Dapper Labs, the team behind the product CryptoKitties is the “world’s primarily most flourishing consumer blockchain product.” As per a recent press release, it has raised $15 Mln from a few capital corporations including funds run by heavyweights Google and Samsung so as to expand operations, including creating a United States subsidiary with executives who formally worked at Unity and Disney, “with further hires for the Canada office from Ubisoft, EA Sports, Amazon, ESPN, Hasbro, and Zynga.”
CryptoKitties, at its core, is a collectible cat breeding game. it’s one among several trading card-style games across blockchains that utilize a vital facet of cryptographic blockchains – true digital possession.
Dapper Labs believes that games and alternative friendlier [than exchanges and additional business-oriented usages] uses of the blockchain are the key to mass adoption. Certainly, gaming and education hastened alternative technological revolutions, and therefore the advent of app stores has evidenced that individuals are willing to plunk down serious money for video games.
The press release further stated:
“Our mission at Dapper Labs is to use games and entertainment to bring the values of decentralization to billions of customers worldwide. This spherical of funding was about getting the correct partners round the table to bring compelling content to the blockchain – and certify usability and infrastructure allow for adoption by the mainstream customers.”
The release further added:
“CryptoKitties is the world’s most used customer blockchain application outside of exchanges, with 3.2 Mln transactions and tens of millions of dollars transacted on the platform. The game launched earlier in 2017 and differentiated itself by not employing the ICO-model for funding that almost all blockchain comes pursued, opting instead to launch a product that showcased an application for blockchain beyond crypto’s. By outlining games and entertainment, CryptoKitties brought mainstream users fully unaccustomed to blockchain into the industry.”
However, though CryptoKitties ranks favourably among Ethereum’s most well-liked dApps, no dApp has nevertheless designed a formidable user base. As per DappRadar, CryptoKitties, within the last twenty four hours at the time of reporting, had around just 378 daily active users — that means that Dapper Labs has raised almost $75,000 USD per user between its two funding rounds, the primary having been conducted by Axiom Zen — the corporate from that Dapper Labs was spun out.
In fact, the foremost flourishing dApp across classes is semi-decentralized exchange IDEX, and there’s another game called Ethermon which is doing slightly higher than CryptoKitties.