Crypto Community Concerned as Real Dog behind Dogecoin Falls Sick
- Kabosu, the face behind , has fallen sick.
- Members of the cryptocurrency community came forward in support.
- Kabosu-inspired Dogecoin remains the 8th largest crypto in the world.
Atsuko Sat, a Japanese kindergarten teacher and Kabosu’s owner, posted on Instagram on December 26 and shared the post on Twitter, saying in Japanese that the dog behind the face of Dogecoin was in a “dangerous” state, adding that the dog would be “absolutely fine” thanks to the “power from all over the world” from his fans.
Upon hearing the news, people showed their solidarity in large numbers. One Twitter user who wished her well promised to cover “any expenses” for Kabosu’s recovery. Even Billy Markus, Dogecoin’s co-creator, tweeted on December 26, asking his two million followers to send “[love] and [prayers] and good vibes” to Sat and Kabosu.
Sat did not say what exactly was wrong with Kabosu, but she did say that he had not been eating or drinking since Christmas Eve. Considering that the usual lifespan of a Shiba Inu is 12–15 years, it is remarkable that Kabosu celebrated her 17th birthday in early 2022.
Originally published on Sat’s blog in 2010, the image of Kabosu was the catalyst for the “doge” meme genre. Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of , also paid a vis …
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