Memecoin Fight: DADDY Surpasses MOTHER Despite Insider Trading Activity Allegations

The celebrity memecoin mania has added a new player with the recently launched Daddy Tate (DADDY). The token, promoted by the controversial figure Andrew Tate, has gained traction, surpassing Iggy Azalea’s MOTHER.  However, Tate is now accused of some concerning activity for crypto investors.

Andrew Tate Endorses DADDY

On June 11, former pro kickboxer and controversial online figure Andrew Tate started promoting a new memecoin. The DADDY token was marketed as the direct competition to Iggy Azalea’s MOTHER, the most successful celebrity launch.

Before he endorsed DADDY, Tate stated he held zero tokens but was aware there were hundreds of memecoins related to his likeness. Days later, he invited popular crypto trader Ansem to fight him in a boxing match, claiming this was “his cycle.” He also suggested that the loser donates $10 million to a token of the winner’s choosing.

Tate’s approach received mixed reactions from the members of the crypto community. Content creator Jakey jokingly claimed that Crypto Twitter was the new YouTube. Another user stated, “Every day we get further away from god.”

On Tuesday, Tate promoted the Daddy Tate memecoin, which was also received with mixed feelings and some criticism. The promotional posts targeted Azalea’s MOTHER while making sexist “jokes” and using domestic violence as a punchline.

I heard about a coin called mother so now I’m supporting a coin called $DADDY to flip it for the patriarchy. We’re bringing the Gs back make me a fucking sandwich females.

Tate’s Memecoin Called Out For Insider Trading

On Wednesday, crypto analytics firm Bubblemaps accused the token of having “huge insider activity.” According to the firm, they found suspicious activity before Tate started promoting DADDY.

Bubblemaps revealed that insiders allegedly bought 30% of the token’s supply at launch. On June 9, Daddy Tate’s team sent 40% of the total supply to the former kickboxer, which he promised not to sell. Additionally, he bought $10,000 worth of DADDY and burned it.

Despite this, the token seems to “have a catch.” Per the report, 11 wallets are holding 20% of the supply. These wallets were founded through Binance with “nearly identical amounts at the same time.” Moreover, they bought the tokens, worth around $30 million, on June 9, before the team started to promote the token on X.

The firm claims that the timing and amounts “strongly suggest” the wallets belong to the same group. Similarly, two other clusters hold an additional 10% of the supply and seem to be linked through a third wallet.

Bubblemaps urged investors to remain cautious as the insiders “seem to be active on $DADDY and are trying to cover their tracks.” The firm warned that “one of these wallets could nuke the liquidity pool.”


After Tate’s post about DADDY, the crypto community called him out for his posts. Some users suggested he returned when the token was a MOTHER’s level. At the time, Daddy Tate had a $45 million market capitalization and was trading at $0.1499.

Nonetheless, DADDY gained traction on Wednesday, surging to $0.36. In 24 hours, the token increased by 143% to a new all-time high (ATH) and reached a $280 million market capitalization. This performance saw the memecoin surpass MOTHER despite the controversial promotion and insider activity allegations.

Since then, the token has retraced to the $0.24 price level, a 32% decline in the last 12 hours. DADDY had a market cap of $240 million at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, MOTHER saw a 46% surge on Wednesday, which propelled the price from $0.15 to $0.22. In the following hours, the memecoin’s price declined 36% to the $0.14 range before recovering.

As of this writing, Azalea’s token is trading for $0.17 and has a market capitalization of $169 million. Despite retracing nearly 40% since its June 5 all-time high, MOTHER still exhibits a 1,900% increase from its launch two weeks ago.


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