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Conceptual Model

Kik Interactive Inc. is creating a cryptocurrency as a first step to launching a decentralized ecosystem of digital services. The Kin cryptocurrency will first power a digital economy inside of Kik, and then will serve as the basis of interoperability with other digital services in the Kin Ecosystem.

Project Description

Kin is a decentralized ecosystem composed of a group of digital services launched by Kik. The Kin token is an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency that is to be used for daily online activites such as instant messaging, social media, tipping and payments within the Kin Ecosystem . The Kin token will will also serve as the basis of interchangeability with other digital services.Team:Ted Livingston: CEO, Founder.Peter Heinke: CFO & COO.Eran Ben-Ari: CPO.Erin Clift: CMO.Dave Simons: SVP Engineering.Kin will be holding its ICO on September 12, 2017. The ICO token supply represents 10% of the total token supply, so there will be a total of 100000000000 tokens available at the offering. The ICO is expected to end on September 26, 2017.Token Reserve Split (90%):30% Preallocated to Kik as the founding member of the Kin Foundation and subject to a long-term vesting schedule;60% Under the purview of the Kin Foundation, locked under the Kin Rewards Engine schema, and used strategically to grow the Kin Ecosystem and fund the operations of the foundation;

Founders and Associates

Ted Livingston -Founder & CEO, Kik

Peter Heinke -CFO & COO, Kik

Eran Ben-Ari -CPO, Kik

Dany Fishel -President, Kik Israel

Eileen Lyon -General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Erin Clift -CMO, Kik

Dave Simons -SVP Engineering, Kik

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KIN Latest Updates
January 15, 2019

The Second Kin Developer Program Launches Thursday

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January 14, 2019

Blockchain Strategy Update: Next Steps in Migrating to the Kin Blockchain

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January 11, 2019

2018 Q4 Kin highlights

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December 27, 2018

Tippic — A Tipping Experience and More

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December 26, 2018

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December 21, 2018

Kin Developer Program Q&A: Zool

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December 19, 2018

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December 18, 2018

UX/I Use Case — Moving Your Kin Between Apps

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December 17, 2018

Hitting the Road: Kin at Hard Fork Decentralized 2018

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December 14, 2018

Developer Program Q&A: Kinny

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December 11, 2018

Moving Kin Between Apps in the Ecosystem

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December 06, 2018

Enabling Kik’s social economy with Kin-powered tipping

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Kin Developer Program Q&A: pop.in

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November 28, 2018

Tapatalk and Kin

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November 23, 2018

Kin Developer Program Q&A: Reveald

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November 19, 2018

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November 16, 2018

New Kin Experiences in Perfect365

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November 15, 2018

Kin Developer Program Apps — Live in Week Four

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November 08, 2018

Kin Developer Program Apps — Live in Week Three

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November 07, 2018

More ways to spend Kin in Kik

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November 02, 2018

Kin Developer Program Q&A: Blastchat

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November 01, 2018

Kin Developer Program Apps — Live in Week Two

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October 26, 2018

Kin Gives Pop-Up Tech Talk at Unite L.A.

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October 25, 2018

Kin Developer Program Apps — Live in Week 1

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October 23, 2018

Continuing our work with Unity — Kin attends Unite L.A.

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October 18, 2018

Meet the Developer Platform Team!

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October 16, 2018

Demo Day Roundup

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October 11, 2018

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From: Phillip Yang

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From: Caroline Edwards

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2018 Q3 Kin Highlights

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From: Caroline Edwards

October 02, 2018

Kin Developer Program — Apps from our Community

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September 26, 2018

Kin, One Year in

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From: Ted Livingston

September 24, 2018

Kin Developer Program: Use Cases for Travel and Local

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From: Rod McLeod

September 20, 2018

Kin Developer Program Changes — We Heard Your Feedback!

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From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

September 17, 2018

Kin Developer Program: Use Cases for Crypto in Health and Fitness

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From: Caroline Edwards

September 13, 2018

On Kin Security and Partner Apps

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From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

September 12, 2018

Kin Q&A: Takeaways from Ted’s September 2018 AMA

https://medium.com/media/9eb2c8d09b2182e6f1cfd94fe53c7014/hrefAs he does every month, Ted sat down to answer thoughtful questions from our community members and provide progress updates on some of our big wins since the last AMA. This month, Ted opened by sharing his perspective on the industry...

From: Alec Booker

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Kin Developer Program: Use Cases for Crypto in Gaming

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From: Nitzan Tomer

August 31, 2018

Product Manager Q&A: Initial Learnings From Integrating Kin Into Kik

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From: Alec Booker

August 30, 2018

The Stellar Blockchain and The Story of the Federated Consensus — Blockchain Academy

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From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

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Kin Developer Program: Timeline

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From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

August 22, 2018

Kinit App Now Live in iOS App Store

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From: Caroline Edwards

August 16, 2018

Kin Q&A: Takeaways from Ted’s August 2018 AMA

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From: Caroline Edwards

August 15, 2018

Kin Developer Program Accepts 40 Developers to Grow Kin Ecosystem

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From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

August 06, 2018

Vote for the Kin Team to SXSW 2019!

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From: Caroline Edwards

Vote the Kin Team to SXSW 2019!

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From: Caroline Edwards

More Ways to Earn Kin: Swelly and true[X] in Kinit

The positive reception to the Kinit Beta app has been amazing. We’ve found that users are excited to earn Kin so they can start spending it in the app on offers from Amazon, Google Play, and more.One common piece of feedback was that people wanted more ways to earn Kin. That’s why we’ve...

From: Alec Booker

July 30, 2018

A Response to Vitalik’s Hard Questions

I’ve recently had the chance to work with the Kin platform to build a chat themes feature inside Kik and have been thinking about how Kin, in general, might solve some of the problems the industry faces when building for long-run blockchain projects. Vitalik Buterin has obviously been...

From: Bryan Lahartinger

July 24, 2018

Doubling Down on the Kin Blockchain

As you all know, Kin has a three-step plan:Build a scalable blockchainLaunch Kin in KikExpand Kin beyond KikI’m happy to report that we’re on track with all three steps. In some areas, we’re already ahead of plan, specifically in our efforts to build a scalable blockchain.In May, we...

From: Ted Livingston

July 23, 2018

A New Way of Being in the Digital World

While anyone who has suffered through a high school literature class is familiar with the question “To be or not to be,” the question “to have or to be” is probably less well known.The idea that possession (having) and action (being) may be at odds with each other was of significant...

From: David Sherman

July 17, 2018

Kinit Beta App Now Live in Google Play

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From: Rod McLeod

July 12, 2018

Kin Q&A: Takeaways from Ted’s July 2018 AMA

https://medium.com/media/dbfb1654444bc863a09aea2387656e66/hrefTed’s most recent AMA took place on July 10. He covered some of the community’s most talked about topics including the Kin Rewards Engine, Kin in Kik, and the relationship between Kin1 and Kin2. Here’s a recap of the top three...

From: Caroline Edwards

July 11, 2018

Kin Developer Program Launches Today

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From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

July 06, 2018

2018 Q2 Kin Highlights

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From: Rod McLeod

July 05, 2018

The Power of Intrinsic Motivators

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From: Tanner Philp

June 27, 2018

Unlocking Product Opportunities for Kik

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From: Laura Newton

June 25, 2018

How Cryptocurrency Will Gain Mainstream Adoption

There are more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies in existence, but almost all of them are held for speculation. How do we get people to spend these currencies? And, more importantly, how do we make them a medium of exchange that consumers can use in everyday life?Instead of building the underlying...

From: Alec Booker

June 15, 2018

Reimagining Value in the Digital World — Part 2

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From: Alex Frenkel

June 13, 2018

Kin Q&A: Takeaways from Ted’s June 2018 AMA

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From: Caroline Edwards

June 12, 2018

Kin and Kik — Working Together

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From: Mara Pritchard

Reimagining Value in the Digital World — Part 1

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From: Alex Frenkel

June 08, 2018

IMVU to Deliver Native Crypto Experiences in 3D Social Networks

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From: Sergio Silva

IMVU and Kin Partner to Deliver Native Crypto Experiences in 3D Social Networks

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From: Sergio Silva

May 18, 2018

Crypto, Kin, and Consensus 2018 — Now, Every Week is Blockchain Week

“The internet is going to have a native currency so let’s not wait for it to happen, let’s help it happen.”–Jack DorseyOur thoughts exactly, Jack. At Consensus 2018, Dorsey — CEO of Square and Twitter — spoke about why cryptocurrency should reach widespread acceptance of as...

From: Madelyn Young

May 15, 2018

Kin Grows Developer Engagement with First Blockchain Hackathon in Tel Aviv

Thursday marked an exciting step forward for Kin’s developer relations efforts. Although we’ve already done numerous Blockchain Academy events, last week marked our first hackathon with developers from the Tel Aviv tech community.During the two-day, overnight hackathon, we worked...

From: Natasha Shine-Zirkel

May 09, 2018

Kin Q&A: Takeaways From Ted’s May 2018 AMA

https://medium.com/media/82a3262ffdea900ffa3349121ee2d5f0/hrefTed‘s latest Kin AMA took place the same day we announced the launch of our own blockchain based on Stellar. He took the opportunity to answer questions on how we’re thinking about consensus, how we’re staying ahead of...

From: Caroline Edwards

May 08, 2018

Kin Blockchain — Taking Fate Into Our Own Hands

Kin’s mission is not simply to make the digital world better, but to actually make it good. What would this look like? It would be a place that is fair, transparent, accessible, and that privileges co-creation and experience, over competition and possession. This is not just a fundamental...

From: Netanel Lev

May 07, 2018

Kin Ambassadors Event 2018: Kik’s Product Team On Integrating Kin (Recap #3)

https://medium.com/media/516ae5dbda27aac75acc28a77e1e52f3/href“We have a really creative, diverse set of users in Kik, and what we want to do is build tools to empower them. We want to create a platform where they can drive value for each other, and then we can reward them based on that value....

From: Caroline Edwards

May 04, 2018

Kin & Unity: Gaming SDK Collaboration Kicks Off at Largest Developer Conference in Korea

Kin and Unity Technologies have partnered to give Unity game developers access to the Kin Gaming SDK through the Unity Asset Store. But it’ll take a few steps for us to get there together — including a collaborative Beta Partner Program with top Unity developers.So in this early phase,...

From: Sergio Silva

May 02, 2018

Kin Ambassadors Event 2018: Alex Frenkel On Product Philosophy (Recap #2)

https://medium.com/media/c39b593021745561f93e1ff9b7e49238/href“Product is not about sitting in a room and trying to figure out which cool features we should build. It’s about building something people will actually use — it’s about building very fast, very lean, and actually testing...

From: Caroline Edwards

May 01, 2018

Kik Points: Key Learnings from a Centralized Economy

Kik Points was a centralized digital economy that lived within Kik for about 2.5 years, and was highlighted in the Kin Whitepaper (page 10). The whitepaper references some impactful metrics on the project’s aggregate transaction volume, but in the interest of brevity a lot was left out.Now, I...

From: Tanner Philp

April 26, 2018

Kin Ambassadors Event 2018: Ted Livingston Chats With Brady Dale on Building a New Economy (Recap…

Kin Ambassadors Event 2018: Ted Livingston Chats With Brady Dale on Building a New Economy (Recap #1)https://medium.com/media/b5ddb43ec3e20583e2ebc7cc48361fdf/href“Kin’s mission is to try to get you paid as much as possible for your contributions. And I just think that’s so cool, and so...

From: Madelyn Young

April 24, 2018

Cryptocurrencies and Exchange Rate Volatility: Recommended Reading

A lot of people ask us about exchange rate stability and how it would affect the usability of Kin. In fact, Ted was asked that question (in different forms) three separate times in his most recent Q&A session.Note: Click here to see the AMA, then check out questions and answers at 5:33,...

From: Oded Noam

April 23, 2018

Kin Hits The Conference Circuit: Upcoming Speaking Events

Kin is ready for its main-stage moment. Our leaders are speaking at two top conferences this Spring to educate tech audiences on what sets Kin apart.Our sessions at Collision and Consensus will explore Kin’s impact at the product level and the industry level. Read on for more details, and let...

From: Madelyn Young

April 20, 2018

Why Kin Isn’t Just Another Marketplace

With this post, we’ve reached Part Three of our four-post series on Kin’s economic architecture and the principles behind it.After Defining a Healthy Kin Economy in Part One, our last post took a look at the Stages of Ecosystem Development — understanding that there is an important...

From: Tanner Philp

April 19, 2018

Blackhawk Network Joins the Kin Ecosystem to Provide ‘Spend’ Offers to Users in the Digital Sharing…

Blackhawk Network Joins the Kin Ecosystem to Provide ‘Spend’ Offers to Users in the Digital Sharing EconomyHawk Incentives, a Blackhawk Network business, is a global leader in helping companies inspire engagement among customers. The company develops innovative solutions for “branded...

From: Matthew Hibberd

A Blueprint For ‘Crypto’ Mass Adoption: The Token-as-a-Service

How Kin will use infrastructure, incentives, and a platform of millions to spark the world’s first real digital economy.Note: This is a Kin Foundation guest post contributed by our community member Dillon King.If you’ve been following Bitcoin over the past few years, here’s a statistic...

From: Dillon King

April 13, 2018

Kin Ambassadors Event 2018: Making Our Community (Even) Stronger

A key piece of the Kin mission is rewarding the digital contributions that make communities stronger. This week, we took that mission IRL.Our first Kin Ambassadors event brought 28 top contributors in our community together in NYC. We flew attendees in from from 13 different countries to hear...

From: Madelyn Young

April 12, 2018

Kin Q&A with Ted: Takeaways From Our Fourth AMA (4/10/2018)

https://medium.com/media/cf5d3854d53a0239bf2b460c0d36b0b9/hrefFor Ted’s fourth AMA the community raised some excellent questions about exchanges, partnership announcements, and how transaction volume will impact the price of Kin.A few of Ted’s answers are summarized below. We look forward...

From: Caroline Edwards

April 06, 2018

2018 Q1 Highlights for the Kin Ecosystem Foundation

Kin’s reach, community, and team grew significantly in Q1 as we sharpened our vision and seeded our ecosystem. Moving into the second quarter, we’re feeling stronger than ever about building a digital-services economy where everyone is fairly compensated for their contributions.Our own...

From: Madelyn Young

March 29, 2018

The Kin Gaming SDK on Unity

It was a week after Thanksgiving when I met the Unity team (makers of the biggest game development platform in the world) at New York’s Freemans, where we talked about user acquisition challenges and rising marketing costs facing game developers today.Kin and Unity shared the same...

From: Sergio Silva

March 28, 2018

Seeding the Ecosystem: Kin’s Partner Strategy

Today’s best community-driven applications facilitate positive, productive forms of digital conversation, content creation, and commerce among their users.That’s exactly the behavior we intend to incentivize with Kin. To help Kin become the ideal compensation tool for a digital sharing...

From: Dany Fishel

March 21, 2018

Kin, Stellar & Ethereum: New Info on Our Blockchain Infrastructure

Using a high-speed, high-scale blockchain is key to making Kin the ideal cryptocurrency for everyday use. Welcoming Stellar into Kin’s infrastructure is a huge step forward in Kin’s functionality and accessibility for digital services.Up to now, all Kin transactions have taken place on...

From: Gadi Srebnik

Our Multi-Year Blockchain Strategy for Kin

Our vision for Kin is a digital sharing economy of equal opportunity. The Kin Ecosystem will compensate developers and app users for the value of their time, attention, and ideas — ultimately creating new ways to monetize digital services or pay people for their expertise.Fulfilling our...

From: Tal Kol

March 17, 2018

Who Run the World!? Kin

We’ve known it from the start, but we needed a stronger way to tap into it…The immense talent, passion, and creativity…it’s beaming from our community from every continent.The Community Team is in a constant state of brainstorming, ideation, and fruition. It’s what we do best. And one...

From: Kin Contributors

March 14, 2018

Kin Q&A with Ted: Takeaways From Our Third AMA (3/14/18)

https://medium.com/media/eb961870ce483d552e64195d69e6a9dc/hrefFor Ted’s third video AMA, the community raised some excellent questions about our tech progress, partner strategy, and regulatory considerations.A few of Ted’s answers are summarized below. We look forward to sharing even more...

From: Caroline Edwards

March 12, 2018

How Kin Turns the Tables on the ‘Attention Economy’

“Attention is a resource; a person has only so much of it…. Lately, our self-appointed disruptors have opened up a new frontier of capitalism, complete with its own frontier ethic: To boldly dig up and monetize every bit of private head space by appropriating our collective...

From: Madelyn Young

March 05, 2018

Cryptocurrency News — March 5

Last week we saw organizations and companies considering blockchain technology as a way to solve various problems including package delivery, remittances, natural resource conservations, and payments.Market OverviewWalmart has filed a patent seeking to utilize blockchain technology to develop a...

From: Caroline Edwards

February 28, 2018

What’s in a Name? Kin Edition

The Kin Standalone App has been a hot topic around the office these days. Referring to it as “The Standalone App” is almost starting to sound a bit bizarre after so many great, creative names have been voiced out in the open.Only great ideas filled with ambition, passion, and determination...

From: Kin Contributors

February 26, 2018

Introducing: Blockchain Team

That’s right, you guessed it! Our last, but certainly not least, Blockchain Team, deserves a round of applause and a proper introduction. We are always excited to share any and all updates about Kin along the way, but we love getting to show-off our geniuses causing mayhem behind...

From: Kin Contributors

Cryptocurrency News — February 26

Last week we saw two very different government responses to cryptocurrency use — Austria announced that it’s working on regulating the space, while Venezuela began pre-sale of its own cryptocurrency. Additionally, exchanges in Japan are forming their own self-regulating body to protect...

From: Caroline Edwards

The World Changing Idea Behind Bitcoin Isn’t What You Think

It’s not the DApp, it’s the DIPMany people believe that Bitcoin has limited utility and that its high price is based solely on speculation. Others say that the only exciting thing about Bitcoin is how the blockchain will help us track items through the global supply chain or tokenize pieces...

From: Ted Livingston

February 21, 2018

Kin Q&A with Ted: Takeaways from Our Second AMA (2/20/18)

https://medium.com/media/76dc785937b397764ab4e273ce2e1da6/hrefOur second AMA on February 20th covered a lot of ground about our priorities for Kin and plans for achieving them.Ted talked about exchanges, blockchain migration, and how Kin might be received in the Apple App Store. He also shared...

From: Madelyn Young

February 20, 2018

Cryptocurrency News- February 20

Last week, we saw two major corporations — Western Union and Microsoft — provide updates on entering the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces. Additionally, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority weighed in on ICOs and categorizing tokens.Market OverviewWestern Union...

From: Alec Booker

February 18, 2018

Kin: Connecting the Masses Through Content

Content invites joy and this joy turns into further ideas, and this chain of reactions is where our world is shifting to.We speak often about reaching the masses to make Kin the most talked about cryptocurrency in the world. But how do we DO this? What steps are we taking to make this concept a...

From: Kin Contributors

February 12, 2018

Cryptocurrency News — February 12

Welcome back! What caught our attention last week? Regulation, regulation, and more regulation. Authorities in Japan, China, and Europe are discussing or taking action against unregulated cryptocurrency markets.Market OverviewJapanese regulatory authorities will allow Coincheck, the...

From: Caroline Edwards

February 10, 2018

Introducing: Community Team

Kin is back at it again!!!You already know our amazing Standalone App team and Ecosystem team, and it is now time for you to be introduced to the Kin Community team.The Kin Community team interacts with the Kin community on a regular basis and is in the frontline of all social...

From: Kin Contributors