Kanye West Sues Coinye Altcoin into Oblivion

Kanye West Sues Coinye Altcoin into Oblivion

Rapper Kanye West has managed to kill an altcoin named in his honour, six months after it was launched by a team of developers. Called Coinye West, the altcoin was subsequently renamed Coinye in an attempt to continue its business activities even in the face of legal pressure. The developers envisioned Coinye as a fun and simple altcoin for the hip-hop community, and even tweeted news about its development to the rapper in the hopes he would embrace the concept. This plan backfired, however, as Kanye West sued the Coinye team on 8th January, starting a lengthy legal process that has been....


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