Shiba Inu, who became the face of Dogecoin, died at the age of 18


The beloved Shiba Inu Kaposu, who inspired the “dog” meme and the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, died peacefully on Friday at the age of 18, according to his owner Atsuko Sato.

Key Points:

  • Kaposu rose to fame in 2010 through a viral photo posted Sato’s blog.

  • The the dog Characterized by humorous captions in a comic sans typeface, the meme led to the creation of the cryptocurrency token.

  • Kapusu’s legacy includes significant charitable contributions and a lasting impact on internet culture, with a statue in his honor and widespread fan support.


  • Kaposu was adopted by Sato, a kindergarten teacher, after being rescued from an animal shelter in 2008. In 2010, Sato became an internet sensation after posting a photo of herself with her feet folded and with a confused expression.

  • The film inspired the “Doge” meme, characterized by humorous, grammatically incorrect titles in Comic Sans typeface. The meme’s popularity extends to corporate advertisements, weather apps, and more Even government agencies.

  • Kaposu’s figure eventually became the face dogecoinA cryptocurrency was created As a joke in 2013. A photo of a Shiba Inu sold as an NFT for $4 million, reflecting his widespread influence.

  • That dog suffered from Leukemia and liver disease By late 2022. In an Instagram post He shared On Friday, Sato wrote:

“To all of you who loved Kaposu,

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On the morning of May 24, Kapusu crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you so much for your support over the years.

She went so peacefully without suffering, as if she were sleeping feeling the warmth of my arms.

A big thank you to everyone who has loved Kaposu over the years. I firmly believe that Kapozu is the happiest dog in the world.

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That makes me the happiest owner in the world.

My deepest appreciation to everyone who sent us so much love.”

  • Statue of Kaposu worth $100,000 Published In November last year in his hometown of Sakura, Japan. His legacy includes significant charitable donations facilitated by Dogecoin, including more than $1 million to Save the Children.

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  • The internet is mourning Kapusu’s death. Tributes have been pouring in across social media since Sato’s heartbreaking announcement, with many calling him a “hero”, “icon” and “legend”.

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