BREAKING: The SEC just announced they have filed a case against Kik. This is a big step forward in getting the clarity we all desperately need. www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-87
Kin is making the fight public and announced yesterday defendcrypto.org to push the SEC to provide clear guidelines and to stop impeding on innovation in the space. Read more about it here: www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2019/05/28/kin-launches-5-million-defendcrypto-fund-to-take-on-the-sec/#e9104c733b24
Our Developer Experience squad spent last week at the Unity conference in Seoul. It was the first time we hosted our own booth and were able to be on the ground showing developers the value that Kin can bring to their apps (or this case, games). Chase, our lead developer advocate, summarized the valuable feedback and insights we gained from being there. Check it out! medium.com/kinblog/kin-developer-experience-unite-seoul-2019-4cbd621ad916
We announced back in March the launch of the migration for ERC-20 Kin holders to the new Kin Blockchain. There are now just 3 weeks left until the end of the migration. What to know more? kin.org/migration
We’re excited to announce the second Kin Developer Program that will give up to 100 developers the opportunity to integrate Kin using the new Kin software development kit (Kin SDK), which offers more flexibility when building Kin-powered experiences. Get more information about the program in our latest blog post: medium.com/kinblog/the-second-kin-developer-program-launches-thursday-6ba603a6e0ea Visit our new website on Jan. 17 for program guidelines and to apply. Developer? Hurry up and apply before the others.
We have some quick updates for everyone regarding the blockchain migration. Check out our new blog post for more details, and join the conversation with us on Reddit! www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/afxqqk/blockchain_strategy_update_next_steps_in/
2019 is here and so is the first AMA of the year. Tomorrow, Monday Jan. 14th at 12 p.m. ET. we will host the first executive-level AMA with Alex - VP Product and Netanel - VP R&D. Subscribe to our subreddit and add your questions now. www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/aewm7a/product_tech_ama_monday_1230_pm_et/
Exciting news, Kin family! Kinit v1.4.4 (Android) was just released to 25% of users. "A new discovery area is now available, allowing everyone to easily explore all ecosystem apps that provide Kin experiences. One step towards the ability to use your Kin anywhere within the Kin ecosystem". The app will be released to all users in the upcoming days.
Exciting news! Our very own Alex Frenkel will be participating in the Hardfork Decentralized Conference today and tomorrow! Starting in just 30 minutes Alex will take the stage to moderate a panel about "Unlocking the power of decentralized apps (dApps)." Tomorrow Alex will present in a fireside chat titled 'How developers will drive mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency. You can check both of these panels out here: thenextweb.com/hardfork-decentralized/live
Check out our bi-weekly update. Learn what our teams have been up to and what is planned for them in the upcoming weeks. Blockchain, Ecosystem, Developer Experience and Kinit. All have been hard at work and in this Reddit post you can learn about every team's ongoing efforts: www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/a4afmw/biweekly_update_dec_8/
For the first time, we're having the Ecosystem team leads (Noa, Yohay, and Doody) do an AMA on our subreddit. Head over to this thread to see their answers on your questions: www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/a2nlhl/ecosystem_ama_tuesday_dec_4/?sort=new
We're thrilled to announce a partnership with Tapatalk - a leading mobile platform app. The new partnership will enable users to earn and spend Kin via new and exciting experiences in which users can tip each other for their content shared in the app. Read about it here: medium.com/kinblog/tapatalk-and-kin-e2a7d7b0ee16
Big News! The Kin Foundation is very excited to be announcing that we will be moving off the Ethereum blockchain, and will be going all in on our own Kin blockchain. Check out the post explaining what this means in our Medium page (medium.com/kinblog/announcing-one-kin-one-blockchain-85878110fa10) and be sure to follow the conversation on our Reddit channel (www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/wiki/one-blockchain)
Two new apps join our ecosystem of Kin-integrated apps: Chatswapditch and Wicrypt. This brings us to a total of 16 apps in which you can earn and spend Kin, in addition to Kinit, p365, and Kik. To see the full list of the apps and download them visit our subreddit or simply head over to this thread: www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/9rames/developer_program_live_apps/
Head over to our Reddit thread to learn about the Developers Experience team’s work. All community’s questions are being answered by the team’s product and tech leads so make sure you add yours, in case you haven’t yet: www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/9u2bo8/developer_experience_ama_monday_nov_5_11_am_et/?sort=new
We are excited to announce a partnership with Webby Award winning app Perfect365! With more than 100 million users, Perfect365 will be the first augmented reality beauty platform to introduce cryptocurrency to an audience of beauty enthusiasts. Expected within a week, users will be able to natively earn Kin within the Perfect365 app and spend it on premium Perfect365 features. Click the link to find out more! www.perfect365.com/kin-cryptocurrency/
We are happy to announce that former Twitch executive, Matt Dipietro, has been appointed to the position of CMO for Kin. We look forward to working with Matt as he drives marketing strategy for the Kin brand, platform, and product suite. Next week on the Sept. 25, Matt will do a live AMA (more details to be announced soon). Welcome aboard Matt!
Following Kinit in iOS, we started rolling out the backup and restore functionalities to our Android Kinit users today. The rollout starts with 20% of U.S. users, and next week, it will be rolled out to the remaining Android users. With these functionalities, users who lost their phone or deleted the app will be able to re-download the app and see the same balance and user history. You still don’t have the app? You can download it here: www.kinitapp.com/
Once a month our community gets a chance to hear directly from the Founder and CEO of Kin and Kik Ted Livingston, via a live vAMA. It's an opportunity to get answers to some of the most intriguing or pressing questions you - our community - may have. Please head over to our subreddit (www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/9enh7o/monthly_ama_with_ted_founder_and_ceo_of_kin_and/?st=JLWKZ3DT&sh=9a2dc905) and post your question. Don't have a specific one? Upvote the ones you like the most.
Huge update for Kinit users on iOS: you now have the ability to backup and restore your Kin. So, if you ever switch devices or lose your phone, your Kin and your progress will not be lost. Backup and restore functionality for Android coming soon. Don’t have the app? Download it here: www.kinitapp.com
We are stoked to start using Blockfolio signals to keep you all updated on everything going on at KIN. We have plenty to share starting with yesterday's Blockchain AMA (www.reddit.com/r/KinFoundation/comments/9afcc7/blockchain_ama_with_gadi_ory_monday_827_12_pm_edt/) with our very own Gadi and Ory (our Blockchain team’s tech lead and Senior Backend engineer). In this thread, you can learn about everything our Blockchain team has been working on lately and their plans moving forward. We're looking forward to sharing with you future updates, insights, and a lot more.