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Crypto-trading hamster from Germany makes higher profits than most human investors

A crypto-trading hamster, such as this member of the same species as Mister Goxx, can under certain cicrumstances make more profit than human investors (Image: Ricky Kharawala)
A crypto-trading hamster, such as this member of the same species as Mister Goxx, can under certain cicrumstances make more profit than human investors (Image: Ricky Kharawala)
The little rodent named Mister Goxx is apparently very successful with his instinctive investment strategy as he is supposedly able to make better decisions than most high paid hedge fund managers. But maybe the furry pet just got lucky because he was in the right place at the right time when most cryptocurrencies surged.

The highly volatile cryptocurrency market is usually not for the faint of heart. Besides the well-known virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and even Dogecoin, there is an extensive number of smaller volume coins that can easily cause a massive capital loss for investors. Two men from Germany now decided to put these difficult investment decisions into the hands of a possibly less intelligent life form, which has lead to surprising results.

The hamster called Mister Goxx, whose name is a reference to the defunct Bitcoin marketplace Mt.Gox, is maintaining both a Twitter account as well as a Twitch account for his livestreams. During his livestreams, he exercises in his hamster wheel (from US$12 on Amazon) and depending on where the wheel stops and which one of the two tunnel he uses, an attached PC executes the according trades.

The results are pretty impressive, as Mister Goxx managed to generate a capital gain of almost 20 percent, which is probably better than many human investors who put their money into traditional stocks and funds. This came after the hamster had a rocky start into his career when he lost more than 7 percent of his capital in the first month of trading. Therefore his story is also a cautionary tale which emphasizes the risks, dangers and arbitrariness of trading with crypto currencies such as BTC and ETH, which is why this article should clearly not be read as investment advice.

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Enrico Frahn
Editor of the original article: Enrico Frahn - Tech Writer - 927 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
My fascination for technology goes back a long way to the Pentium II era. Modding, overclocking and treasuring computer hardware has since become an integral part of my life. As a student, I further developed a keen interest in mobile technologies that can make the stressful college life so much easier. After I fell in love with the creation of digital content while working in a marketing position, I now scour the web to bring you the most exciting topics in the world of tech. Outside the office, I’m particularly passionate about motorsports and mountain biking.
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Enrico Frahn, 2021-09-30 (Update: 2021-10- 1)