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Egg Cave is quite the happening place! Visit our blog for the latest updates on everything new that we add to the site — new creatures, exciting worlds, account updates, and unique activities to do!

New Easter Cash Shop Travels Plus Monthly Trinkets

April 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM 17 Comments

Easter-themed Cash Shop Travels

These brand-new Cash Shop Travels are now available for a limited time! Collect yours today.

April 2018 Monthly Trinkets Arriving

They're here! Find April 2018's monthly trinkets restocking at Trinket Travels. Wendy will be glad to see you if you stop by.




Foolish Travels

April 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM 3 Comments

Foolish Travels

In light of April Fools, find these foolish Travels restocking at the Travel Agency.

Buying Cash Shop Items and Travels Fixed

April 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM 3 Comments

Buying CS Items and Travels Fixed

There was a glitch that prevented users with a valid CaveCash balance from buying CS items like Travels. This has been fixed. If you've been waiting, you can now get these items. It was broken for a few days.

Retirement Notice

These Cash Shop Travels from this past autumn will be retiring on April 6 at 11:59 PM ECT.

APRIL FOOLS! Egg Coins and CaveCash here to stay

April 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM 28 Comments
Egg Cave on the Blockchain
Introducing CryptoCoins

APRIL FOOLS!!!

April Fools! Egg Cave is not converting to a cryptocurrency called CryptoCoins. Egg Coins and CaveCash are here to stay — all of your currencies are safe and you do not have to register for a cryptocurrency exchange to buy CryptoCoins for US$0.10 a piece. Madness! Egg Cave is free to play and will be forever.

Cryptocurrencies have been absolutely huge this past year though, haven't they? They are pretty complicated, as you might've guessed, though. It would be a disaster for Egg Cave if we actually switched.

If you want, you can still "manage" your fake CryptoCoins wallet here.

The Crypto

In the mean time, the Crypto is still available in the Cave through the end of this month.

More Easter and Spring Things On the Way

Since April Fools Day fell on Easter, we've delayed a few of our Easter releases including the Easter Egg Hunt. Stay tuned as we return to your regularly-scheduled Easter programming at Egg Cave.

Introducing CryptoCoins

April 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM 100 Comments
Egg Cave on the Blockchain
Introducing CryptoCoins

Over the last year or so, you have probably heard about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. Bitcoins exist on something called the blockchain, a digital ledger in which transactions made in a cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.

Today, we are proud to announce Egg Cave's own version of a cryptocurrency called CryptoCoins. It will replace both Egg Coins and CaveCash as something that is technologically superior. CryptoCoins (CC) will be an ERC20 token that runs on the Ethereum blockchain app platform.

The Good News: You Control Your CryptoCoins, Not Egg Cave

To get started, you will need to begin familiarizing yourself with blockchain technology. You will need to understand that your CryptoCoins (the new currency at Egg Cave) will have both public and private keys. When someone sends you CryptoCoins over the blockchain, they are actually sending them to a hashed version of what's known as the “public key”. There is another key which is hidden from them, that is known as the “private key.” This private key is used to derive the public key. You can know your own private key, and everyone else on the blockchain knows their own private key, but the private key should not be shared with outsiders (that is, unless you want your CryptoCoins to be stolen!). Anyone who has access to your private key can access your funds.

What's cool about this: Egg Cave is no longer the centralized bank or distributor of Egg Coins or CaveCash. You control your own currency and Egg Cave can't tell you what to do with your tokens! Your tokens are also not subject to things like downtime or glitches at Egg Cave. They are yours and yours alone!

The Biggest Changes

  • Egg Cave is no longer the central bank of any currency — it is being decentralized
  • Egg Coins and CaveCash will be phased out starting April 2, 2018
  • CaveCash balances >0 CaveCash will be reimbursed with the CryptoCoin ERC20 token based on their value in USD beginning April 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM ECT (Eastern)
  • CryptoCoins will go on sale in an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) on April 2, 2018 at eggcave.com
  • CryptoCoins supply will be capped at 21,000,000 CryptoCoins, solving the "inflation problem" that fiat currencies struggle with
  • CryptoCoins won't be given out on Egg Cave as rewards for things like feeding, they will need to be purchased on cryptocurrency exchanges around the world like Coinbase or Binance (get ready to set up a brokerage account to begin trading!)
  • Trades and Auctions will be converted to smart contracts (in order to trade, you will need to be a coder and programmer)

Real-Life Changes To Consider

The value of CryptoCoins will be tied to the US dollar. The exchange value will change over time which means you could gain or lose value. This means that you will be obligated to report your CryptoCoin capital gains on your taxes to whatever country you're currently living in. If you're in the US, please see Form 8949 with the IRS.

We understand that this is a pretty big change but are confident that, with such loyal players like Egg Cavers, that it will be a piece of cake for you to figure out.

The Learning Curve

Everything that we've talked about thus far is the easy part of cryptocurrencies like CryptoCoins. From here, it gets a little bit more difficult (i.e. what is my wallet address? What is another user's wallet address if I'm not sending to their Egg Cave username? What programming language are smart contracts written in so I can trade?). If understanding this has been too difficult so far, we're sorry to inform you that you may not be able to continue playing Egg Cave because its currency might be too advanced for you.

Next Steps: Create Your CryptoCoins Wallet

Egg Cave will manage your CryptoCoins wallet. In preparation for these changes, please visit eggcave.com/cryptocoins and click General Public/Private Key Pair. Using these keys, you can then generate your wallet addresses which is where Egg Cave users will be sending you CryptoCoins. Remember to keep your private key safe and never share it with anyone (unless you want to your coins stolen!).

The Crypto

To celebrate Egg Cave's evolution to a more secure, inflation-proof currency, the Crypto has appeared in the Cave. Find it there for a limited time (through the end of the month, April 30)!

Welcome to April: Happy Easter

April 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM 91 Comments

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from all of us at Egg Cave! Welcome to a new month at Egg Cave.

April Cash Shop Monthlies

April 2018's Cash Shop Monthlies are now available for purchase for a limited time. This is Medis and Pipared, both of which are user suggestions. Many thanks to @wigglytuff and @redflipflap, respectively, for contributing these two concepts. Free creatures have been added to your accounts.


Cave Monthlies

April wouldn't be complete without some new creatures, the Mossoroo and Jarohal, in the Cave! Go out and collect them for yourselves.


The Prankey

The seasonal Prankey is available again April 1 through April 3. Find yours in the Cave!

Pipared Frozen Pops

Find these brand-new, never-before-seen frozen Pipared pops restocking at Finley's Flavors.

    

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg hunt returns in the coming weeks! Stay tuned.

The Longest Dragold's Den Ever

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Dragold's Den event this year! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it on for you all.

March 2018 Lottery: Drawing 2

March 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM 9 Comments

Lottery Winner

Congratulations to @foxesthebest and @a_milo and @mechanicalheart, the winners of drawing 2 for March 2018's Cash Shop Creature Lottery! A Cloveater has been added to each of your accounts.

Buy your tickets for the next drawing now!

March 2018 Roundup and Reminders

March 31, 2018 at 12:00 AM 16 Comments

Easter Is Tomorrow

We'll be celebrating Easter at Egg Cave tomorrow! The annual Easter Egg Hunt will return later in April.

The Sidris Is Retiring

The lovely Sidris is retiring from the Cash Shop Park tonight at 11:59 PM ECT. Get yours before you can't anymore.

Last Day to Visit Dragold's Den

Dragold's Den will be closing tonight at 11:59 PM ECT. It's your last full day to visit. We hope you've enjoyed the event!

The Last of the Lucky Travels

March 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM 10 Comments

Lucky Travels

The last of this year's St. Patrick's Day travels can now be found at the Travel Agency.

    

Dragold Plushies Could Make You Greedy

March 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM 11 Comments

Dragold Plushies

These adorable Dragold plushies are now restocking at the Toy Shop and are rumored to make people who hug them greedy!

    

Cash Shop Pages Updated

Many other Cash Shop pages that were previously in the old page shell have been updated to the new layout.

Want to go back in time? Keep reading our older site blog posts below.