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Remembering Kabochan: The Real-Life Shiba Inu that Sparked the Dogecoin Phenomenon

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  • Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, mourned the passing of Kabochan, the Shiba Inu behind the Dogecoin meme.
  • Kabochan, known as Kabosu, passed away peacefully in her sleep, owner Atsuko Sato described her final moments as serene.

Recently, Vitalik Buterin, took to social media platform X to express his sadness over the death of Kabochan, the Shiba Inu dog that became famous as the face of the Dogecoin meme. Kabochan, more widely known by her original name, Kabosu, died naturally in her sleep, as announced by her owner, Atsuko Sato.

Sato described Kabosu’s last moments as calm and serene, occurring while sunlight filled the room and birds could be heard outside, marking a peaceful conclusion to the dog’s life. Responding to Sato’s announcement, Buterin posted a brief but heartfelt message: “Rest in Peace Kabochan.

Kabosu was not merely an internet sensation; she symbolized the fun and whimsical side of the internet and the emerging cryptocurrency culture. Her memorable facial expression not only launched a worldwide meme craze but also helped inspire Dogecoin. What began as a playful digital currency has evolved into the eighth-most valuable cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization of $22.88 billion.

Kabosu was born approximately on November 2, 2005, and was rescued from a puppy mill by Atsuko Sato, who is a kindergarten teacher in Sakura, Japan. Kabosu’s image as the “Doge” went viral in 2013, bringing smiles and laughter to people globally.

The announcement of Kabochan’s death has touched many across social media platforms. The Dogecoin community, also known as “Shibes,” and the larger cryptocurrency community have been actively honoring her memory. Dogecoin’s official X account expressed their condolences, stating, 

“Today Kabosu, our community’s shared friend and inspiration, peacefully passed in the arms of her person. The impact this one dog has had across the world is immeasurable. She was a being who knew only happiness and limitless love.”

In a similar vein, the Dogecoin Foundation shared their tribute: 

“Rest in peace, dear Kabosu, beloved Doge. You were very much wow.”

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628
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