KIN Cryptocurrency

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👨‍💻 Kin Ecosystem · Subreddit · Blog · White Paper · Made with ❤ by Amrit ·

I'm Amrit. When I first heard of Kin a few weeks ago, I thought it was just another cryptocurrency. It's not. Kin is a decentralized ecosystem of digital services for daily life.

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Disclaimer: I don't work for Kik Interactive or Kin. This is a fan website.

What's the point of this website?

There are a lot of excellent resources across the internet on Kin, but they’re scattered in reddit threads, medium posts, GitHub repos, tweets, YouTube and Vimeo videos, Telegram group chats and other places. I’m starting 1000KIN to serve as a hub for anyone who wants to understand KIN in plain english - by pointing to simple questions across the internet.

Kin is a decentralized ecosystem of digital services for daily life. Let's watch the introductory video featuring Kik Interactive CEO Ted Livington and others explain it:

YouTube Live AMA on Dec 13, 2017

YouTube Live AMA on Feb 20, 2018

Kin Announcement on June 3, 2017

Kin Fireside Chat at TechCrunch Shenzhen

Decentralizing Everything. Navan talks to Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin

1. Announcing Kin, a Cryptocurrency for an Open Future

MEDIUM post by Ted Livingston: We’ve reached a worrying point in the evolution of the internet: more and more of our everyday digital activities — from talking to friends to ordering food to sharing photos — are controlled by fewer and fewer companies. The biggest companies use their scale to amass advertising dollars and give everything else away for free, making it nearly impossible for smaller competitors to find sustainable business models. Even if a potential competitor does break through, these companies turn to a copy-and-crush strategy, using their greater resources and user bases to stop anyone who poses a threat. At Kik, we’ve faced this problem first hand...

Kik’s Big Bet On The Ad-Free, Cryptocurrency-Funded Future Of Chat

FASTCOMPANY article on Kin ICO: By the numbers, the messaging app Kik looks like a runaway success: 15 million monthly active users, and $200 million in venture funding at a valuation that puts it in the unicorn club. And yet all those numbers pale in comparison to Facebook Messenger’s 1 billion users, or even WeChat’s 938 million.

      Kik’s founder, the Canadian whiz kid Ted Livingston, had dreams of making it the “WeChat of the West.” But Livingston eventually realized that it would be impossible to compete against tech giants willing to lose money on free products just to grab every last bit of user data they could get. And so, rather than raise more VC money to keep his business going, last month Kik did something altogether different: It sold nearly $100 million worth of Kin, a new currency of its own invention built on the Ethereum blockchain.
      

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In the meantime, read this fantastic resource by active kin community member, dill0n:

Q1 2018
  Kik team expands and restructures to fully emphasize Kin development.
  Load testing of Stellar blockchain for future migration.
  Full release of Kin integration within Kik app.
  Announcement of 3 to 5 initial digital service/app partners joining the Kin Ecosystem.
  Kin Standalone Wallet app (iOS/Android) release.
  Kin Ecosystem SDK (iOS/Android) release for integration into third party apps.
Q2 2018
  Migration to dual-token on both Stellar and Ethereum. Token swap opens (details forthcoming).
  Custom earning and spending experiences go live within initial partner apps.
Q3 2018
  Launch of Kin Rewards Engine (KRE). Daily payouts to Ecosystem services begin.
  Kin Foundation established by Kin Ecosystem members to democratize governance and R&D of Kin beyond initial release.
Q4 2018
  Further expansion of Kin Ecosystem as a stream of new digital service providers and apps integrate Kin to compete for daily KRE payouts.
      

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