Of Course There’s a Kanye-Themed Bitcoin Alternative Called “Coinye”

January 2, 2014 | Andy Cush

Now that Dogecoin is dead, you’ll need another cyrptocurrency based on a pop cultural meme in which to invest all your hard-earned money. Enter Coinye, a totally-not-a-joke digital currency based on Yeezus himself. In an interview with Noisey, Coinye’s creators say they’re interested in reaching users who wouldn’t otherwise be interested in this sort of thing.

Our goal with Coinye West is to make it easier for people to use cryptocurrency. Right now, it’s kind of a dark art for people to mine coins. We plan on releasing a front end to the “mining” programs called CoinyeMiner. It will make things a lot more simple and people will be able to make their own coins. We’re working round-the-clock to get everything going as smoothly as possible.
Coinye’s creators say they’re going live with the currency January 11th. Their website, at the moment, is conspicuously down.