This Game Combines The Internet’s Favorite Things: Cats & Cryptocurrency (HBO)

On November 28, game developer Axiom Zen released a game called CryptoKitties — in which players buy, sell, and mate cartoon cats with the cryptocurrency ether. By Monday, it was so popular it accounted for 14% of transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. By Tuesday, players had spent $5 million on the cats — cats sold numbered 32,000.

It might seem like a silly fad: fake cats sold with fake money. But CryptoKitties shows how blockchain can be used for more than trading cryptocurrency. It can make unique digital collectables—sort of like a limited edition action figure or porcelain figurine, but made of code. CryptoKitties exist independently of Axiom Zen, which means that even if the company dies, the cats live on, forever.

Subscribe to VICE News here:

Check out VICE News for more:

Follow VICE News here:
More videos from the VICE network:

All rights reserved to their respective owners.
This video is not meant to infringe any of the copyrights.
Sharing is Caring.


All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.