One death-defying escape later, what’s next?

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It’s been 37 months since the developers of Kik Messenger created a cryptocurrency, Kin, and offered up ten percent of the supply for sale to the public. I was a participant in that initial sale, and over time became more invested, both financially and emotionally, in the story of Kin and the community that grew around it. When I reflect on the last three years of that story, it’s hard to feel much other than pain. We knew early on that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was investigating Kik for potential misconduct during the sale, but the seriousness of the inquiry didn’t sink in for many until a Wells notice was made public in January 2019. …


How Kin will use infrastructure, incentives, and a platform of millions to spark the world’s first real digital economy.

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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 that may surprise you. Despite regular explosions in popular awareness and market value, the world’s oldest and most adopted cryptocurrency is facing declining interest for its original use-case: Digital cash. Retailers of digital goods and services are walking away from Bitcoin en masse, and while this is partly due to wild volatility (less desire to spend), there’s more to the story. Bitcoin is a technology desperately in need of an upgrade. …


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In a matter of months, millions of new users will be flooding the cryptocurrency markets looking to buy more Kin to spend on their favorite digital services and apps. In order to create frictionless first impressions and snowball this mass adoption, it’s imperative that we, the Capitalists, provide liquidity to these markets, as prescribed in the Kin whitepaper. It’s critical that we work now to combat misinformation and instead cultivate an even larger community of market savvy Kin holders and traders.

In conversations with amateur cryptocurrency investors who are taking their first look at Kin, I often run into two very pervasive and very flawed assumptions about Kin’s investment potential, which I’d like to counter. It’s important to understand that these don’t stem from any particular malevolence towards the Kin project; they are rather symptomatic of a lack of understanding of financial markets among the nascent cryptocurrency hivemind. …


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The purpose of this page is for NON-Kik affiliated persons to provide their views. We also want to make it clear that they are speaking for themselves, and do not represent the views of Kik or the Kin Foundation.

Within the next month and a half, Kik will be announcing a slate of digital service providers participating in the pre-production stage of the Kin Ecosystem. These three to five partners will drive the Kin Ecosystem forward by accepting Kin as a form of payment and offering opportunities to earn Kin within their digital services before the launch of the Kin Rewards Engine in the third quarter of the year. …


The flow of incentives powering a new model for digital economies. (Plus: Why the Telegram ICO fears are FUD)

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Credit: Kin Foundation

A primer for the uninitiated:

Kin is a new cryptocurrency, created as a token on the Ethereum blockchain through a token distribution event held in September 2017. It was created by Kik Interactive, the developers of the Kik app for smartphones. Kik is a top 10 messenger app with over 15 million monthly users. Kik Interactive is a billion-dollar company with over 200 employees, and headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in Toronto, New York, and Tel Aviv. Given the intended audience for this article, I won’t be explaining cryptocurrencies in detail. …

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Dillon King

Fire Sprinkler design technician and former Kin ambassador.

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