Meet the Fastest Cryptocurrency in the World; She has Four Legs
While the crypto media, Cryptonews.com including, often talk of the crypto market in racing terms, and many crypto projects aim to win the transaction speed race, we could not miss an opportunity to talk about a real race and the fastest Cryptocurrency.
If you're ready to hear it, the world’s fastest Cryptocurrency is a brave four-year old horse with a fighting spirit. Not even her trainer was sure if she’d be able to make it, but she proved the world wrong, garnering a number of victories. (Reminds of something, right?)
This horse is owned by one Balkrishen Sagan-Maraj and has been trained by the former champion trainer Philip Feanny. It’s not really clear why she’s called Cryptocurrency, but one can imagine she was named by a supporter trying to spread the word. As a four-year-old horse, she’s carrying WFA (weight for age) of 122 lbs, which includes her jockey, his clothing, the saddle, girth, and saddle cloth.
At age three, in July 2019, this girl captured the Titania Trophy at Caymanas Park, a former sugar estate in Jamaica once owned by Alexander Hamilton, turned into a track and opened in 1959. Being in fifth place at first, guided by Ian “Dolly Baby” Spence, Cryptocurrency surged through, turning this into a neck and neck race between her and Soul Cure, with Cryptocurrency taking a dramatic victory, completing the five-and-a-half furlongs distance of the race in a time of 1:06.3.
“She has had some mental problems and at one point we were not even sure she would continue to race,” said Cryptocurrency’s trainer, “but she has been gradually getting over them and [...] is now giving an indication that she is ready to mature and do something in her life.”
Again, reminds of Bitcoin (BTC), right? We're not sure about the 'mental problems' part, but many were in doubt whether BTC would continue its race. However, it has been gradually getting stronger and is now giving an indication that it is ready to mature and do something with our lives.
Meanwhile, in late July, Cryptocurrency finished unplaced in the Jamaica St Ledger, but in September this year, after a 42-day racing rest, Cryptocurrency returned to the Jamaica’s race track, where she registered her third win. “With a half-a-furlong to go and with Prince Charles still in front, Cryptocurrency sprouted wings and flashed by to win by ¾ lengths,” an article describes the race. The girl ran the distance in a time of 1:06.4, guided by lightweight veteran reinsman Oneil “Lester Piggott” Mullings, says Jamaica's Daily Observer. Mullings decided to put Cryptocurrency on the inside rails but had to wait for an opening “and when that opportunity arrived a fearless Mullings pushed through his mount to land the gambit.” The trainer Feanny said he was pleased with Cryptocurrency’s performance, “as she obviously enjoyed the sloppy underfoot condition. She's just a nice filly and we will see how she develops.”
Mullings raised some eyebrows in November, having Cryptocurrency coasted in the lane, losing by a neck to Princess Ava. It was explained, however, that the horse “simply doesn’t like to run unaccompanied [so] Mullings, who had won aboard her on September 7, forced to come from off the pace, now found himself in front and, knowing her tendency, decided not to have her go too far from the chasing pack, literally toying on the lead” so that she wouldn’t haul up.
Now in December, Cryptocurrency faced a few of her well-known rivals at six furlongs. She “need only repeat her effort to be a comfortable winner, as long as she doesn’t haul up on the lead,” says an article. On December 8, following her wins and in the face of her loses, Cryptocurrency was back to the top, closing “the card with an exciting victory,” winning the RON RON trophy.
Meanwhile, speaking of horse racing and crypto, while ‘Cryptocurrency’ is an unusual name for a horse – or anybody for that matter – using crypto to bet on horses is not that uncommon. Bitcoin (BTC) is said to be the main crypto used in horse racing betting, but many Bitcoin sportsbooks will accept altcoins as well.