‘The Shiba Inu behind Dogecoin and memes passes away’

A beloved shiba inu dog named Kabosu, who inspired the iconic “Doge” meme and the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has passed away at the age of 18, as confirmed by her owner Atsuko Sato in a blog post. Kabosu rose to fame in 2010 when Sato shared a heartwarming photo of the rescue dog on her blog, capturing the hearts of internet users worldwide.

The image of Kabosu, with her side-eyed look and crossed-paws pose, became the face of the “doge” meme, featuring humorous captions in rainbow Comic Sans font. The meme’s popularity grew with the creation of Dogecoin in 2013, a cryptocurrency initially intended as a parody of digital currencies, which gained value following endorsements from celebrities like Elon Musk.

Musk, a vocal supporter of Dogecoin, expressed his condolences for Kabosu’s passing, sharing a tribute photo on social media. Following Musk’s post, Dogecoin experienced a 5% increase in value, demonstrating the impact of the shiba inu’s legacy on the digital currency world.

Kabosu had been battling health issues in recent years, including acute cholangiohepatitis and chronic lymphoma leukemia. Despite her health challenges, Kabosu will be remembered for her role in inspiring laughter and joy through memes and cryptocurrency, leaving a lasting legacy in the online community.