• bitcoin

    Bitcoin (BTC)

    $ 5,294.00 2.66%
  • ethereum

    Ethereum (ETH)

    $ 155.68 4.67%
  • ripple

    XRP (XRP)

    $ 0.295242 1.37%
  • stellar

    Stellar (XLM)

    $ 0.099774 3.03%
  • eos

    EOS (EOS)

    $ 4.68 1.64%

Gaming

Look at the data behind the sudden rise and fall of CryptoKitties

Quick Take

  • After raising more than $27 million, CryptoKitties have had less than 500 average daily users every month since May 2018.
  • The median price of CryptoKitties has gone from more than $40 to an all-time low of less than a dollar recently.
  • The weekly traded volume has also been lower than $20,000 in the last three months.

CryptoKitties, one of the first games built on Ethereum, arguably brought NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to mainstream attention. But now, more than a year later, the game has faded into obsolescence. 

CryptoKitties boomed in popularity in December 2017 — at the peak of the crypto bubble. The game consumed around 15% of Ethereum’s traffic and drove the median transaction fees to upwards of $3, which is more than 100 times higher than the current fees.