Kabosu, the Face of Dogecoin, Passes Away at 17

Crypto icon and Doge meme dog Kabosu has passed away. Kabosu passed away peacefully on May 24 aged 17.

Kabosu is the Shiba Inu who captured the hearts of millions as the face of the legendary “Doge” meme and the Dogecoin memecoin.

Kabosu’s owner, Atsuko Sato, announced the news in a post on her official blog, adding that there would be a farewell party at Flower Kaori in Kotsu no Mori, Narita City.

Kabosu first gained attention in 2010 when Sato posted photos of her adopted dog on her blog. One specific image of Kabosu, showing a skeptical and curious expression, quickly went viral, giving birth to the “Doge” meme.

By 2013, the popularity of the foundational meme surged after Dogecoin was created, using Kabosu’s image as its official logo.

Dogecoin has developed into a popular cryptocurrency responsible for several charitable initiatives, including clean water projects and funding for the Jamaican bobsled team.

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