The hamster that trades cryptocurrencies. Mr. Goxx, who outbid some of Wall Street’s greatest names, died. After his owners decided to turn his antics into genuine trading as a joke to show the unpredictability of success in the cryptocurrency market, the hamster gained notoriety. Mr. Goxx made news in September of this year when its crypto portfolio soared by 24 percent in a single day, outperforming the S&P 500 and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.
Apart from modest renal failure, his unnamed German owners said that the hamster, whose true name was Max, showed no other symptoms of illness before passing away. “Mr. Goxx exhibited no indicators of serious sickness, except from minor renal troubles as a result of a professional mite treatment in his early days,” their owner said on Twitter. “After eating normally until Sunday, he abruptly refused to eat and slept soundly sleeping on Monday morning.”
Mr. Goxx, as he was known to the rest of the world, had a little “office” connected to his cage that was called the “Goxx Box.” Mr. Goxx chose whether he wanted to trade Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency by cycling a computer program through several possibilities in his wheel. He’d depart the wheel area by one of two tunnels, one labeled “buy” and the other “sell,” once he’d done his run.
Every time he entered the tunnels, he opened a Twitch broadcast, and an automatic tweet was sent to his followers to tell them that a trading session had begun. A mixture of software scripts, computers, and microcontrollers executed trades depending on his actions, thereby making every deal a random shot in the dark and eliminating the possibility of any foul activity.
According to Mr. Goxx’s most recent Twitch stream, Stellar, Ether, and Chiliz were his top three holdings. Through the selling of Goxx Capital-themed NFTs, Mr. Goxx’s caretaker made over $12,000 (approximately Rs. 8.93 lakh).
The money was used to extend the hamster’s trading portfolio and develop a bigger and better trading setup, according to an interview with Insider in October.
“For us humans behind Goxx Capital, the situation is difficult to fathom, and queries concerning the project’s probable continuation are not important to us at the moment (for the time being, we will leave everything as is),” wrote Mr. Goxx’s weeping dad, before thanking Mr. Goxx.