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People might just pay money for digital stickers and photos, if it were easier that is. It’s a contrarian view, but it’s the central idea behind one of last year’s largest initial coin offerings (ICOs), which raised $98 million selling ethereum-based tokens created specifically for the messaging app company Kik. To jumpstart a digital market around its …

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Messaging app Kik’s users can now begin earning and spending the cryptocurrency kin with the launch of its “crypto-economy,” the company announced Wednesday. According to Kik, a limited number of users will be able to earn kin tokens in the Kin Marketplace Beta by taking quizzes, working on tutorials and answering polls, according to a …

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The cryptocurrency that will soon help power the popular Kik messaging app is making a big technology shift — again. Kik’s crypto token, kin, currently exists as an ethereum-based ERC-20 token, yet CoinDesk recently reported that’d the company would be moving to a two-chain system whereby its tokens were supported on both the ethereum blockchain and …

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“I’m long-term bullish and short term I have no idea.” That’s how Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures and one of the most widely respected VCs working today, answered a question about the crypto market in general and specifically his outlook for Kin, the soon-to-be launched token created by the messaging app, Kik. …

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The Kin Foundation wants video game developers to help take the kin cryptocurrency mainstream – and it has just scored the assistance of industry giant Unity Technologies. Unity is the maker of a popular game engine that can be used by other developers. Popular games built on Unity include Cuphead, Pokémon Go and Kerbal Space …

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One crypto token on two different blockchains? While it might sound unlikely, social messaging app Kik has announced it’ll be doing just that with its “kin” token, which allowed the company to raise $98 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in September. After some back and forth about which blockchain the company wanted to …

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The silence is deafening. After rumors began to fly late last week that the SEC has been sending out subpoenas to initial coin offerings (ICOs), some of the biggest projects to yet utilize the funding mechanism have remained tight-lipped, refraining from public commentary. CoinDesk has so far reached out to the 14 best-known issuers that …

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Mobile messaging startup Kik is planning to shift its Kin token network from ethereum to Stellar, CEO Ted Livingston confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking in a live question-and-answer session on YouTube, the company’s founder explained that ethereum’s blockchain – which the app is presently based on – is unable to scale to the level that Kin needs, among other …

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Kik, the first mainstream company to complete an initial coin offering (ICO) on ethereum, is reportedly considering whether it might migrate its token network to a new blockchain. The social messaging platform, which raised $98 million in its token sale earlier this year, first broached the subject late last month on the Kin Foundation’s Telegram tech channel. …

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