Tag Archives: Cats

CryptoKitties, a game about digital cats, is bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainstream

File photo: A man walks past an electric board showing exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (top L) at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji) A flood of demand in buying and selling digital cats brought the  cryptocurrency Ethereum to a crawl last week after unexpected demand clogged […]

The future is meow: How the Ethereum blockchain became overrun with virtual cats

It’s the latest twist in the cryptomania saga. In recent weeks, 160,000 users have spent an estimated $15.5-million (U.S.) worth of cryptocurrency on collectible virtual kittens. Vancouver-based startup Axiom Zen launched CryptoKitties – a virtual game that allows users to buy, sell and breed digital cats – in a bid to make blockchain technology less […]

Ethereum is jamming up because of a game for buying virtual cats

Cryptokitties   “CryptoKitties,” a blockchain-based game that let’s users buy and sell virtual cats, is exploding in popularity. It’s putting pressure on Ethereum, the blockchain fueled by ether. Just when you thought the world of cryptocurrencies couldn’t get zanier, along comes “CryptoKitties.” The online cat breeding game, which has been likened to both Beanie Babies […]

Virtual Cats ‘CryptoKitties’ Taking the Ethereum Blockchain by Storm

The Ethereum world is going gaga with breeding and trading virtual cats! Yes, you read that right! Dubbed as CryptoKitties, the game application allows users of the Ethereum blockchain to breed, sell, and buy virtual cats using Ether (ETH). It was just launched on November 28th, but it’s already hailed as the most popular application […]

The Ethereum Blockchain is Congested by Cats

Altcoins Even though Bitcoin is much larger than Ethereum it isn’t the only blockchain to suffer scaling issues: the ethereum network is presently experiencing a transaction backlog. The cause of the commotion? Cats. While the runaway success of Crypto Kitties has prompted widespread amusement, it highlights the vulnerabilities built into ethereum smart […]

11% of Traffic on the Ethereum Blockchain Is Being Used to Breed Digital Cats

In October, I tried my hand at an early version of CryptoKitties, a game in which players breed digital cats on the Ethereum blockchain by executing smart contracts. At the time, it seemed would be a fun (and short-lived) way to introduce newbies to the way smart contracts work on the Ethereum network. But when […]

People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain

Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it’s blowing up fast. Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the game is the latest fad in the world of […]

People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain

Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it’s blowing up fast. Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the game is the latest fad in the world of […]

CryptoKitties lets you buy, sell, and breed virtual cats — all for real digital currency

If you’re tired of trading tokens and mining for digital currency, CryptoKitties is a new “game” on the Ethereum blockchain that lets you purchase and collect virtual cats, and then breed them with each other to try to create valuable new creatures with rare attributes, or “catributes,” in the game’s parlance. Blockchain systems are based […]

CryptoKitties is an ethereum game that puts cartoon cats on the blockchain — Quartz

Ethereum touts itself as an unstoppable “world computer” that will upend industries and revolutionize finance. But, for the moment, one of its most popular applications is a game called CryptoKitties that lets players buy, sell, and breed cartoon kittens. CryptoKitties launched on Nov. 28 and has proved so popular that it’s currently responsible for nearly […]

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