A crypto-trading hamster named Mr. Gox once overtook indexes and funds like the S&P 500 and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Mr Gox has sadly passed away, the hamster’s anonymous owners announced. The hamster gained significant prominence in September when the value of its cryptocurrency portfolio increased by 24% in one day. With this, the hamster outperformed the S&P 500 index and Warren BuffettBerkshire Hathaway in the same period. Mr Goxx’s German owners said the hamster had no notable signs of illness before he breathed his last.
“We were scared as of this day and are really shocked for this to happen now. In deep sorrow, we have to announce the loss of our dearest friend,” the owners wrote using the @mrgoxx Twitter handle. Said. “Mr. Gox showed no signs of serious illness, other than that a professional mite had some kidney problems. He was treated in his early days. After eating normal amount till Sunday, he suddenly refused to eat and died on Monday. Sleep peacefully in the morning,” continued the German masters.
Having been with us as a pet for a long time, he became famous out of nowhere. Mr. Goxx has brought joy to people around the world and reminded us not to take life too seriously. He sheds light on the darkest moments of pandemic, inflation and troubles of many kinds. — Mr. Goxx (@mrgoxx) November 24, 2021
The hamster, known as Mr. Gox, had a fully equipped office that included a hamster wheel. The wheel used to select a cryptocurrency to interact with Mr. Gox. There were also two tunnels in his office – one indicating a buy, while the other indicated a sale of selected cryptocurrencies.
Mr Goxx also did a livestream on Twitch, which was watched by thousands. Many people also kept an eye on his performance on Twitter. According to a report in Fortune, Mr. Gox once gave a shout-out to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and was mentioned on The Daily Show.