CryptoKitties, which lets users collect and breed digital cats, is the most popular game on Ethereum blockchain, the company said. In fact, when the game debuted in 2017, its popularity congested the Ethereum network to the point that noticeable shutdowns hurt the performance of other apps.
The new version has been optimized to take advantage of Arcology’s processing power and native ability to dynamically adjust to network demands, the company said. According to Arcology President and founder Laurent Zhang, the revamped CryptoKitties — also known as LightspeedKitties — outperforms its predecessor by a factor of 1,000 to one.
To simulate roughly nine months of gameplay, Zhang and his team created five million user accounts that generated 2.5 million transactions running on 32 Ethereum Virtual Machines (EVMs). In this demonstration, Arcology’s game posted 30,000 transactions per second (TPS).
In contrast, Ethereum’s original network handles just 15 to 20 transactions per second. The long-awaited Ethereum 2.0, not expected until 2022, is forecast to process at most 3,000 transactions per second.
Additionally, Ethereum’s transaction fees often increase dramatically during network surges like the ones caused by the original CryptoKitties, but Arcology solves this problem by using artificial intelligence and adaptive learning to run a blockchain that is faster, more powerful and more flexible, the