The Ethereum World is Now Obsessed with Breeding Cartoon Cats

by Joon Ian Wong

Ethereum touts itself as an unstoppable “world computer” that will upend industries and revolutionize finance. But, for the moment, one of its most popular applications is a game called CryptoKitties that lets players buy, sell, and breed cartoon kittens. CryptoKitties launched on Nov. 28 and has proved so popular that it’s currently responsible for nearly 4% of all transactions on the ethereum network, behind just one other application, a token trading platform, according to data provider ETH Gas Station.

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