Updated 26 Jan 2017: Animoca Brands announced that it has signed a one-year renewable exclusive license and distribution agreement with Axiom Zen to publish CryptoKitties in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The Hong Kong-based mobile game developer did not disclose any further details about the launch in the press release.

Axiom Zen, a Vancouver-based innovation studio, is launching its flagship Ethereum-based game CryptoKitties in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The company has signed a one-year renewable exclusive license and distribution agreement with Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based mobile game developer, to publish the blockchain game.

Benny Giang, one of the co-founders of CryptoKitties told TechNode in an interview that the team plans to first roll out the mobile version of the game for iOS in the Greater China region, then the rest of Asia. However, there “are a lot regulations in play… This means we cannot guarantee the launch of CryptoKitties.”

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.