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CryptoKitties, the virtual cat breeding game that became so popular it clogged the ethereum network, is to roll out a version for mobile devices through a partnership with Taiwanese phone maker HTC. CryptoKitties announced the partnership in a release on Tuesday, indicating that the mobile app will first be available on HTC’s flagship phone, the U12+, …

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Call it an explosion of cute names for a cause. Announced this week, CryptoKitties debuted a number of new initiatives that will further decentralize its popular ethereum app, which while largely passing under the radar, show the startup is making strides to give users rights. It’s been the subject of criticism for the beloved game, which …

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Call it an explosion of cute names for a cause. Announced this week, CryptoKitties debuted a number of new initiatives that will further decentralize its popular ethereum app, which while largely passing under the radar, show the startup is making strides to give users rights. It’s been the subject of criticism for the beloved game, which …

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It’s no secret that building large-scale, fully decentralized applications is a challenge, but it turns out the hurdles have to do with more than just scaling. Decentralized application or “dapp” developers frequently hit roadblocks, since ethereum – the go-to platform so far in dapps’ short history – can process only around 25 transactions per second, and …

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Sure the cypherpunks love CryptoKitties, but turns out luxury fashion brands are also taking a shine to the digital fluffballs. Or at least, they’re into the technology behind the ethereum-based decentralized application that captured the hearts and minds of crypto enthusiasts in December of last year. According to French startup Arianee, which boasts former employees …

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Courtney Brock manages business operations for Blockade Games in Austin, Texas. Its May 11, 2018 and I receive a surprise in the mail: an overnight package from FedEx. It’s addressed to my company, Blockade Games. Another surprise: Our bank, Wells Fargo, thinks we may be a money services business (MSB) and has a stack of …

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The World Cup may be completely analog, but don’t tell that to crypto developers. Soft launching now, a new company called CryptoStrikers is entering the so-called “crypto collectibles” market with tokens commemorating the stars of this year’s World Cup. The thing is the tokens it’s offering aren’t the same you’ll see listed on a popular …

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More money is being poured into crypto cats. Well, cats, and the slew of other non-fungible digital items made possible by new token standards, such as ethereum’s ERC-721, which now have a home in OpenSea, a marketplace for allowing users to buy and sell these items – an Ebay for CryptoKitties if you will. Coming …

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is getting his own CryptoKitty. More precisely, Curry will be launching the first-ever celebrity-branded CryptoKitty, said Caty Tedman, head of partnerships for the startup behind the tokenized digital cats. The move is part of an effort to expand the collectibles app by adding branded tokens, which may extend beyond …

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CryptoKitties, the Ethereum-based virtual collectible game developed by Blockchain startup Axiom Zen, has raised $12 mln in funding from a group of investors, led by two top venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, as reported by CryptoKitties’ Medium account on March 21. CryptoKitties has raised $12M to make the blockchain purr. https://t.co/1NQKSdVJNV …

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After raising $12 million in its first round of venture capital funding, CryptoKitties will break away from its creator, Canadian blockchain startup Axiom Zen, the company announced Tuesday. The ethereum-based app, which has enjoyed tremendous popularity since its launch in December of 2017, allows users to buy, collect, breed and exchange unique digital cats built …

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Xiaomi, one of China’s biggest smartphone makers, has quietly launched its own CryptoKitties knock-off early today. Dubbed Jiami Tu, (or CryptoBunnies, in translation), the service allows users with Xiaomi accounts to adopt digital rabbits with different designs and built-in scarcity on a blockchain system that stores the transactions for each adoption. However, it’s unclear at …

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French video game publisher Ubisoft is exploring potential applications of blockchain in its Strategic Innovation Lab, which studies emerging technologies and their use cases. Lidwine Sauer, the Lab’s director of trends and insights, told the gaming news site IGN that Ubisoft is particularly interested in the blockchain’s ability to offer unique ownership over digital items. The …

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A red-hot ethereum game is off the market, collapsing Tuesday in a complex tale involving crypto-economics, community backlash, and finally, a sudden takeover. Launched just earlier this month, Crypto-All Stars was an instant hit, with over $2 million in ether passing between users, according to data from dappradar.com. Like CryptoKitties before it, Crypto-All Stars allowed …

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Some people just aren’t that into digital cats. Once the only major ethereum application (or dapp) to see a large number of users trading “crypto collectables,” CryptoKitties is seeing new competition from projects seeking to issue their own tradable code on the blockchain. Zombies, countries – even crypto celebrities – are now creating whole new markets …

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Baidu, China’s search engine giant, has launched a new CryptoKitties-like service as part of its wider work with blockchain. Dubbed “Leci Gou” (in a similar pronunciation to “Let’s Go”), the service centers around the digital adoption and trade of puppies, the transactions for which are recorded on a blockchain. That said, it’s unclear at this …

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Arthur Camara is a co-founder of CryptoKitties, created by Canadian innovation studio Axiom Zen, where he focuses on product and engineering to help bring blockchain technology to the masses. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. I admittedly wasn’t investing in any cryptocurrency in the early 2010s. By this time …

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In 2017, several Ethereum-based decentralized application (dapp) browsers gained significant popularity, primarily due to the rise of dapps like CryptoKitties. During its peak, CryptoKitties, the digital cartoon collectibles game, was responsible for more than 20 percent of the entire Ethereum network’s daily transaction volume. CryptoKitties in particular was praised by some of the cryptocurrency sector’s …

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Wikileaks is reportedly set to begin accepting additional cryptocurrencies as a way to serve users who want to contribute to its media and whistleblowing efforts. Announced by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a Tweet earlier this week, the comment follows news the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), an organization that has helped process financial donations for Wikileaks …

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The year 2017 proved to be an eventful one in the media with constant turmoil about Donald Trump, North Korea, Brexit, and many other topics, but one thing is very clear-2017 will go down in history as the year of the cryptocurrency. This year saw the launch of hundreds of new cryptocurrencies while older coins …

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