CryptoKitties, the Ethereum-based, decentralized application (DApp) that allows users to purchase, collect, breed and sell various types of virtual cats, announced today that it has partnered with HTC, a Taiwanese consumer electronics company, to bring its collectibles game to Android devices.
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While little information has been released at this time, the announcement states that the exclusive partnership will allow select HTC phone users to collect and breed one-of-a-kind CryptoKitties on the go. The DApp is currently available on the HTC U12+ and other unlisted HTC phones.
Last May, HTC announced today that it had planned to build a new Android phone that would be powered by blockchain technology. Named Exodus, the new smartphone was to feature a universal wallet and hardware support for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as for DApps.
However, HTC has since told The Verge that the Exodus will no be powered by the blockchain but instead will have a native crypto wallet and CryptoKitties. Additionally, the Exodus will feature some facet of mobile crypto mining, and HTC is currently exploring various consensus protocols.
CryptoKitties is one of the first games built on the Ethereum blockchain and recently closed a Series A financing round of $12 million, led by Silicon Valley venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz.