CryptoKitties are collectible digital art forms created in the popular blockchain game of the same name. Each CryptoKitty is a unique digital asset, or non-fungible token (NFT), created, managed, and traded through blockchain programs known as smart contracts. Over one-million CryptoKitties have been created by players in a breeding game that lets players mix and match their favourite genes to discover “meowtations,” find limited-edition “Fancy Cats” hidden throughout the genome, and design furever friends they can keep as momentos or sell on an open marketplace.
CryptoKitties is the world’s most popular blockchain product, with roughly four-million transactions recorded to date, representing tens of millions of dollars exchanged on the marketplace. Numerous individual CryptoKitties have sold for the equivalent of over US$100,000. There are over 100 creators building over 50 "KittyVerse" experiences on the platform, showcasing the decentralized development model that is empowered by blockchain technology.
The cultural phenomenon has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, The New York Times, Fast Company, and VICE.