[CryptoNews] Popular CryptoKitties app game, may help usher in a new trend of Ethereum Digital Collecting

After the successful launch of CryptoKitties a week ago, it has become the most popular Ethereum application in the market today that it started spawning numerous spinoffs like Cryptopuppies (after cats, dogs are sure to follow), CryoPets, and the much awaited Bitpets (Bitpets)  into the digital world.


Not all are excited with the latest trend, with some people being skeptic about the whole thing, but the fact still remains that CryptoKitties is a pioneer in what could be one of the platform’s biggest applications.

Litecoin’s creator Charlie Lee and Earn.com’s CEO Balaji Srinivasan commented that the application is “actually important” with the CEO explaining further that “it’s one of the first examples of what people have been talking about for years: frictionless international trading of digital assets (not just cash!) on a blockchain”\

Source: https://twitter.com/balajis/status/938227401087004674

Breaking the tradition, CryptoKitties is also the first app to be made under ERC721 (Etherium Request for Comments 721), since this technical standard fits in nicely for collectibles apps that are not fungible (different virtual cats/pets have different values when compared to each other). Another thing making ERC721 ideal for Collectibles like CryptoKitties is that ER20 tokens are divisible (meaning users can divide them up into tiny amounts for buying, selling or trading), which is best for currency but not with virtual animals (imagine owning half an animal or half a cat, what value or fun will you have in that?). But ERC721 isn’t perfected and complete yet, there are still some questions which surrounds developers as of this moment, some are still not satisfied with its coding, but the most important thing is, it’s now being utilized and used.

The game CryptoKitties, has open the door for developers and startups to take an interest in ERC721 as a way of making Crypto assets much more easier to use.

Mr. James Martin Duffy, co-founder of startup LoomX, told CoinDesk on an interview: “I see [ERC-721] tokens having huge potential in the realm of digital collectibles and online games,” Duffy said. “You could use them for digital playing cards … or in-game items in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The tokens could represent the swords, armor and other objects that your character has in his inventory. ” And it doesn’t stop there, Duffy added that, “ERC-721 could also facilitate the tracking, trading and management of real-world assets such as houses or cars.”

Source: https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-collectables-ethereums-next-killer-app-is-on-its-way/

With the launching of Bitpets on the horizon, things are getting exciting for fans of cryptocurrency, collecting and of course games. As they say in Pokemon: Gotta catch em all.


The reborn

You know it guys that for a fact I don’t usually write about games nowadays, but I guess, it is my human nature that I am really into gaming and no one or nothing can stop me to talk about what’s inside my head especially if it is about the trend in the gaming world.

The relaunched of Gramfantasia, bearing an additional name ‘Genesis’ in its title is mysterious and mind tickling. For most gamers they might think that this would mean … Ooops! I don’t want to spoil you right here on my blog, so I leave you hanging there. Try it now to discover what I am talking here.


Screenshot of the new Gramfantasia Genesis on PlayStore

Download the game app through Google PlayStore to find out what’s new and what’s out!

Click this GRAMFANTASIA GENESIS to download the app.

Heya, just to tease a little I gonna do few reviews on the latest in technology so check me out soon!

Learning with Gadgets

Now a lot of the older generation are learning step by step on how to properly optimize usage of the latest gadgets today in the market. We don’t necessarily have tutorial tools except for their kids. But now we have apps that can teach our babies on how to start learning with numbers and letters.

One sample we have is Dora’s English Adventure. It is an app created for kids helping them out with minor subjects with numbers, letters and a lot more. We have tested it with different age and some kids tend to learn more using this app. We have noticed an interaction we don’t see normally in a classroom setup because the teachers are focused on a large group not on an individual setup.

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Here is a part of the game where Dora wants to dance with the kid. Here is a chance for the kid to be active and have fun while learning. This is a great way for the parents to keep track of the learning of a kid because they even have an option to check and see a kids understanding of the event.

You can download the App here:

App Store : http://apple.co/2dcP0zE

Google Play Store : http://bit.ly/2dcOO3n

Let your kids learn the fun way, Download it now for free.


Ipad Mini 4 Review

Apple fans – the lighter, slimmer and improved Ipad mini 4 is more than what you think that meets the eye. Back in September last year when it was first revealed, nothing got me excited for it. Except to it being an apple made device which is a great brag off at a very least! With its weight of 299 gram, this SIM card enabled device is a best travel buddy whether I am riding on a train or just relaxing at the poolside while taking selfies with my friends.

And yes if we discuss about its design, nothing much changed that would lead you to think that it’s a no Ipad mini 3 but unfortunately it’s still its progenitor’s design you met before.

Well if in terms of functionality, I know you’re used to it already and its apple conventional way that it only upgrades selected portions of the system rather than reinventing new ones such as LG’s G5 current innovation. But wise consumers know that this doesn’t make apple less than what it really is.

One instance is the embedding of Night shift mode function where the device screen color temperature is a bit adjusted to some yellowish tint to make it easier for the eyes which I think is a good move especially for night users.

What more excitement you can get is that it retains the slim and small size of its mom just as fitting to the curve of our hand palms.

A very minor body changes were improved too like the volume buttons on the side that sit now just surface level that is also conspicuous on Ipad Air 2 design.

And there would be no worries regarding applications, you also get all built-in apps you had in the previous version with little improvement.

While, most of you are gamers I suppose, and trying it on a heavy graphic mobile game it turns out just as fantastic you might never imagine!

The strong and solid appeal of this all-metal design is very attractive to consumers. The heat when used excessively for long hours is actually not felt. While the only downside is the hefty price it is sold for.

For Yesterday’s Memoriam

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Image was lifted from science-all.com

Filipino living in the US is not the usual feeling of a fish out of the water! My dad who works here since 70’s doesn’t mind being a brown man strayed in the Americas. When I followed him, he taught me that integrating in the culture of the whites do not necessarily mean spitting at the grave of my own Heroes but rather respecting what was before us at the moment and what the people are accustomed to shall be what we observe. And yes, we may not celebrate this day, but we, our family who stays here for more than two decades already, finds time to give honor to the memory of the fallen soldiers and lauds the glory they’ve contributed to this land.

Similar to a typical white guy (don’t want to sound a little racist or downgrade my color), we are human with the heart to kind of things like this. It’s naturally coming out from us that we love to commemorate it and exalt for such event! Just like what we do in Pilipinas – fiestas of the patron saint for example.

According to George S Patton “it is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.  Rather we should thank God that such men lived”

I remember the Philippine fallen SAF Soldiers who’d been entangled in a dire encounter with the ruthless troop of bandit in the island of Mindanao. Merciless. But each of them who in exercise of duty put the land’s glory first before their selves in the name of love for the country. I believe that bravery is what defines the people of that land.

Though it’s unofficially summer season, and the heat of the king sun hasn’t invade the roof of my room, my mom in support to this occasion strung a US flag waving back and forth against the wind by the window in the main entrance of our house. We are not Americans but we are a family, Filipino in blood, stepping our feet in the soil of the Americas we now call home.

Hail to the Valiant Heroes!

Builders’ Battle Royale FINALS: Recap

I was out and reluctant for several weeks already and haven’t made up my mind if writing something about the concluded Builders’ Battle Royale Finals is worth writing for you my readers. Anyway, even I couldn’t really come up with a rock-hard decision I am a little settled in giving you guys some of the events’ outstanding and show-stopping episodes.

The last Twitch event if you still clearly remember had a registration to let participants secure a slot in the battle but for this time it was changed to a 3 on 3 match and who earns the highest number of medals gets a slot in top 9 official FINALS participants.

So here I walk you through the best match episodes I think would matter and for your future plans in joining the Twitch tournament.

(Quarter Finals: qualifying battle)


Syed began the match by placing roads and a dojo. Chili dog Stand stood next these buildings which I think was quite a decent plan to invest in production of attacking unit. Then an ever amazing Fortune teller known for destroying building and consoling out 30K gold coins appeared and helped Syed get additional edge over Vega. Meanwhile, Vega’s based was destroyed in a matter of minute but quickly recovered due to some attacks. Syed never passed any chance and attempted to buy Vega’s HQ. You know how important HQ is, right? And the buying was successful. Syed won by getting a total of 22 769 points against Vega’s 7,229 advancing him to the Quarter FINALS.

Quarter Finals

Round 1 (Sara V Sidhe)


Yes we would never forget that Sidhe was Downtown Brawl’s Champion well-known for strategies patterned to bringing the Stock market the first, meringue hill the second, following it, is HQ Skill activation and Stock broker skill activation. But the wind has changed and Sidhe wasn’t seen able to finish this anticipated lethal strategy. Counter-attacking with Kung Fu Kids, Sarah was able to hammer down Sidhe’s HQ instantly. Sidhe put up another Meringue Hill in the light of expanding population while Sara knew it was the right time to buy out Sidhe’s HQ. Sara successfully bought Sidhe’s HQ and win the match with over 19K points, an 8,500 points ahead if Sidhe.

Round 2 (Dr.Insane V FoX)


Dojo was the first building placed in, followed by utilities. This strategy is old-fashion as we knew by then that the opponent is scheming to release an attacking unit anytime soon. Dr.Insane built a Fortune Teller. But is seems that, the first attack was a move from Fox using destructive infernosaurs. Later, counter-attacked by a Fortune Teller skill from Dr.Insane. Doubling the offense, Dr.Insane released massive infernosaurs and giggling extortionists. Fox activated Kung fu kid and master to combat the attacking unit. At two minutes left both company has earned 19K population down from almost 80K population of both company. Another infernosaurs freed from Fox’ City to bring desolation. Seconds after, Fox activated Stock broker. At the end Fox edged out Dr.Insane with 40K population, 341K gold coins, and 60 land covered. This is a real fight of real struggling players. 😀

Round 3 (Adam V Slyde)


Slyde, who replaced Ezgi move first with a Dojo and Stock Market, a prominent pattern of buildings being put up this Twitch season.  But before things turn good for him, Adam is already attempting to buy out Slyde HQ and within a minute, Adam was successful with the buyout making him progressed to the next round.

Round 4 (Nurse Lori V Syed)


A typical laying out of roads was observed which deviated from Syde’s usual first move and putting up a Chili Dog Stand next to it. Fortune Teller appeared. Nurse Lori built Stock Market and released Infernosaur, the very first offense released in their match. Syed in hope to bring up population even bigger put up a Meringue Hill followed by another attack of infernosaurs. Syed initiated a base buyout of Nurse Lori’s and it was a success. Syed won with a staggering 28K points.


Round 5 (Fox V Sara)


Fox initiated the activation of Kung fu Kid. It was counter-defended by Sara by activating Kung fu Kids too. Both seem to imitate each other’s attack pattern in the first few minutes since most of each other buildings were similar. Fox might just be kidding and deviated from copying tactics while activating a Stock Market. But Sara did the first move to buy out Fox’s base and was truly successful. Later, it was Fox who won the match by 32K coins and 7 in land area covered summing up a total of 11K with only a 3K difference.

Round 6 (Adam V Syed)


It’s all about the Stock Market! Adam started the match with a decent offensive unit by activating Kung fu Kids. But following was a catastrophe that a surprising Base buyout would be later known to Syde making him dumbed and paralyzed upon seeing all his hardships turned into ashes before him.  Adam successfully bought the base and quickly won the match with 35K points in less than a minute.


 Round 6 (Fox V Adam)

It’s actually a Phoenix VS Phoenix but the first few minutes of the fight seemed to be children playing inside. Both were placing their buildings adjacent to opponents HQ or Base which I find really funny and a sort of teasing. Adam, the Champion-would-be started off the match by putting a Dojo and activating its skill. In a matter of a minute after the offense was released he initiated a buyout of Fox’ Base and was very successful making Fox get no points except for 2 in terms of land area.

Adam won the last match of Builders’ Battle Royale Finals!

Hail to the champion, winners, and the event organizers behind this successful Twitch Tournament. We want to see more!

Second childhood and its good effect

Just lately, I learned that papa is behaving differently.

I call lolo my papa. That word ‘papa’ sounds pretty endearing to my ears as much as I love hear myself utters it. I grew up my teenage in his care and guidance and I am very proud to be my grandpa’s only boy. But every day, things are getting clearer and slowly unravel things I suspect before now seems to ring true. This manifestation disturbs me and becomes a hurting truth in my bare eyes that papa has a problem.

They call it second childhood.

I heard its effect. The worst of having it. But I shrug it off. I know it for fact that it would never happen to him no matter what because he’s strong and has always been active and he’s yet on his 71.

The way he acts much more like a child seems to be just usual to me then because we play together more than often but not this time any longer. That thought in my head that I almost don’t know him now is really annoying. I visited a doctor in our local and consulted it. He said, it is not something needing medical attention but a psychological one.

According to psychologist, signs are simple and quick to notice. A number of rational functions would be affected like doing the basic math, thinking, as well as memorizing and this result to becoming weird of that person. He’s like a time-travelled papa back to his early12.

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This is not papa’s picture. Rights and other related rights related copyright and ownership is completely credited to its original original owner.

Months passed.

He does the same things every day. He plays games with my phone and loves it very much. There would even be a time that I would find my phone missing and found it is at his grip. But I don’t give it a fuck. He’s my papa and I love.

So all since then, I find time to sit with him on the couch to play my favorite, now our favorite mobile game. I discovered his liking for it when I found that my account was levelled up a bit. Thanks to papa.

Downtown Showdown has never been that easy for both of us. But I am trying to create an account for him play together. Conquer other cities, and win the battle for loots, medals and gems.

Though there is no quick way, or rather nothing can really help him out this condition; I believe it had a good effect on both of us because we now have a more meaningful moment every time with one another.

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This is the game I am telling you in the story.