Pepe The Frog Trading On Bitcoin Index For Up To $150 After ADL Ban
(Last Updated On: September 29, 2016)

The Anti-Defamation League has banned certain Pepe the Frog memes on grounds of him representing a symbol of hate. This began after the media onslaught associating Pepe with Donald J. Trump, who they have labeled as being “worse than Hitler”, as reported by The Independent. Pepe’s notoriety has actually gained him some worthwhile adoration amongst collectors, and he’s now trading at up to $150 per card through Bitcoin groups.

Trump hasn’t killed anyone or put anyone in gas chambers, but due to weaponizing memes for political purposes, people have considered him to be one of the worst men in power throughout all of history… according to media reports from outlets like Paste Magazine.

The media marrying Trump with Pepe came after Hillary Clinton’s official website labeled Pepe a symbol of white supremacy. To quote directly from the site…

“Trump has retweeted his white supremacist supporters with regularity, but the connection between the alt-right and his campaign continues to strengthen. Trump has been slow to disavow support from Ku Klux Klansmen and white supremacy groups, and he recently hired’s Steve Bannon as his campaign CEO (and Bannon isn’t shy about the fact that his “news” organization is the “platform for the alt-right”).


“Now white supremacists have given Pepe the cartoon frog some Trump hair—and the candidate’s own son says he is “honored to be grouped with” him.”

This landed some rare Pepe memes on the ADL’s banlist and he has now become a symbol of hate.

This news seemed to fare well for people who have a collection of rare Pepe memes. A Bitcoin trader explained via e-mail…

“The internet meme Pepe The Frog (aka Rarepepe) currently making bad news as being put on the ADL’s banlist, is traded on the Bitcoin blockchain using Counterparty, a system that allows the issuance of limited tokens and a decentralized way to trade these assets.


“Only PEPEs that were verified by specialised scientists are traded on the blockchain.” […] “The rarity of a PEPE [can] be guaranteed now. No more stealing of rare PEPEs!”

It may seem like a joke but if you check the Bitcoin trade index on XCP Dex, you will see that after Pepe was banned, certain rare Pepes like HeisenPepe – based on Heisenberg from AMC’s Breaking Bad – or the Kim Jung Il Pepe are being sold for over $100.

Bizarre as it is, the fact that the ADL banned the Pepes that they feel represent hate speech means that fewer people will use the meme and fewer memes will be made. This has made Pepe trade higher on the Bitcoin index, thus making some people with very rare Pepes a lot of money.

According to the blockchain rep, John, only three Jong Pepes exist, thus making them quite the catch. 400 Hillary Pepes are currently out in the wild, but they’re only selling for 0.4 XCP, which is equivalent to $1 USD.

As absurd as it is, you can actually search through the Bitcoin Blockchain to see the rare Pepes and what they’re trading for.

While the ADL may be attempting to curb hate speech through the limitation of spreading certain Pepe memes, they’ve also managed to turn Pepe into a hot commodity in the Bitcoin community. According to the XCP Dex, the rare Pepe transactions are picking up lots of steam and so long as Pepe is considered a symbol of hate, expect Bitcoin traders to continue to make a lot of bank on this absurd phenomenon.

Ads (learn more about our advertising policies here)


Billy has been rustling Jimmies for years covering video games, technology and digital trends within the electronics entertainment space. The GJP cried and their tears became his milkshake. Need to get in touch? Try the Contact Page.

  • Alistair

    I see that PEPE biting more arses, as a non-Mascot for white privilege shitlords. not bad for the cartoon frog.

  • Mr.Towel

    At first I laughed when they labeled the Alt-Right as white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan. I thought it was just left-biased rhetoric, it’s ridiculous, it’s funny.

    But the more I read, the more I’m inclined to see that they actually believe all the lunacy they’re saying. This is not funny, I can’t laugh at that, I can’t laugh at mental diseases and disturbances, they need medical help. Like, right now.

    • It’s not the fact that they believe their own lunacy that’s the problem, the problem is that they’re turning their lunacy into actual policy!

  • bob

    Is ADL part of common core or something?

  • giygas

    Nobody is going to take the ADL seriously after this petty bullshit.

    • V_for_Vodka

      Implying ADL could be taken seriously before this.
      ADL has always been jews only SJW’s.
      According to SJW’s, everything is sexist, everything is racist.
      According to ADL, everything is anti-semitic, everything is neo-nazi conspiracy.

  • >Trump hasn’t killed anyone or put anyone in gas chambers […]

    I always love, yet hate how people forget there was more to World War II than just the holocaust…

    • Sure… but when people make comparisons to someone like Hitler… are they really referencing anything other than Holocaust?

      • C G Saturation

        I doubt most people know more than that. Even if they did, they would most certainly be attacked for it. Better to stay quiet, or else you’ll end up becoming the next Pepe!

      • Mr.Towel

        They probably say Trump is worst than Hitler because they actually secretly like Hitler. He might have been religious, hated homosexuals and all, but he also was a Leftist and a Statist, he’s a dark hero in their twisted political minds.

        • At this point… I wouldn’t even doubt it. These people seem to be projecting their insecurities, fears and taboos out onto the rest of the world. I would hate to see what Jonathan McIntosh’s little red room looks like.

          • C G Saturation

            Meanwhile the Avengers and Star Trek have publically ganged up against Trump.

            Fictional franchises shouldn’t have anything to do with the POTUS election. It really makes you wonder why it’s so important they feel the need to do that. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of so many Hollywood actors ganging up to smear a specific candidate before.

            It probably makes sense if you consider how many U.S. politicians were formerly Hollywood actors.

          • It was pretty big back when it was Kerry vs Bush. I remember the music industry being very vocal about “voting” or “dying”. I could at least understand that, though. Bush was sinking the economy on a war literally based on lies. To this day I still can’t understand how they thought going into the mountains of Afghanistan to fight people who know the terrain and form individual cells would somehow make for a compelling war target? Common sense says you use shadow ops for that kind of stuff.

            Anyway, the big difference between Trump and Bush is that they’re trying to convince us that Trump’s opponent — who is backed by actual fascist groups — is what’s best for the country. I’m sure people who just can’t deny the charm of Iron Man will surely vote for Hillary, even at the expense of their own freedoms, but that’s the sad state of American politics.

          • C G Saturation

            Thanks for that. I can’t recall anything from Kerry vs Bush, probably because I also ignore the music industry. Sometimes I wonder if they’re just trying to divide everyone to keep us distracted from something else.

            I’m under the impression they just wanted to invade Afghanistan for other reasons. Makes sense that way.

            Yeah, that Trek official statement apparently tries to convince people that voting for a third party is wrong. There’s a difference between claiming Trump is ruining the world, and insisting we should vote for a supercriminal.

            Something else that’s bugging me about the Trek Against Trump bullshit, is how the mass media all jumped on the story immediately, but they’re still completely ignoring all the nasty stuff Hillary is responsible for. Biased as shit.

      • Tehy

        if they were referencing the war they could just bust out the Kaiser. WW1 was spectacularly bloody and spectacularly pointless – “let’s sacrifice 1,000 men to take that ridge 100 feet away!”

  • C G Saturation

    Maybe it’s just me, but I get the impression that the ADL likes to make petty jabs at anyone who dares defy them, and this Pepe ban is one example of that.

    That kind of corrupt bullying attitude comes with the amount of power they have. I mean, look at how much influence they have by deciding something is a hate symbol. If anybody else suddenly decided something was a hate symbol, nobody would give a shit. Hillary deciding Pepe was a hate symbol had the opposite result. But when the ADL gets offended, oh boy! Better run your lives!

    • C G Saturation

      An afterthought: there are many times when I don’t know who or what to trust. But I think this may be absolute:
      If a group, thing or person is being labelled and dismissed as a “hate group/symbol”, and people immediately fly into a rage upon the mere mention of, with little logic or reasoning involved, then it’s very likely that propaganda is involved, and the target is actually good and innocent.

      • Mr.Towel

        Indeed. I think the very word of choice, “hate”, was chosen specifically to create an emotional and quick reaction on people, making it easier to guide them from afar. Social Engineering at its finest.

        If people were really interested in cataloguing dangerous groupings they would label them “Violent groups”, not just “hate” or “radical”. But that wouldn’t be very good to control the collective subconscious. To control the spirit of time you need to control the meaning of words.

  • lucben999

    Wow those must be some super rare Pepes.

    At least this whole fiasco is revealing which organizations are actually branches of the political propaganda machine. If the ADL was really what’s on the label they would never bother with this idiocy, but lo and behold, as soon as Hillary Clinton jumps off a cliff all of these organizations eagerly follow.

    • Let’s just think about this for a second: a POTUS candidate is waging a war on memes.

      Said memes are now making bank on the underbelly of the internet.

      You can get rich making rare dank memes.

      Idiocy is an understatement for this reality.

      • lucben999

        Makes you wonder if the whole Kek thing is actually real. This sure seems like the work of an ancient God of chaos.

      • C G Saturation

        Reverse+Earth = Revearth. “Backwards Land”. I dunno, come up with a better name. Cuz we ain’t in Kansas anymore.

        • Bitterbear

          That’s the signal meant to reset the Matrix.

  • m0r1arty

    Buy Pepe!