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Farewell Kabosu: The Doge Meme Legend Passes Away at 17

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  • May 24 saw the quiet death of Dogecoin’s mascot, Kabosu.
  • The memory of Kabosu still represents meme culture and communal spirit.

The Shiba Inu known to millions as the face of the fabled “Doge” and Dogecoin memes, Kabosu, died peacefully on May 24 at the age of 17. Owner of Kabosu, Atsuko Sato, made the announcement in a moving statement on her official blog.

In addition to thanking Kabosu profusely for her love and support over the years, Sato announced a farewell celebration on May 26 at Flower Kaori in Kotsu no Mori, Narita City.

Condolences from the Crypto Community 

Fans of Kabosu and the cryptocurrency community have shared their condolences along with some of their greatest memories of the dog that rose to fame online. As the face of Dogecoin and crypto culture, Kabosu will always represent community spirit and motivate next meme generations.

In 2010, Sato published pictures of her adopted puppy on her blog, which brought Kabosu initial notice. The “Doge” meme was born after a particular photo of Kabosu with a doubtful and inquisitive look went viral very fast. Together with words written in Comic Sans and bad English, this one picture became a mainstay of online culture.

From Joke to Valuable Cryptocurrency

The original joke gained enormous popularity by 2013, when Dogecoin was launched with Kabosu’s picture serving as its official emblem.

Though it was first meant to be a joke, Dogecoin grew to become a major cryptocurrency that funded the Jamaican bobsled team and clean water projects.

CoinMarketCap data show the price of DOGE as of right now is at $0.1646, down 4.42% in the last 24 hours but exhibiting a bullish trend with a 3.78% rise over the previous seven days.

Concern about Kabosu Health and Abundant Support

The cryptocurrency community responded overwhelmingly to Sato’s December 2022 announcement that Kabosu was in a “dangerous position” health-wise.

This includes a request for support from Dogecoin founder Billy Markus, also known as Shibetoshi Nakamoto, to one X user, who offered to pay “any expenses needed to make sure she gets the best treatment.”

Meanwhile, ETHNews previously covered well-known cryptocurrency analyst Kaleo, who foresaw a possible price spike for Dogecoin, which increased the meme coin’s already increasing popularity.

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