Warriors’ Steph Curry will auction off celebrity CryptoKitties
CryptoKitties took off with its cute blockchain-based collectible kittens last fall. Now, it is bringing sports celebrities into mix, starting with collectibles from Golden State Warriors’ star basketball player Stephen Curry. The first-ever celebrity-branded CryptoKitty will go up for auction today.
CryptoKitties became a sensation after it debuted in November as a collectible game built on top of a blockchain and the Ethereum cryptocurrency. In March, the CryptoKitties maker, Axiom Zen game studio, spun out as a separate company and raised $12 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. The Curry kitties will probably draw a lot of attention.
As of March, CryptoKitties had gained more than 1.5 million users who had conducted more than $40 million in transactions. Some of the game’s most popular cats have sold for the equivalent of more than $200,000.