Arthur is the product development lead at AxiomZen. He is an Engineer by training with a Computer Science degree and a Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction.
CryptoKitties is a multi-million-dollar video game, where players collect and breed digital cats on the Ethereum Blockchain.
In this episode, Arthur and I discuss:
– What CryptoKitties is
– What motivated the AxiomZen team to create CryptoKitties, and
– The implications of a new non-fungible ERC-721 token business model
SHOW NOTES[00:54] – Who is Arthur Camara and what is CryptoKitties? Introduction and overview [07:30] – Why is everyone going crazy over CryptoKitties? [08:25] – $200,000 for a virtual cat? $28 million dollars of cat purchases in a matter of weeks? Analyzing revenues generated by CryptoKitties [12:28] – Arthur explains how decentralization makes gaming better [14:38] – Abandoning the ICO model and the emergence of CryptoKitty charlatans [18:31] – Using CryptoKitties to make the Blockchain more accessible [22:00] – Arthur Camara explains where the value of a CryptoKitty comes from and clarifies the difference between fungible (ERC-20) and non-fungible (ERC-721) tokens [24:02] – Reviewing the CryptoKitty business model. How does AxiomZen (the creators of CryptoKitties) make money from the game? [35:34] – How much skill is required to play CryptoKitties and does playing the game help newbies understand the concept of Blockchain? [38:40] – How to play CryptoKitties – a step-by-step overview [41:24] – Designing CryptoKitties. How did they do it? [37:52] – Thoughts on scaling Ethereum after CryptoKitty madness brought the Ethereum Blockchain to a grinding halt [51:35] – Arthur goes over some of the biggest challenges his team faced during the design of CryptoKitties [53:20] – His thoughts on which areas will most likely undergo massive disruption by Blockchain [56:04] – Besides CryptoKitties, what other Blockchain App does Arthur Camara find exciting? [57:56] – What does AxiomZen do? [58:59] – Arthur’s take on the state of Bitcoin and Ethereum in 10 years [1:00:51] – His advice to companies interested in innovating with Blockchain [1:01:47] – How to get in touch with Arthur Camara and how to find CryptoKitties [1:02:30] – Conclusion
– CryptoKitties sales statistics
– ERC 721
– Gas in Ethereum
– CryptoKitties website
– AxiomZen website
– CryptoKitties on Twitter
– Arthur Camara on Twitter