Mr. Goxx, also known as Max, is a hamster that quickly rose to fame in the summer of 2021 thanks to his cryptocurrency trading skills. He made headlines in September for his crypto portfolio gaining 24% in one day, which outperformed Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and the S&P 500.
His success was sadly short-lived, with Mr. Gox passing away from unknown causes on November 22. “Mr. Goxx showed no signs of serious illness, besides having some kidney issues as a cause of a professional mite treatment in his early days. While having normal amounts of food until Sunday, he then suddenly refused eating and fell asleep peacefully on Monday morning.” said his official Twitter account, “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.”
He was head of Goxx Captial, based in Germany. His trading office centered around his “intention wheel” which allowed him to pick between around 30 cryptocurrencies. He would then run through either a “buy” or “sell” tunnel to activate the trade. His trades were live-streamed on Twitch as proof and for his fans to enjoy. His human employees and caretakers at Goxx Captial said they are taking time on how and if they will continue.