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Garlicoin is a garlic bread-themed cryptocurrency launched by Redditor DigitalizedOrange using Litecoin (LTC) technology.


On December 25th, 2017, Redditor DigitalizedOrange created the /r/garlicoin[2] subreddit, where he submitted a post titled "If this post gets 30,000 upvotes, I will make a garlic bread cryptocurrency called garlicoin" to /r/garlicoin.[1] Over the next month the post gained over 45,800 points (88% upvoted) and 1,200 comments.


On December 26th, DigitalizedOrange republished the post to the Garlic Bread Dating Simulator-themed subreddit /r/GBDS,[5] where it accumulated upwards of 19,900 points (72% upvoted) and 160 comments in 29 days. That day, a post about the cryptocurrency was submitted to Steemit[3] titled "Garlicoin, the new MemeCoin?" Also on December 26th, Redditor AlexanderSalamander submitted a fake tweet screenshot of Elon Musk claiming "I'm selling all my #bitcoin for the launch of #garlicoin" to /r/garlicoin,[4] where it gathered upwards of 1,400 points (95% upvoted) within one month (shown below).

On January 12th, 2018, Redditor SuperficialPickle444 submitted an image macro of the Garlicoin logo captioned with "Upvote Garlicoin / And someone will deliver you 100 garlicoin at launch" to /r/garlicoin,[8] where it accumulated more than 54,600 points (77% upvoted) and 48,000 comments within 11 days (shown below). That day, the /r/GarlicMarket[12] subreddit was created for trades of the cryptocurrency. On January 13th, 2018, the website was submitted to /r/Buttcoin,[7] where the top comment described Garlicoin as "the next Doge."

On January 21st, DigitalizedOrange announced the official launched of the coin, recommending adopters use the Garlium wallet located on GitHub.[10][11] That day, the GarlicTip Reddit account submitted a post claiming to be a "tip bot" that required karma "to get pas Reddit's Api limits." Within 48 hours, the post gained upwards of 49,700 points (68% upvoted) and 1,700 comments on /r/garlicoin.[9]

Garlicoin memes on Reddit

Since Garlicoin was introduced to Reddit, many different memes spawned about this topic. These memes, are, in general, text macros used on images to depict a certain passion for Garlicoin, comparing Garlicoin to other objects or other cryptocurrencies, and basic memes about garlic in general.

Karma whoring on /r/Garlicoin

Many posts on the /r/Garlicoin subreddit that gained large amounts of upvotes are so-called "bamboozle" posts, where a "karma whore" user posts a simple sentence like "If this gets 10,000 up votes I will give every up voter 1 garlicoin", with the intent of gaining free karma. Some of these posts managed to get upwards of 30 thousand upvotes. Since some time, the moderators of /r/Garlicoin started deleting "simple" karma whoring posts (such as giveaways or topics already exploited before).

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