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The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

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The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18
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The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

2024-05-25 00:25 Last Updated At:00:40

The dog that skyrocketed to internet fame and became the face of the cryptocurrency dogecoin has died.

The Shiba Inu named Kabosu passed away in Japan at 18 years old, a number of outlets reported. The dog's owner, Atsuko Sato, said in a post that Kabosu died in her sleep. The account for dogecoin on X also said she had died, calling her an inspiration.

Sato, a 62-year-old kindergarten teacher in Japan, adopted the dog from an animal shelter in 2008, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Sato posted pictures of Kabosu, and her cats, online regularly. It was a picture of Kabosu, her head tilted in a seemingly quizzical fashion, that captured the attention of early adapters of cryptocurrency and she became a meme almost overnight.

A developer named Billy Markus actually harnessed the image in an effort to mock many of the cryptocurrencies being traded at the time. Markus co-created dogecoin using the Kabosu meme. The dog’s image was transposed onto a gold coin as the emblem for dogecoin in 2013, according to the Journal.

Kabuso's image was soon being shared by traders, celebrities and even members of Congress.

Dogecoin, which is pronounced dohj-coin, has flirted with mild levels of popularity over the years. On April 20, 2021 there was "Doge Day.” Supporters of dogecoin were trying to help it shed its image as a joke cryptocurrency and get it seen as a way to make fast and easy transactions, though it is not accepted widely as for payment in any circle.

A year later billionaire Elon Musk suggested that Twitter consider providing a way for users to pay for subscription memberships with dogecoin.

FILE - This mobile phone app screen shot shows the logo for Dogecoin, in New York, April 20, 2021. Kabosu, the Siba Inu that rose to meme fame after becoming the face of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has died. She was 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

FILE - This mobile phone app screen shot shows the logo for Dogecoin, in New York, April 20, 2021. Kabosu, the Siba Inu that rose to meme fame after becoming the face of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has died. She was 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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Denmark advances to last 16 at European Championship after 0-0 draw with Serbia

2024-06-26 05:24 Last Updated At:05:31

MUNICH (AP) — Denmark advanced to the last 16 at the European Championship after a 0-0 draw with Serbia on Tuesday.

The Danes finished Group C with three points, the same as Slovenia, but ended up in second place because of a better qualifying ranking. Slovenia, which drew 0-0 with group-winner England, also advanced to the knockout stage at Euro 2024.

Denmark had most of the chances even though Serbia needed a victory to reach the next round. And almost all of those Danish opportunities came through Christian Eriksen, who was making a record 133rd appearance for his country.

Denmark and Slovenia finished even on points, goal difference, goals scored and disciplinary points.

Slovenia's result against England also eliminated Croatia, which finished third in Group B.

Earlier Tuesday, Kylian Mbappé scored his first goal at a European Championship in France's 1-1 draw with Poland. The French finished runner-up in Group D behind Austria, which beat the Netherlands 3-2.

Mbappé, who wore a mask after breaking his nose in France’s opening game against Austria, scored from the penalty spot. Robert Lewandowski equalized with spot kick to give already-eliminated Poland its first point of the tournament.

Tennis great Novak Djokovic was in the stadium in Munich to cheer on Serbia. He walked onto the field before the match to chants of “Nole, Nole” from his country’s fans.

Tuesday's match had the longest wait for the first attempt in a Euro 2024 game, with Denmark defender Alexander Bah heading the ball wide in the 16th minute.

The Danes went closer five minutes later when Eriksen’s shot was pushed around the right post by Serbia goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic.

Denmark put the ball in the net moments later but it was disallowed because Jonas Wind had wrestled Rajkovic to the ground as both players and the ball went over the line following a corner from Eriksen.

Serbia also had a goal ruled out early in the second half. Luka Jovic, one of three halftime substitutes for Serbia, was offside before Joachim Andersen bundled the ball into his own net.

Disappointed Serbian fans hurled plastic cups onto the field after the disallowed goal, causing a brief stoppage as stewards ran to clear them.

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Denmark's Joachim Andersen, left, and Serbia's Dusan Vlahovic challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, left, and Serbia's Dusan Vlahovic challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

=Denmark's Jonas Wind, right, and Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic lie in the goal during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

=Denmark's Jonas Wind, right, and Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic lie in the goal during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, center right, tussles with Denmark's Jonas Wind during an attempt on goal during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, center right, tussles with Denmark's Jonas Wind during an attempt on goal during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, argues with Denmark's Joachim Andersen, center left, during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, argues with Denmark's Joachim Andersen, center left, during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund, right, and Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund, right, and Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Serbia's head coach Dragan Stojkovic watches during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's head coach Dragan Stojkovic watches during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, kneels on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, kneels on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand reacts after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand reacts after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Andreas Christensen (6), Kasper Dolberg (12) and teammates react after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Andreas Christensen (6), Kasper Dolberg (12) and teammates react after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, left, avoids the challenge from Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, left, avoids the challenge from Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Kasper Dolberg, left, and Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic, center, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Kasper Dolberg, left, and Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic, center, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

An invader is caught during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

An invader is caught during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Security tackle a man who runs onto the pitch during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Security tackle a man who runs onto the pitch during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovic (2) and Denmark's Andreas Skov Olsen battle for a header during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovic (2) and Denmark's Andreas Skov Olsen battle for a header during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Filip Mladenovic (25) and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Filip Mladenovic (25) and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) slides in to tackle the ball from Serbia's Luka Jovic (8) during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) slides in to tackle the ball from Serbia's Luka Jovic (8) during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, center, and Serbia's Filip Mladenovic, left, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, center, and Serbia's Filip Mladenovic, left, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Sasa Lukic (22) and Denmark's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Sasa Lukic (22) and Denmark's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, centre's and Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic have an argument during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, centre's and Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic have an argument during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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