World

Squid Game’s crypto SQUID grows 2400% as New York schools ban costumes

15:12, 29 October 2021
Squid Game’s crypto SQUID grows 2400% as New York schools ban costumes

The popular Squid Game series which has broken many of the streaming platform Netflix’s own records has launched its own cryptocurrency offering buyers to participate in their own Squid Game session.


Squid Game is Netflix Korea’s series where a group of people play through deadly games to win a huge cash prize.

The tokens of the crypto which received the name SQUID is currently trading at $2.22.

It has gone up by over 2,400% since the last 24 hours making many traders and investors want to participate in the hype.

However, multiple users said that they are unable to sell their tokens.

The reason for that is unknown however it is possible that it is due to the anti-dumping technology which does not allow a person to sell his token or tokens in case certain conditions are not met.

The SQUID token is connected to the upcoming online tournament which will have the same games mentioned in the series, however this time without a limit on the number of participants.

To participate in the online tournament one must buy the tokens and NFTs.

10% of the payments will go to the developers while everything else will be contributed to the price pool.

As SQUID is rallying several elementary schools in New York forbade their pupils from dressing as characters from the series. 

The schools which include Enders Road, Mott Road and Faytteville said they "wanted to make sure our families are aware that it would be inappropriate for any student to wear to school a Halloween costume from this show because of the potential violent messages aligned with the costume."

Under the guidelines of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District all halloween costumes that have violent or gory elements in them are banned just like any costume that has weapons, even fantasy swords.

Despite the series being oriented at adults with scenes of deaths, sex and smoking it has gained wide popularity among children too.

Some school children even went on copying various games from Squid Game and played them during school breaks.

Some schools kike the Central Integrated Prinary School in the UK went fuerther and issued warnings concerning the show.

"In this programme there are mass killings, torture and scenes of a sexual nature," the school wrote on Facebook. "It is classed as hyper violent and is most definitely not appropriate for primary aged children to be watching," it said on its Facebook page.