Last December, cats on the blockchain broke Ethereum. Cryptokitties (which exist as unique, digital cryptocollectibles) exploded in popularity, causing Ethereum transaction fees to skyrocket. Oops.
The digital collectible space is heating up, especially as digital (fake) celebrities like Lil Miquela
start to infiltrate your Instagram feed and larger companies like Snapchat, Apple, and Facebook begin to fight to control your access into virtual realities
and your accompanying digital identity.
just launched today to help anybody organize their digital cryptocollectibles. Share your collections on #socialmedia with your followers or on Discord with all of your buddies.
They're not the only ones. Y Combinator-backed OpenSea
is a full-fledged buying, selling, and trading platform for blockchain-based collectibles. They've raised $2M+ to let you trade CryptoKitties
, and many more. 😻🤳😠🌷👊🐶
There’s even a tool to make it easy for you to create your own cryptocollectible
If all of this is confusing,, here's a beautiful visual demonstration
of the technology behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. ⛓️📦