A popular Ethereum-based game about breeding cats from Dapper Labs in Canada. Introduced in 2017, players buy cats with Ether, and they become NFTs (non-fungible tokens) that can be bred and sold. Each cat has a 256-bit genome with attributes (catributes), which makes their offspring unique. With one million cats being bred in 2018, CryptoKitties was nearly a quarter of Ethereum's traffic.
The first generation of CryptoKitties was auctioned off over the course of a year. Ever since, new cats are created by breeding; however, there will never be more than four billion. Owners can sell the offspring or get paid for breeding with another CryptoKitty. The MetaMask wallet is used for transactions. See MetaMask
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First and Second Generation
These cats are an example of breeding from the CryptoKitties website. The two (top) are bred to create the one below. (Image courtesy of Dapper Labs.)