NBA star Steph Curry creates his own CryptoKitties
Two-time pro basketball MVP Stephen Curry is auctioning three CryptoKitties in his likeness.
A high-profile face is about to score some cryptocurrency points for joining in on one of the blockchain’s most popular phenomenons. NBA superstar Steph Curry has announced plans to auction off three look-a-like CryptoKitties for the Ethereum network game that centers on collecting and breeding the unique digital cats using Ether (ETH).
The Golden State Warriors star has partnered with AppMoji to bring the “CurryKitties” to life, and the company claims he’s the first celebrity to join the world of blockchain sports memorabilia. It also asserts that blockchain technology can provide traceable verification of the authenticity of cryptocollectibles and digital art. Learn more about the basics of blockchain technology and the many different use cases it aims to facilitate in our introductory guide.
“Stephen is the perfect partner to try out this new kind of Kitty,” said CryptoKitties Co-Founder Mack Flavelle. “He’s an incredible athlete but also has a deep interest in technology and innovation.”
The 30-day auction for the first of three CryptoKitties started Monday at 100 ETH (approximately $75,000 at the time of writing), and the price will gradually descend until a buyer steps up. The debut cat is Steph Fur Three, while still to come are the off-the-court Chef Furry and jumpshot-posed #30 Furry. CryptoKitties will also be giving away 10 other exclusive cats as part of the special-edition launch.
CryptoKitties made headlines late last year when it generated so much traffic that network fees skyrocketed and the congestion caused severe problems. Ethereum developers have since been working on solutions to prevent that kind of congestion and keep fees low. You can read much more about the proposed Casper upgrade and the concept of sharding in our Ethereum price prediction.
Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author holds XRP, CND, ANT, DRGN, EOS, NEO, ADA, AION, GTO, SALT, QTUM and WAX, and actively trades BTC and ETH.
- Bitcoin weekly price analysis 28 August: Token’s value soars in face of ETF rejections
- Most global companies are slow to adopt blockchain technology: PwC survey
- Leading universities are offering a growing number of crypto courses: Coinbase
- Cryptocurrency: Value-making coins vs value-giving coins
- EOS weekly price analysis 27 August: Coin’s value jumps due to US$1 million whale