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A crypto-trading hamster with a record that outperformed some of the savviest investors on Wall Street has sadly died.
The tiny rodent, named Mr Goxx, had a small “office” which was dubbed the “Goxx Box” attached to his cage.
Mr. Goxx selected whether he wanted to trade Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency by running in his wheel, which cycled a computer program, though various options.
After he finished his run he was exit the wheel area through one of two tunnels – one marked “buy” and the other "sell”.
The entire apparatus was connected directly to a computer program that executed the little animal's chosen trades.
The furry financier’s trades were streamed via Twitch, and in September Fortune magazine reported that his portfolio was trading more strongly than major financial institutions such as the Standard and Poor 500, Cathie Wood, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.
But those financial giants can breathe a sigh of relief now, because the adorable little challenger has made his last trade.
Mr Goxx's official Twitter account announced on Tuesday that he had run around his wheel for the last time.
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“We feared this day like no other and are truly shocked for it to happen just now. In deep sorrow, we have to announce the loss of our beloved furry friend,” the announcement read.
His death was a peaceful one, the account reported: "While having normal amounts of food until Sunday, he then suddenly refused eating and fell asleep peacefully on Monday morning.”
His legacy will live on though: "Being with us as a pet for quite a while, he became famous out of nowhere. Mr. Goxx has brought joy to people all across the globe and reminded us not to take life too seriously.
"He shed light into dark moments of pandemic, inflation and many kinds of trouble."
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The two Germans behind Mr Goxx have chosen to remain anonymous. The duo – one a lecturer and prototyping specialist, and the other a programmer – say they preferred Mr Goxx to be the face of their "light-hearted side project”
The two men behind Mr Goxx have not announced any plans to replace him. “Thank you and rest in peace, Max (a.k.a Mr. Goxx),” they wrote.
“You will be missed, and your memory will live forever on the blockchain”.
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