Dogecoin (DOGE) core developer Sporklin died on Saturday after a hard-fought battle with cancer, the cryptocurrency’s co-creator Billy Marcus announced. Her death comes just a couple of days after April 20 was observed as “Doge Day.”
What Happened: Calling Sporklin “a true shibe,” Marcus noted on Twitter that Sporklin devoted the last seven years of her life to Dogecoin in every way.
“She will be greatly missed. RIP,” Marcus said.
Sporklin devoted the last 7 years of her life to Dogecoin, in every way. Supporting the devs, educating the community, defending others with her wit and boldness. She cared greatly about integrity and lived up to her ideals. She was a true shibe.
She will be greatly missed. RIP. pic.twitter.com/Yl9k2yvYdv
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) April 25, 2021
Dogecoin is based on the popular “Doge” Internet meme and emerged in 2013 as a parody of the frenzy surrounding some of the digital assets. The cryptocurrency was created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer.
Sporklin was one of the people to have stuck the longest and hold the line of development of the Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency. She left the Dogecoin project in February this year over disagreement on the direction the project was headed in and also apparently due to personal health reasons.
In March, Sporklin posted a note on Reddit’s r/dogecoindev subreddit, saying she no longer had any association or ties to the Dogecoin Project or the…