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A CryptoKitties founding employee on why she thinks the concept will ultimately land on its feet

by Isabel Woodford

April 1, 2019, 3:59PM EDT  ·  3 min read

Quick Take

  • What happened to CryptoKitties? One of its veteran employees shares why the quirk could be a model for the future
  • They say the craze for feline cryptocollectables has paved the way for the next generation of memorabilia
  • Blockchain-verifiable ownership is underpinning an emerging industry of digital souvenirs; from the NBA to celebrities

by Isabel Woodford

April 1, 2019, 3:59PM EDT  ·  3 min read

It’s the game that cemented crypto’s place in the public domain.

But since hitting headlines in 2017, the CryptoKitties obsession has waned, a victim of the same cycle as many other digital “have-beens”.

The obvious question is what happened to the phenomena of digital cats; allegedly sold for the equivalent of up to $100,000.