Since June, a hamster named Mr. Goxx has been running an independent portfolio that trades cryptocurrency from a high-tech cage called the Goxx Box. His portfolio has a wide range of cryptocurrencies, including TRON, Ethereum and Bitcoin.
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Mr. Goxx’s trading sessions are livestreamed on Twitch. First, the hamster runs on an “intention wheel,” which spins around and chooses a cryptocurrency. Then, it scampers through either a “buy” tunnel or a “sell” tunnel, triggering purchases or sales of roughly 20 euros worth of the cryptocurrency.
Mr. Goxx’s human business partner, who presumably executes the trades, prefers to remain anonymous but posts the buy and sell orders on Twitter and Reddit. The hamster’s “office hours” and crypto updates can be followed on its Twitch and Reddit page.
In an interview with the crypto website Protos, the human behind Mr. Goxx said that the crypto picks haven’t yet been remunerative enough to pay for Mr. Goxx’s high-tech digs, which include a desk set up with computer monitors made from wood.
As of Saturday, the hamster’s performance was up more than 16% since it began trading in June, according