What is SafeMoon? Price, where to buy, news and more

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Editor's note

Be careful with cryptocurrency. The crypto market is highly volatile and we do not recommend any particular cryptocurrency.

SafeMoon is one of the newest and fastest-growing cryptocurrencies, even in a market that saw Bitcoin and Ethereum reach record-high values in recent months.

Even so, SafeMoon is a most unusual digital currency, as it imposes a penalty on anyone who tries to trade their coins (or “tokens”). Only a few months old, its sheer newness also might lead some potential crypto buyers to see it as an unknown quantity. 

That said, it's been attracting a fair bit of attention of late, so it's possible that you've landed on this page with the intention of investing in it. If that's the case, then tread carefully. 

Cryptocurrencies can make for risky investments, due to the inherent volatility in the market. They're not like most traditional stocks, where gains — and falls — tend to be incremental; fortunes have been wiped out overnight. Never invest more than you can afford to lose and do your research first.

It's also possible that you just want to find out more about what SafeMoon actually is — in which case, read on for our full guide.

What is SafeMoon?

SafeMoon is an altcoin: a blockchain-based digital currency broadly similar to Bitcoin, but with some clear distinctions as well. It launched in March 2021 and has already racked up over 1 million users.

SafeMoon’s unique feature is that it charges a 10% fee to anyone who sells their tokens; 5% of this fee is then redistributed to all other SafeMoon owners, essentially rewarding those who hang onto their tokens and disincentivizing selling.

One criticism of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is how they’ve strayed from their original goal of providing a working, decentralized currency to simply become investable commodities; it’s not clear what, if anything, you’ll actually be able to buy with SafeMoon, but the selling fee is at least encouraging owners not to just buy and sell their tokens for now.

SafeMoon could also be seen as a more serious take on Dogecoin, the tongue-in-cheek altcoin with an unofficial rallying cry of “To the moon” — SafeMoon’s slogan is “Safely to the Moon.” 

Latest SafeMoon news (Updated June 2)

  • SafeMoon value is up by 1.6% in the past 24 hours. It's currently at $0.00000436.
  • SafeMoon's CEO John Karony and COO Jack Haines have revealed plans to use Minecraft as a platform to test possible new features.
  • The pair also announced that they were working with Simplex, a platform that enables users to purchase cryptocurrency using a credit or debit card.
  • A billboard for the cryptocurrency appeared in New York's Times Square last month (May 10), along with a message proclaiming it "The world's fastest growing cryptocurrency."

SafeMoon price: How much is SafeMoon worth?

Like Dogecoin, SafeMoon is worth a lot less than Bitcoin or Ethereum per-unit, but had been climbing in value until recently. Coin Market Cap currently has each token at $0.00000436, down on its peak of $0.000014 in late April, but a sharp increase from its $0.0000000010 launch value. 

That's not enough for it to make it into the list of top cryptocurrency performers by market cap, but it’s already attracting attention from potential investors looking to get involved while SafeMoon is still cheap — despite the selling fee.

Is SafeMoon safe?

Cryptocurrencies are often highly volatile, and on current evidence SafeMoon doesn’t look to be much different: even as its value grows it’s still prone to big slides, one of which already occurred in April and another of which took place last month.

How to buy SafeMoon

If you’re willing to take the risk, then you can buy SafeMoon from one of four crypto exchanges: PancakeSwap, BitMart, WhiteBit and Bakery Swap. It’s a more complex process than simply buying a currency like Bitcoin, though: you basically need to buy BinanceCoin, another cryptocurrency, then swap it for SafeMoon.

To use PancakeSwap, for instance, you first need to download the Trust Wallet app, then buy BinanceCoins (either BNB or BSC) and add them to the wallet. You then visit PancakeSwap through the Trust Wallet app, find the SafeMoon page and swap your Binance there.

A dedicated SafeMoon wallet is in the works, which may simplify the process. Just remember that using cryptocurrencies as investments is risky at the best of times — they're usually far more volatile than traditional stocks and the market is, at present, unregulated, In the end, it’s your own money on the line — so we'd suggest never investing more than you can afford to lose.

James Archer

James is currently Hardware Editor at Rock Paper Shotgun, but before that was Audio Editor at Tom’s Guide, where he covered headphones, speakers, soundbars and anything else that intentionally makes noise. A PC enthusiast, he also wrote computing and gaming news for TG, usually relating to how hard it is to find graphics card stock.

  • Fred Tenson
    I'm not a Safemoon holder myself as I'm following other projects but I find this article highly misleading and questionable having a section on "Is Safemoon safe?" without mentioning they have been audited.

    Also, I'm shocked you would actually publish "SafeMoon has also been compared to a Ponzi scheme, as any profits you could make in future are based on someone paying more for the tokens than you did further down the line". Not only is this not true in any respect, but it's also no different than any other cryptocurrency or many stocks and is tantamount inflammatory defimation.
  • shan004
    it seems pump and dump because of their 10 percent fee rule
  • ThiccAzzMaincoon
    Forget Safemoon. It's old and it has run its course. I just recently went all-in on EverETH. It allows you to collect Ethereum in your wallet just by holding the token. Similar to Safemoon but without the hype and drama.