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Birthday Shiba Inu: Meet the Dog Behind Viral Memecoin Logo

It is safe to say that not everyone in the cryptocurrency community is familiar with the breed of dog whose image inspired the official dogecoin logo. Shiba Inu, the dog breed, has gained popularity as a result of Doge and Shiba Inu’s recent bullish streaks. Actually, doge memes have been around since 2013, but most people who are new to them will say that the great bullish runs of memecoins based on the dog breed prompted them to learn more about it.

Today is the 16th birthday of the original Shiba Inu dog who inspired the doge meme, and the doge community is in a frenzy to celebrate her. The dog, named Kabosu, has now been in existence for just a little over a decade and a half and while that age is not uncommon for dogs, doge community members will be happy to associate her good health at that age with future healthy performance of the coin.


Kabosu broke the internet in 2010 when a series of pictures of her became popular memes. Kabosu was a rescue dog who was purchased by her owner in 2008. Her owner began posting adorable pictures of her on his blog. The images gained traction and became an instant hit with internet users. Kabosu quickly rose to legendary status. On her birthday, the owner posted adorable photos of her on her dedicated Instagram page. The image has received over 55,000 likes. A true legend!

Kabosu would later inspire the creation of the so-called memecoins, DOGE and Shiba Inu. The latter adopted Kabosu and her close relatives’ generic names. What began as a joke has now resulted in cryptocurrencies with a combined market cap of $70 billion. Earlier this year, Kabosu’s owner stated on Instagram that he had no idea the impact Kabosu’s photos would have on the internet. It is safe to say that Kabosu has astounded everyone in the world.

Celebrating Kabosu

Billy Markus, one of the founders of Dogecoin, took to Twitter earlier today to celebrate Kabosu’s birthday. He began by announcing the title of the new fake CEO of dogecoin, then praised her before revealing her name. He stated:

“ The new fake CEO of dogecoin is…! One who has embodied dogecoin before it was even in existence. They are the most qualified for the position. It is unquestionable. The goodest doge of all, the face of the coin, who has inspired millions to Do Only Good Everyday. Kabosu.”

It was of no surprise when Elon Musk replied to the tweet with a clapping emoji. Musk is a known supporter and lover of DOGE and is known for posting pictures of his Shiba Inu dog. Just yesterday, Musk had tweeted in response to a tweet asking who could be the new fake CEO of dogecoin. He replied to the tweet saying that his dog is a perfect candidate. Of course, his dog is another Shiba Inu dog! 

These are indeed exciting times for the crypto industry as we witness the next moves of the memecoins.

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