Pepe the Frog, once a simple internet amphibian, has evolved into a meme icon and made a significant leap onto the crypto exchange platform Bitstamp.

This event catalyzed a striking 31% surge in the price of PEPE, the cryptocurrency bearing Pepe's name, raising curiosity about its future trajectory.

With the digital asset landscape facing scrutiny, as noted by the Cardano founder's commentary on traditional financial systems challenging crypto, Bitstamp's embrace of PEPE adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing dialogue about the sector's resilience and adaptability.

As the community watches closely, the long-term viability and impact of PEPE in the volatile crypto market remain to be seen, marking a critical point in the meme's journey from online humor to financial significance.