Mr. Goxx, is the first and only crypto trading hamster. Mr. Goxx makes all of his decisions in the most high-tech hamster cage buying and selling crypto.
Mr. Goxx’s cage works by him running on a hamster wheel and deciding/ selecting which crypto he’d like to look into, and once hes made his decision he’ll run through one of two tubes, a buy or a sell tube, to either buy or sell said crypto.
Mr. Goxx has a trading office attached to his regular cage. When he enters his trading office/ headquarters, a livestream starts on Twitch, and his twitter account will let all followers know that Mr. Goxx has started a trading session. Mr. Goxx, located in Germany, is a nocturnal animal, so most streams happen during the night in Europe and day here in the U.S.
A box in the upper right corner of the Twitch stream keeps track of Mr. Goxx’s recent trades. A box at the bottom shows his account value and his returns.
Yes, all of this is real, including the money. Mr. Goxx started with about 270 Euro (about $325 USD), and is up about 20% since his start in June of this year. As of September 12th, Mr. Goxx was performing better than Bitcoin, Nasdaq 100, Warren Buffett, and the S&P 500.
It obviously seems that this business minded hamster is doing this all himself, but there are actually two friends behind the entire operation.
The two friends prefer to stay anonymous. Mr. Goxx’s owner, a lecturer and prototyping specialist, says he likes to spark people’s interest in new technologies, sometimes with humour. The other person involved, a programmer, has been his best friend since university, and helps on the technical side of things.
Mr. Goxx’s cage (trading office) is directly connected to the rest of his cage (or apartment as he likes to call it), and can leave or enter the “high tech automated trading office” at any time.
At the bottom of every Twitch stream, it says “Mr. Goxx is not certified or a licensed trader” and the bottom of every tweet it says “DISCLAIMER This content is for entertainment purposes only. Investments shown here are not financial advice”.
So, will Mr. Goxx become the wealthiest crypto investor ever? Most likely not, is it an interesting distraction from the world we all live in? Definitely. I hope Mr. Goxx has a good rest of his short career (hamsters only live 2-3 years on average). Feel free to check out this business hamster out at @mrgoxx on Twitter and @mr_goxx on both Instagram and Twitch.