Interesting Facts About CryptoKitties

One of the most historically significant NFT collections is CryptoKitties, the world's first blockchain based game. CryptoKitties was launched in November 2017 and was intended to be a vehicle for exploring the possibilities of blockchain.

"We want a future for everyone, not one exclusive to Bitcoin miners, VCs, ICOs, and other equally fun acronyms." CryptoKitties White Papurr

The experiment gained traction almost immediately, triggering a viral sensation and drawing mass attention to the Ethereum blockchain in particular. Here is a chronological list of CryptoKitties facts... see a fact we need to update? Let us know!

  1. CryptoKitties are unique in appearance, with a distinct visual appearance (phenotype), determined by its immutable genes (genotype) which are stored in the smart contract.
  2. When two CryptoKitties breed, their offspring's appearance, biography, and traits result from each parent's 256-bit genome, leading to 4-billion possible genetic variations.
  3. CryptoKitties are tokens on a blockchain, and can be bought, sold, or transferred digitally, with guarantees of ownership
  4. Unlike most blockchain projects, CryptoKitties ignored the traditional ICO approach, opting instead for a sustainable revenue model. A small percentage of each marketplace transaction will support the project
  5. The CryptoKitties economy is entirely decentralized and impossible for the development team to manipulate
  6. September 2017: CryptoKitties launches surprise alpha test at ETHWaterloo
  7. Each ETHWaterloo participant who signed up was gifted two "CryptoKitties," with 50 CryptoKitties given away at the start of the event. From there, users were able to trade and breed hundreds of collectible cats. By Monday, users had bred over 1,500 CryptoKitties.
  8. November 22, 2017: CryptoKitties Smart Contract deployed
  9. November 28, 2017: CryptoKitties launches
  10. December 2, 2017: Genesis Cat CryptoKitty #1 adopted
  11. December 5, 2017: 60k registered users, 100k cats, $5M USD in transactions processed, CryptoKitties accounts for roughly 25% of Ethereum traffic
  12. January 2018: CryptoKitties hits 250,000 users
  13. September 3, 2018: Kitty #896775 sells for 600 ETH (All time high CryptoKitty sale)
  14. November 2018: Kitty Clock Closed (the account used to release a new Gen 0 CryptoKitties every 15 minutes)
  15. September 3, 2021: Founder Cat #40 sells for 225 ETH (6th highest CryptoKitty sale of all time)
  16. June 26, 2022: Founder Cat #24 sells for 72 ETH (69th highest CryptoKitty sale of all time)
  17. October 17, 2022: Founder Cat #21 sells for 60 ETH (78th highest CryptoKitty sale of all time)

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Continue to learn about CryptoKitties and the brand's marketing strategy here: CryptoKitties Marketing Mix