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CryptoKitties or CryptoCatastrophe? Viral Kitties Cause Massive Delays on Ethereum Network.

In response to criticisms that Ethereum clearly lacks the scale to handle such demand, Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin emphasized the quality of the global developer team working on the network’s open-source software. “With the largest developer community of any blockchain platform by far, the Ethereum blockchain is in an excellent position, especially at this early […]

The Morning Download: Ethereum Blockchain Faces Test as CryptoKitties Go Viral – CIO Journal.

Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning. Good morning. The rise of cryptocurrencies was tested Thursday as the blockchain-based Ethereum network continued to be overrun by a surge in the trading of virtual kittens. The network experienced a slowdown in […]

Ethereum Network Copes With Surge of Activity as Virtual Kitten Game Goes Viral – CIO Journal.

BOSTON – The blockchain-based Ethereum network continued to be overrun Thursday by a surge in trading virtual kittens. The network experienced a slowdown in the processing of total transactions this week because of the popular game CryptoKitties, in which people can collect and breed cartoon cats using the digital currency ether. Since the game debuted […]

Viral Cat Game Responsible for Huge Portion of Ethereum Transactions

Cute, cuddly kittens are taking over the Ethereum network, and are presently responsible for 4% of the transactions taking place on the so-called “world computer.” That’s right, the smart contract platform that could potentially disrupt multiple industries is now playing host to a viral cat game. The game, CryptoKitties, launched just a few days ago […]

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