Anonymous, a decentralized hacking group known for hacking companies and governments to push various causes, has announced that it would launch its own crypto coin.
The hacking group will call its crypto token ’Anon Inu’, which will be launched on the Binance Smart Chain.
According to an Anonymous member in a video, one of the token’s aims is to fight the growing influence of Elon Musk and China into the crypto sphere.
Is this still the real Anonymous?
After the video was released, a lot of analysts were skeptical about Anonymous’ decision to dip their hands into the crypto “meme” coin world, which might taint the group’s credibility.
Some even doubt that this was still the Anonymous that made headlines before. And there is a high possibility that whoever is behind this announcement was just attempting to ride on the popularity of the meme coins.
The group also claimed in the video that part of the proceeds it will get from the Anon Inu coin will go to the animal shelters to contribute to the welfare of animals.
A closer look at Anonymous
Anonymous rose to fame because of its mission to fight for human rights, tyranny, autonomy, and other major problems of society.
For the first time, computer hacking wasn’t used for selfish purposes but as a tool to fight the inequality coming from big corporations and governments.
Over the years, Anonymous was able to virtually infiltrate the agencies of countries which includes the U.S., Israel, Tunisia, and Uganda. It has also attacked big corporations like Sony, MasterCard, Visa, and Paypal.
The Guy Fawkes mask, which is based on the “V for Vendetta” movie and novel, has become the hacker group’s official symbol.
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