We Are Breeding Virtual Kitties With EthereumMarch 7, 2018
Ethereum. Haven’t heard of it yet? It is second to none other than Bitcoin. Worth over 83 billion USD in market capital as listed on Coin Market Cap.
What Is With The Kitties, You Ask?
In CryptoKitties, you are a breeder of kittens on the web. These adorable little kittens are bought, sold and sired with the goodness of the Ethereum altcoin. Every transaction in this game is in the mode of Ethereum.
Like any game, the progression takes you into different generations of kittens – rare breeds, limited edition kitties! Kitties are so fun. Really, you have no idea what it is like to breed virtual kitties.
Unfortunately, like any game, you are asked to invest in buying your first kitty, and moving on to breed kitties with a siring fee of 0.008 Ethereum every single time you sire your kitty with another. If you have two kitties of the same genepool, you can sire them as long as it is not of the same family.
Buying kittens, putting kittens up for sale and siring with other kittens can be done through the easily accessible Marketplace, it is a very simple process.
When you get to the website, it will ask you to download the MetaMask plugin. Go ahead and do it. It is a trusted Ethereum wallet of the web. You can use MyEtherWallet for all your Ethereum based transactions throughout the crypto world including other Ethereum based tokens.
My first kitty. I named it Tenebrae.
Ethereum is being used as currency in video games, something that has a value as an asset (ARGUABLE, I know), rather than virtual currency that has no intrinsic value.
We are in the very first stage of blockchain gaming as we see it, this is just the beginning.
What do you guys think? Are you guys going to play the game? Will we have cryptocurrency ruling the world? Let us know!