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Roaring Kitty Discloses $180 Million GameStop Position: Meme Coins Skyrocket

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Updated by Harsh Notariya
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In Brief

  • GameStop shares soared 19% after Keith Gill revealed a GME position with notional value of $180 million.
  • Gill’s post spurred a 220% surge in the Solana-based GME meme coin’s value; market cap surpassed $85 million.
  • Kitty-themed cryptocurrencies such as KITTY AI (KITTY) also doubled in value amid market excitement.
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GameStop (GME) stock soared by 19% in overnight trading on Robinhood following a revelation by Keith Gill, famously known as “The Roaring Kitty.”

On Reddit’s “DeepFuckingValue” account, Gill disclosed that he holds a notional value of over $180 million in GME shares and call options. This marked his first Reddit post since April 2021.

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The post included a screenshot showing Gill’s investment of $115.7 million for 5 million GME shares and an additional $65.7 million in call options. This bold wager hinges on GameStop’s share price reaching at least $20 by June 21.

Although his portfolio showed over $9.3 million gain from the shares, his options currently reflect a loss nearing $2.5 million.

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Gill's Latest Reddit Post Disclosing His GME Positions
Gill’s Latest Reddit Post Disclosing His GME Positions. Source: Reddit

Gill’s strategic disclosure also triggered a significant rally in the meme coin sector. Specifically, it impacted the Solana-based GME meme coin. This digital asset witnessed a 220% surge in value, pushing its market capitalization beyond $85 million within 24 hours.

Market enthusiasts on platforms like X (formerly Twitter) speculate that GME will surge further.

“If the rumors I’m hearing are true, this might be a one-off event in the history of Solana. We can be looking at a $2-3 billion market capitalization,” a crypto enthusiast, G-Chairman said.

Furthermore, the sentiment around meme investments has visibly intensified. Community members recall the trading restrictions during the 2021 GME short squeeze. Consequently, investors, wary of potential similar restrictions, are diversifying their bets to include meme coins like GME on the Solana blockchain.

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GME Price Performance
GME Price Performance. Source: BeInCrypto

Moreover, the hype has not been limited to GME-related assets. Other kitty-themed cryptocurrencies, including Kitty AI, have also seen their values double in response to the current market excitement.

This surge mirrors the broader impact of Gill’s influence, reminiscent of the meme stock and meme coin rallies spurred by Gill’s return on X in mid-May. Then, GameStop and AMC shares leaped over 70%.

Today, Gill posted a green UNO reverse card on X, adding an element of mystery. This move is typical of his cryptic communication style, which often precedes significant market movements.

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Harsh Notariya
Harsh Notariya is a journalist at BeInCrypto, who writes about various topics, including decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), tokenization, crypto airdrops, decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins, and altcoins. Before joining BeInCrypto, he was a community consultant at Totality Corp, specializing in the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Additionally, Harsh was a blockchain content writer and researcher at Financial Funda, where he created educational reports on...