There are two aspects of blockchain that get the CryptoKitties team purring. First is permissionless extensibility, which allows anyone to build on top of their favourite dapps (check out the KittyVerse for plenty of examples). Second is interoperability, the potential for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from one dapp to unlock features in another.
But rather than just talk about interoperability, we think it's important you experience it for yourself. So CryptoKitties has partnered with Decentraland and created a fun way to show off your Kitties.
Decentraland is a virtual world built on the Ethereum network where players can buy and develop pieces of property, each one represented by an NFT called LAND.
Decentraland’s world lives on the blockchain, not a centralized server, and players truly own their LAND tokens, just like they own their CryptoKitties. That means they can shape the virtual world however they want, knowing their work can never be altered or taken away, and collect 100% of any revenue generated by their creations.
Players can explore the Decentraland Metaverse to discover and enjoy other people’s creations and experiences.
And now they can bring their CryptoKitties into Decentraland, too.
How do I bring my Kitties into Decentraland?
Picture Frames are the latest addition to Decentraland’s Builder; the editing tool players use to create their virtual environments. Picture Frames let Dapper users insert a 2D depiction of a non-fungible token into their creation––like a favourite Kitty!
Here’s how to create your own Picture Frame:
- Navigate to Decentraland's Builder and log in with your Dapper wallet
- Scroll down the Item Drawer until you find Picture Frames
- Select the Kitty you want to show off and drop it in the place of honor in your digital home!
This collaboration marks the first time players can integrate their cryptocollectibles into Decentraland’s virtual landscape. Another win for interoperability on the blockchain!
Extensibility is the future
Crossovers like this are just the beginning. The true power of blockchain lies in its openness and collaborative potential, and in the freedom for anyone to build and shape the technology as they see fit.
If you’ve already built your own Decentraland creation, why not add your favourite Kitty? If you haven’t visited Decentraland yet, buy a piece of LAND and see what you can do with it!