Taking a different tact from other cannabis-themed coins, HempCoin is a digital asset designed to facilitate transactions between farmers, distributors, and dispensaries across the globe. Created in 2014 on Bitcoin’s source code, this coin is a 0% premined, proof-of-stake cryptocurrency that has been backed by shares of the publicly-traded Rocky Mountain Ayre, Inc. (RMTN).
HempCoin has their own wallet for windows and is available on Bittrex. The fact that they received backing from a publicly-traded company may be impressive but the lack of a roadmap or any evidence of use in actual dispensaries doesn’t inspire a lot of hope for the coin’s long-term prospects. Last year the company launched a marketplace but it doesn’t seem to be available on the website anymore.
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This is the third in a five part series on cannabis-themed cryptocurrencies. Stay tuned tomorrow when we’ll be talking about CannaCoin!