CryptoKitties, a game that allows players to buy, collect and sell virtual cats, moves to a new blockchain two years after the Ethereum network crashes.
The increase in the number of people who started breeding virtual cats when CryptoKitties launched in 2017 clogged the Ethereum network, so CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs developed the blockchain flow to address scalability issues.
“Flow is rethinking many other design choices to improve usability for both developers and consumers, including upgradeable smart contracts, human-readable security, and more.”
Dapper Labs revealed on Thursday that the digital collectibles game is finally migrating to Flow.
The move will enable new features such as animations and three-dimensional capabilities. Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs, says the move will also address other issues, such as the increasingly unaffordable cost of breeding virtual cats on Ethereum.
Despite the migration, Gharegozlou says he hopes that CryptoKitties will continue on Ethereum.
Flow provides developers with a platform to build applications for non-fungible tokens (NTFs), which are tokenized assets that can be used to interact with other virtual worlds, including those developed on Flow.
“We want to ensure that not only CryptoKitties, but every other NFT has the opportunity to access a high-throughput environment, people build applications for them, and have high-throughput marketplaces that can scale to billions of users . “