Load in Ethereum in connection with the growing popularity of the game CryptoKitties that uses technology and smart contracts based on Ethereum, so high that it has forced at least one ICO project to postpone the launch.
Selling tokens SophiaTX project, originally scheduled for December 5, was postponed in order to ensure the normal launch of the ICO. Team SophiaTX, which is developing blockchain platform for the B2B sector, said that carries your ICO on Thursday, December 7.
The problem, according to the team, is that activity around CryptoKitties – based applications on Ethereum, which is buying, selling and breeding virtual cats – takes away a major share of the resources of Ethereum.
As a result, users-including those who are trying to purchase tokens via the ethereum network, have long to wait before the transaction is confirmed, because many of the transactions associated with the application CryptoKitties.
We decided to postpone the generation of tokens for 48 hours, because a very large number of participants will use ETH, and it will be a serious disappointment if their attempt to contribute will not be treated in a timely manner.
It is not clear how the load is generated CryptoKitties will affect the future ICO. According to ETHGasStation.info network congestion has slightly decreased in comparison with yesterday.