One of the craziest (and coolest) things that I've explored this year is bitcoin. My boyfriend is currently obsessed with the new money making trend- and even if you do not like to idea of cryptocurrency you have to admit that there is tons and tons of money going into it! People who buy cryptocurrencies can invest in many different things. How does this relate to cats may you ask? People are spending over 1 million dollars buying virtual cats on Ethereum blockchain! You've read that right- one million!
"Cryptokitties" are basically like online Pokemon cards; people can collect them and sell them for a ridiculous amount of money when the price of the online cats go up. As of right now, the cheapest "Cryptokittie" is about 12 American dollars. The rarest cat was recently sold for $113,000 American dollars.
Part of the appeal of the game is true ownership- meaning online pet owners will have the rights to their cats for forever. The Ethereum blockchain will never just "shut down" like previous gaming companies such as Neopets.
To learn more about the topic you can follow Cryptokitties on twitter! Check them out to learn more about this upcoming trend. (@CryptoKitties)