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CryptoKitties received $ 15 million investment from Google, Samsung and Andreessen Horowitz



Dapper Labs, behind the CryptoKitties project, announced it has received $ 15 million in investments from a number of well-known players, including Google Ventures, Samsung NEXT and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). It is reported by CoinDesk .

A new round of funding "cryptococci" led by the company Venrock, in addition, the project was invested by persons whose names had not been associated with the cryptocurrency industry: the talent search agency William Morris Endeavor and the eSports company aXiomatic.

Earlier this year, the CryptoKitties attracted investments of $ 12 million , and now bringing this amount to $ 27 million, the developers of the collectible game seem to be preparing for a new release.

Dieter Shirley, technical director of CryptoKitties and the author of the ERC-721 standard, on which crypto-game tokens are being created, refused to disclose all project plans, but confirmed that the company intends to use the funds received to launch a new product and that in the coming weeks something interesting is waiting for users.

This is confirmed by the teaser on the project site, which features a mascot named Dapper, as well as recent tweets by engineer Arthur Camara.

Recall the game CryptoKitties was launched in December 2017. It allows users to buy, collect, grow and exchange digital kittens that work as ERC-721 tokens. In the past, the popularity of cryptococci has often caused the Ethereum blockchain overload .

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