CryptoKitties, the first project from Dapper Labs, is centered around breedable, collectible cats on the Ethereum blockchain. Widely credited as the impetus for the NFT marketplace OpenSea, CryptoKitties was one of the first NFT project to garner major headlines.
CryptoKitties also pioneered the ERC-721 non-fungible token standard, while helping to introduce all that was possible with non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. In game users are able to adopt, breed, and sell their kittens.
During the first widely reported crypto bull run in late 2017, CryptoKitties was responsible for causing a previously unseen amount of congestion on the Ethereum Blockchain, sending gas fees to an astonishing amount for the time….those same gas fees are now customary for transactions in the NFT ecosystem.
Since there are few restrictions with the breeding ecosystem, more than 2 million cats have been birthed since 2017. In reports from early 2020, Dapper Labs is said to be transitioning the game to their Flow Blockchain to help ease the burden on microtransactions like breeding cats. No official update has been given by the team.
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