• A farewell ceremony for Kabosu will be held on Sunday, May 26th, in a Narita city park.
  • The beloved Shiba Inu, Kabosu, whose image inspired cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, passed away at over 17 years old.

Narita City, Japan Kabosu, the dog whose iconic image inspired the creation of meme cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB), has died at the age of over 17. Her passing marks the end of an era that began with a viral meme and led to the creation of entire digital currency ecosystems.

In a blog post, Kabosu’s owner announced the news, saying, “We will be holding a farewell party for Kabo-chan on Sunday, May 26th. It will be held at Flower Kaori in Kotsu no Mori, Narita City, from 1 pm to 4 pm.”

Kabosu gained internet fame in 2010 when her owner posted a photo of her with a curious sideways glance, which became a popular meme. The image, known as the “Doge” meme, became the inspiration behind Dogecoin(DOGE), a cryptocurrency initially created as a joke but which quickly gained a large following and market value. Dogecoin’s success paved the way for numerous other dog-themed digital tokens, including Shiba Inu and Floki.

The community-driven nature of Dogecoin and its derivatives has made them a unique phenomenon within the cryptocurrency space, characterized by passionate online communities and significant market valuations. Despite their origins as internet jokes, these tokens have grown into a substantial sector within the broader blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

The impact of Kabosu’s meme on popular culture and finance cannot be overstated. Dogecoin, in particular, has been used for various charitable causes and sponsorships, thanks in part to its widespread adoption and enthusiastic community. Meanwhile, Shiba Inu has garnered its own following and ecosystem, contributing to the vibrant and rapidly evolving landscape of decentralized finance.

Kabosu’s owner expressed gratitude to the online community, stating, “We are thankful for everyone’s warm support for Kabo-chan over the years. She has touched the hearts of many people.”

The farewell ceremony scheduled for Sunday in Narita City is expected to draw many supporters, both locally and from around the world. The event will celebrate Kabosu’s life and her unexpected impact on global culture and technology.

As the cryptocurrency industry continues to mature, the legacy of Kabosu and her meme will likely endure as a testament to the unpredictable ways in which internet culture can influence and shape financial markets. The viral image of Kabosu’s inquisitive expression will forever be associated with the early days of a transformative era in digital finance.

For more information about Kabosu’s farewell ceremony and to learn more about her legacy, visit the official website and social media channels dedicated to her memory.