The Melanin Stock Symbol

Recently we published a blog post refuting the myth of the melanin stock market. One aspect of that urban legend which stuck is the idea of a melanin stock symbol.

The Melanin stock symbol. Melanin is not being sold on the stock market. That is a myth and an urban legend. Melanin being sold is extracted from the ink of sepia officinalis, the common cuttlefish.
The Melanin Stock Symbol was devised to draw energy from the Melanin Stock Market urban legend.

We took the legend of a melanin stock market and ran with it. Could a melanin stock market exist? How would the melanin economy function? How would melanin be traded as a commodity? How would a melanin stock symbol look?

Bar chart showing the historical rise of melanin value since 2014.

For the last we present the image of the melanin stock symbol. Remember, humans are not earth’s only source of melanin. Melanin being sold at $350 a gram more than gold comes from sepia officinalis, the common cuttlefish. Melanin is the output of a chemical process known as Melanogenesis. It starts with an amino acid known as tyrosine which when oxygenated by an enzyme called tyrosinase becomes first dopa then dopaquinone and lastly melanin.

By Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.

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