NBA superstar Stephen Curry has inked a deal that will see him become the first celebrity to get the CryptoKitty treatment. The partnership, which was struck through Moji, Curry’s emoji app development company, will see the Golden State Warriors point guard release a series of three exclusive CryptoKitties modeled after his likeness.
Based on the Ethereum blockchain, CryptoKitties is a decentralized application (dApp) that allows users to breed and exchange collectible digital cats classified as ERC-271 tokens.
Mack Flavelle, co-founder of CryptoKitties said:
“Stephen is the perfect partner to try out this new kind of Kitty. He’s an incredible athlete, but also has a deep interest in technology and innovation.”
Under the deal, Curry auctioned off on Monday one of three special-edition CryptoKitties, named “Steph Fur Three” through a personal crypto wallet. Ten highly-coveted CryptoKitties were given away during the auction in celebration of the partnership. More Curry collectibles are expected to go on offer soon.
Chef Furry’s biography reads as follows:
“Hi” I’m Chef Furry! You might know me as a two-time MVP on the court, but I’m also runner up for MVP in the kitchen (I share the kitchen with my partner and she keeps me humble). Can you guess what my favourite dish is? If you said curry, paws for a second and ask yourself if I’ve heard that one before. You said my lady’s chicken parm, get out of my head!”
Curry is known as an athlete active in the tech community. He is the first ever sports personality to team up with a blockchain-based game through his involvement with Moji (AppMoji).
According to DApp Radar, just one DApp has more than 1,000 daily active users, and fewer than 20 DApps have more than 100 daily active users.
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