Most people are familiar with blockchain technology in its relation to cryptocurrency, but Cryptibles is a new platform that demonstrates just how wide-spanning the system has the potential to be. The newly created app and site lets users create completely unique digital collectibles, ensuring each creation's authenticity through the blockchain in the same way that it prevents cryptocurrency from being duplicated.
The appeal behind collectibles lies in the idea that someone has something that few other people in the world can obtain. Traditionally, collectors can be sure of the uniqueness of their collections simply because those collections consist of physical things, from stamps to baseball cards. With blockchain technology, digital images and animations — things that could be infinitely copied in the past — are now assuredly unique, making them as interesting and fun to collect as anything else.