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HEX Price
$0.00128
+0.13%
Market Cap
$221.67M
24H Volume
$120.01K
Circ Supply
173.41B

HEX Market Stats

  • Price $0.00128
  • 1H Change -0.59%
  • 24H Change +0.13%
  • 7 Day Change -6.47%
  • 30 Day Change -25.78%
  • 1 Year Change -59.36%
  • All-Time High $0.02885
  • % From ATH -81.41%
  • ATH Date Mar 10, 2024
  • Launch Date Jan 23, 2018

HEX Info

HEX is a cryptocurrency launched in late 2019 by the founder going by the name “Richard Heart” and “RadicalHeart.” It is an ERC20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain, with a maximum supply of 633,642,618,630 HEX tokens.

The Staking Mechanism

The core innovation claimed by HEX is its “proof-of-stake” certificate of deposit model. Holders of HEX can “stake” their tokens for a set period of time ranging from a few weeks to over 15 years. The longer the stake period, the higher the interest paid out from the protocol’s built-in inflation. This interest comes from minting new HEX tokens over time.

Proponents argue this incentivizes holders to lock up their tokens long-term, creating scarcity and price appreciation. Critics contend it is a digital Ponzi scheme that relies on a constant influx of new money to sustain itself.

Controversy and Critics

HEX has been extremely controversial since its inception. Many respected voices in the crypto world, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, have publicly criticized the project as a scam designed to enrich its founders at the expense of unsophisticated investors.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has also issued a warning and filed a lawsuit that HEX may be considered an unregistered security sale in violation of federal laws. HEX’s founders argue that software issues tokens, not an investment contract.

Despite the controversy, HEX maintains a dedicated cult-like following among its holders, many of whom have made significant gains as the token price has soared during bullish crypto market conditions.

Market Performance

In its short existence, the price of HEX has been extremely volatile, cycling through multiple boom and bust periods. After launching at around $0.0001, it rose as high as $0.50 in late 2021 before crashing over 90% in the 2022 crypto bear market.

Whether HEX is a legitimate and sustainable financial innovation remains hotly debated across the crypto world. Only time will tell if it can continue defying its detractors or eventually succumb to their warnings.

HEX Technical Info

  • Blockchain
  • Hash Algorithm None
  • Org. Structure Semi-centralized
  • Development Status Working product
  • Hard Wallet Support Yes

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