-Fried is behind Bonk. It is possible that he is involved in some way, but until there is more information available, it is difficult to confirm or deny this speculation. However, the growing popularity of the token and the increase in the price of SOL suggests that Bonk is here to stay.