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Kabosu, the shiba inu dog behind dogecoin passes away


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Kabosu, the popular dog and face of Dogecoin and other numerous doge-themed meme coins has died. Atsuko Sato, 62, who’s the owner of the dog announced the departure of Kabosu via a blog post on Friday. 

In the post, the owner who’s a kindergarten teacher from the city of Sakura in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, revealed that Kabosu aged more than 18 years old before her death. More so, Atsuko Sato revealed that there will be a farewell party for Kabosu on Sunday, May 26 by 1 pm at Flower Kaori in Kotsu no Mori, Narita City. 

Sato, while recalling their time together, revealed that Kabosu was a rescue dog that was at a point about to be put down. She added that ever since the dog came to her home, numerous things have occurred that have enriched her life, giving her a treasure trove of priceless moments.  

It is worth mentioning that around late 2022, Kabosu was diagnosed with leukemia and liver disease. However, according to Sato, the dog bounced back, recovering swiftly after taking antibiotics. Before then, the owner indicated that the dog lost her appetite and that she stopped drinking and eating. 

However, Sato in her post failed to disclose if Kabosu died from the complications of the diagnosis in 2022. 

How Kabosu Became a Meme Coin Sensation 

The Shiba Inu dog became a meme sensation in 2010 after her famous image went viral. According to Sato, there was nothing unusual about the picture as she often takes many almost every day. She disclosed that Kabosu is a camera-loving dog who loves taking pictures every day. 

Surprisingly, the particular picture went viral after Sato took a picture of Kabosu and uploaded it on her blog. Thereafter, the picture went viral and inspired numerous memes. Also, the picture inspired the creation of the popular meme coin, DOGE, which surfaced in 2013 as a joke virtual currency. 

So far, Kabosu has inspired more meme coins like Shiba Inu and Floki Inu. Consequently, the growth and acceptance of the tokens have nurtured the meme coin market into one of the most crucial sectors in the cryptocurrency landscape. 

According to Coinmarketcap, the meme coin sector has a market cap worth more than $58 billion. Kabosu-inspired tokens like DOGE and SHIB contributed more than $36 billion to the total market cap of the meme coin sector. 

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