The Cutest Blockchain-Based Mobile App CryptoKitties Has Launched

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CryptoKitties is one of the first games on the market that operates on blockchain. Its principle is quite simple: you buy cats, breed them with other cats to get a perfect kitty and then sell them to other users. The idea is genius: the developers combined an innovative breakthrough technology and the thing that everybody adores – cats.

Although the game started out as a tremendous success and totally raised $12 million worth of investments, the hype around it reduced over time, and now CryptoKitties cannot boast of having many regular users.

The game creators decided to collaborate with the Taiwan producer of electronic devices HTC to come out with a mobile version of an app. The first phone to support CryptoKitties is going to be the latest HTC phone – U12+. The collaboration will see the world by the end of the year.

The HTC representatives stated that the game will be available in the United States, however, it still remains unclear whether the people from other countries will get an opportunity to play with digital cats.

Perhaps, this collaboration will give a second wind to the game, and it will regain its leading position in the rating.

We would like to remind you that another game on blockchain based on the famous Nintendo creation has recently been released to the market.

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MasterCard Will Use Blockchain to Upgrade Business-to-Business Transactions

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A worldwide payment system company MasterCard received an approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office regarding the application submitted in March of this year.

As we reported earlier, MasterCard got green light from the Office and started developing its own blockchain:

Mastercard Received a Patent on a Coupon Authenticating System on Blockchain

Now the company is directing the powers of this technology to improve and secure B2B transaction within its framework. According to their new patent:

There is a need for a technical solution to provide a disruptive, uniform settlement system which can reduce the amount of processing as well as the amount of communications and fund transfers.

This technical solution is the blockchain technology.

We remind you:

Would Ripple Not Be As Successful If It Hadn’t Been for Mastercard?

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McAfee Birthday Collection: Top-5 Eccentric Statements, Promises, Innovations and Scandals

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The editorial board of The Coin Shark wishes happy birthday to the most unconventional crypto personality John McAfee and hopes he will thrive and please the crypto community for many more years.

For this occasion we decided to compile the loudest things that McAfee has said or done this year.

1. There is no doubt that the wildest promise of John McAfee remains his infamous claim about the price of Bitcoin in 2020. The interesting part is, of course, related to the physical tortures that McAfee is ready to face if his predictions turn out to be wrong.

2. Another loud claim of McAfee was his firm intention to run for presidency during the next election. Given the low levels of popularity that the current US President is coping with, we believe that anything might happen at this point. Politics aside, no doubt that the crypto world will be thrilled to have such a president.  

3. We could not leave out the epic with McAfee’s crypto wallet Bitfi. Was it really hacked? Was McAfee planning to give such a pricy award? We don’t know. However, what we do know is that the story brought a whole lot of attention to the wallet, so maybe it was an ultimate goal in the first place.

4. The CoinMarketCap should beware, because John McAfee is on its toes. His own site with market capitalization and cryptocurrency exchange rates is already functioning.

5. Last, but certainly not least comes the McAfee crypto challenge. Brilliant minds with innovative crypto solutions can join his team to improve and develop the crypto world together.

Anyway, even if John McAfee does not eat any parts of his body or loses the run for presidency, he will always remain one of the brightest stars of the crypto universe. Happy birthday, John!

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A Bitcoin Challenge Started Out in China: 21 Days With 0.21 BTC. Why Was It Stopped After Just 3 Days?

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We all have seen these shows where a person needs to survive a certain period of time with a limited amount of money in different locations. The Chinese TV decided to take it even further and add a new twist to the story.

A girl named He You Bing took up a challenge, during which she had to survive 3 weeks only having 0.21 BTC (approximately 1300 USD). That was all the money she had for food, dwelling and satisfying basic needs.

Considering the prices in China and also the fact that He You Bing carried out the challenge in megalopolises like Shanghai and Shenzhen (which are even pricier), it would seem quite an impossible task to complete.

However, if we think of the situation with cryptocurrency in China, here came another trouble for the girl, which was way more serious than the little amount of money.

He You Bing simply couldn’t find establishments that accepted BTC as a means of payment. She went from place to place, but most of the times very few people even knew about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general, let alone accepted it. As a result, she had to eat wild fruits from the trees, free samples from shops and sleep in 24/7 cafes.

By the end of the 3rd day the challenge had to be stopped, and He You Bing had to be taken to the hospital due to starvation symptoms – the girl was on the verge of losing consciousness.

However, she reached ones of her goal – the challenge attracted attention of the public, thus, raising cryptocurrency awareness in China. Hopefully, next time the girl will choose less radical methods to do so.

We remind you:

McAfee Cryptocurrency Challenge Is Going Live

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Do Not Sell Ethereum: Top Original Clothes Prints in Support of Cryptocurrency

Due to the latest changes in the cryptocurrency market and the news that Ethereum is dying, Vitalik Buterin is trying hard to support cryptocurrency. The Coin Shark editorial board also decided not to stay away and cheer the fans of ETH, as well as all holders of other coins. We present a selection of original things and accessories that we found on the web.

1. The Holy Vitalik

Vitalik Buterin, no doubt, has achieved incredible success in the field of cryptocurrency. Therefore, we completely agree with this image of Ethereum’s founder.


2. Almost Nike: JUST HODL IT

The famous slogan of the world-famous sportswear and footwear manufacturer Nike, suits the situation on the crypto market perfectly: just hodl ETH.


3. Do not let ETH go
It is sad to watch those selling cryptocurrency, and then, in the future, not only it restores its positions, but also grows in price. A girl with a balloon symbolizes a lost dream or, in this case, an Ethereum coin.


4. Time to buy Ethereum

These watches always show the right time. It’s time to buy cryptocurrency.


5. Keep calm and hodl ETH

As you know, hodler is the slang name of an investor who buys cryptocurrencies and does not sell them, regardless of the situation on the market. This is what the well-known print reminds us of.


Besides the images of Ethereum, various accessories, clothing and decorative objects are also produced in support of both Bitcoin and other digital coins.






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Opera Users Can Now Send CryptoKitties to Each Other

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As we mentioned earlier, the browser Opera launched a cryptocurrency wallet with an Android and desktop versions available. While this innovation has become quite popular, Opera team did not stop and decided to dive into the crypto world even deeper.

The browser is partnering up with a blockchain-based app CryptoKitties. The official post said:

We’re now innovating by allowing you to send crypto-collectibles directly from the wallet to the person you want to, something that previously required visiting a digital marketplace and trading them.

From now on, the owners of Opera’s digital wallets can store crypto cats there and send them to the wallets of other users.

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Vitalik Buterin Reacted to the Statement that Ethereum Would Soon Collapse

Vitalik Buterin reacted to the article of Bitcoin Core developer who harshly criticized Ethereum

The founder of Ethereum has become the buzzword of the crypto community. There are numerous news about him involving scam-bots, fake accounts or different disputes. This time is no exception to the rule.

The developer of Bitcoin Core, Jeremy Rubin, posted an article in which he conducted a thorough analysis of the world’s #2 digital coin. After all, he concluded that Ethereum had no future due to a variety of major issues, like insufficient scalability or powerful competitors.

Also, Rubin was sure that the value of Ethereum would soon drop, because decentralized apps would soon start seeking new ways of creating their platforms, avoiding Ethereum blockchain protocol.

You can read more here:

Is The Coin Ethereum Doomed to Become Worthless?

Vitalik Buterin could not stand the offence and replied to the author of the article in a Reddit post. He wrote a huge message defending Ethereum and stating that its prospects are still quite promising.

According to Buterin, the Ethereum abstraction, mentioned in the article, will not be global enough to affect the Ethereum network  severely.

Economic abstraction can still happen at the user level; users could pay in spankchain tokens, but the block proposers would still need to cough up ETH.” – he said.

Buterin also claimed that ETH has all the chances to thrive in the future if it keeps developing, improving and evolving.

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