Despite the price swings and frequent comparisons to tulips, Bitcoin and the blockchain is here to stay. Microsoft is now selling Blockchain-as-a-Service and Robinhood's new cryptocurrency trading platform has 1,000,000+ users waiting for access.
Many of these currencies don't have world-changing use cases yet, but the first wave of blockchain Beanie Babies has definitely arrived.
🌷 Design and trade tulips on the blockchain. Powered by the same browser-based software as CryptoKitties, you can now breed your own unique digital tulips on the Ethereum blockchain. Tastefully ironic.
📸 Famous celebrities on the blockchain. Elon Musk, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, and Vitalik Buterin are all available for sale... well, sort of. Crypto trading cards of your favorite celebs are here.
🦌 Alpacas on the blockchain. Adopt, breed, and feed adorable alpaca that live directly on the blockchain. From the comments: "My GF always wanted her own alpaca and her birthday is coming up. Perfect timing!" 😂
🦎 Pokémon on the blockchain. Every Pokémon Go fan wanted to battle their captured monsters: now you can. CryptoFighters are trainable, collectible warriors that live in the Ethereum blockchain.
Not sure how blockchains work? Here's a beautiful visual demonstration of the technology behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. ⛓️📦