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Behold JuggaloCoin, a Bitcoin-like currency just for Juggalos

Published April 9, 2014 on CNET News

To quote the Insane Clown Posse, “I’ve seen miracles in every way. And I see miracles everyday.” And today happens to be one of those days, because it’s the miracle of the birth of JuggaloCoin.

That’s right, a virtual currency strictly for Juggalos — the counterculture devoted to the Insane Clown Posse rap group.

Why? You ask. Well, what better way to buy clown makeup, stick meat, Faygo, and HatchetGear?

Launched by a colorful-seeming character named Papa Nutt, the JuggaloCoin Web site debuted on Tuesday with supposed sales of the cryptocurrency starting on Wednesday. The site details everything Juggalos and Juggalettes need to know about amassing coin.

Nutt says that JuggaloCoin (JUG) is specifically for Juggalos, so that they can “keep the funds in the family” (as the subculture often calls itself), “promote the positive aspects of the Juggalo lifestyle,” “support Juggalo charities,” and more.

“These are coins that rightfully belong to the Juggalo Family,” Nutt writes. “If someone is pretending to be a Juggalo just to get coins, that’s basically stealing from the Family. PUBLICLY. Trust me, that’s not something you want to do.”

It’s unclear if JuggaloCoin is actually real or a spoof. Since the debut of Bitcoin, dozens of other digital currencies have popped up — even ones that seem like a hoax, such as the cute, dog-inspired Dogecoin and the Kanye West-inspired Coinye.

If JuggaloCoin is indeed real, it might not be that absurd of an idea — considering how many Juggalos there are around the world. Also, the “family” has a massive marketing infrastructure with its annual Gathering of the Juggalos where tens of thousands of fans congregate, camp out, listen to live music, eat, get wasted, and brawl.

As the Insane Clown Posse says in its “Miracles” song, “There’s enough miracles here to blow your brains.”

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