You can now literally make a killing off herding cats on the internet.
Cryptokitties has taken the world of blockchain-powered computing by storm. The traffic it’s generating is putting very significant load on the Ethereum network, and it shows no signs of slowing down. It’s literally digital cats with randomly generates attributes that you can collect, breed, sell. It’s Micro-Transactions: The Collectible Cat Game.
Part of me feels a strong fear or missing out when watching this unfold, but I’m not sure I want to dirty my hands with world’s first booming crypto-assets game. If the general public hears of this before learning more about what the entire space is about, then it’s going to be an uphill battle.
Still, it’s very interesting how popular this has gotten. Collectible games are nothing new, and they have proven time and again to be successful. But that a crypto-based one can make it this big proves that it’s possible to get a lot of users on board, even if all this brand new tech seems hard to use at first.
Of course, Ethereum’s also showing some scaling issues thanks to this, so we’ll have to see how far this can continue.