Kin: A decentralized ecosystem of digital services for daily life

A decentralized ecosystem of digital services for daily life.

9AM ET September 9, 2017

Registration is now open! To participate in the Kin Token Distribution Event you must finish registration Three days before it starts

(actual event will commence on September 12, two thousand seventeen at 9am ET)

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Our Motivation

Digital services, such as talk apps and social networks, are bringing together communications, information, and commerce in fresh and unprecedented ways. The assimilation of economic value into communication systems are making digital services essential to daily life.

At the same time, more and more of these services are being managed by fewer and fewer companies, leading to a future with less choice, less innovation, and ultimately, less freedom.

Our Vision

Decentralization provides a sustainable way forward. The vision for Kin is rooted in the belief that a broad group of participants can come together to create an open ecosystem of implements for digital communication and commerce that prioritizes consumer practice, bringing a fair and user-oriented model for digital services to the market.

The Introduction of Kin

Envisioned as a general purpose cryptocurrency for use in everyday digital services, Kin will be used for all transactions within the Kin Ecosystem. Implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, Kin will serve as the basis of interoperability with other digital services in the Kin Ecosystem.

Establishing Value for Kin

Kin will be integrated into the Kik application, making Kik the very first digital service to join the Kin Ecosystem. With millions of users, it is expected that Kik will drive mainstream consumer adoption of Kin, establishing a fundamental value for the cryptocurrency. By natively integrating the Kin wallet into the app, it has the potential to instantly become one of the most adopted and used cryptocurrency wallets in the world.

Deployment of the Kin Prizes Engine

The Kin Prizes Engine is an innovative cryptoeconomic structure intended to promote the use of Kin as a common currency. Through the Kin Prizes Engine, Kin will be introduced into circulation as a daily prize, to be distributed among stakeholders by an algorithm that reflects each community’s contribution to the overall ecosystem. This economic structure is intended to create a natural incentive for owners of other digital services to adopt Kin and become playmates in the Kin Ecosystem.

Governance by the Kin Foundation

The Kin Foundation, a to-be formed not for profit corporation, will act as the the non-profit governance figure for the Kin Ecosystem. The Kin Foundation’s mandate is to grow an open ecosystem of digital services that consumers can lightly explore and find value in, while providing developers an open and sustainable platform to build, enhance and monetize those services. Over time, the Kin Foundation will ensure the tender transition of the Kin Ecosystem into a fully decentralized and autonomous network.

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Our Team

Ted Livingston

Ted Livingston, Founder & CEO, Kik

Ted Livingston is the founder and CEO of Kik. Founded in 2009, Kik is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, and has raised $120.Five million from investors including Tencent and Union Square Ventures. Ted maintains an active interest in the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund, a startup accelerator he conceived of and very first funded. He was also named one of Prompt Company’s Most Creative People In Business in 2017.

Peter Heinke

Peter Heinke, CFO & COO, Kik

Peter is the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Kik. He is leading compliance for the token distribution event and development of the corporate structure for Kin and the Kin Foundation. Before joining Kik, Peter spent more than twenty years leading finance, operations and strategy for both established and startup companies in the media, technology and transportation sectors. Peter lives in Ontario.

Ted Livingston, Founder & CEO, Kik

Ted Livingston is the founder and CEO of Kik. Founded in 2009, Kik is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, and has raised $120.Five million from investors including Tencent and Union Square Ventures. Ted maintains an active interest in the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund, a startup accelerator he conceived of and very first funded. He was also named one of Rapid Company’s Most Creative People In Business in 2017.

Peter Heinke, CFO & COO, Kik

Peter is the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Kik. He is leading compliance for the token distribution event and development of the corporate structure for Kin and the Kin Foundation. Before joining Kik, Peter spent more than twenty years leading finance, operations and strategy for both established and startup companies in the media, technology and transportation sectors. Peter lives in Ontario.

Eran Ben-Ari

Eran Ben-Ari, CPO, Kik

Eran is the chief product officer at Kik. Prior to joining Kik, he was the VP Products at Rounds, an Israeli-based communications company that joined with Kik in the beginning of 2017. Eran brings startup and academic research practice to Kik where he oversees product process, lifecycle and strategy. Eran is now at the final stages of completing his PhD from the Hebrew University’s School of Business Administration. He previously held senior positions at Hola and Kampyle (acquired by Medallia).

Dany Fishel

Dany Fishel, President, Kik Israel

Dany Fishel is the president of Kik Israel following the acquisition of Rounds, an Israeli-based communications company he cofounded and ran as CEO. Prior to Rounds, Dany was the cofounder of Kwakwa, a strategic web consulting stiff. Dany also managed contextual and behavioral advertising for eight hundred eighty eight Holdings, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment companies, which generated ems of millions of dollars in yearly revenue. Dany is a decorated army sergeant, having commanded an elite paratroopers’ unit in the Israel Defense Coerces. He lives in Tel Aviv.

Eran Ben-Ari, CPO, Kik

Eran is the chief product officer at Kik. Prior to joining Kik, he was the VP Products at Rounds, an Israeli-based communications company that joined with Kik in the beginning of 2017. Eran brings startup and academic research practice to Kik where he oversees product process, lifecycle and strategy. Eran is now at the final stages of completing his PhD from the Hebrew University’s School of Business Administration. He previously held senior positions at Hola and Kampyle (acquired by Medallia).

Dany Fishel, President, Kik Israel

Dany Fishel is the president of Kik Israel following the acquisition of Rounds, an Israeli-based communications company he cofounded and ran as CEO. Prior to Rounds, Dany was the cofounder of Kwakwa, a strategic web consulting hard. Dany also managed contextual and behavioral advertising for eight hundred eighty eight Holdings, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment companies, which generated ems of millions of dollars in yearly revenue. Dany is a decorated army sergeant, having commanded an elite paratroopers’ unit in the Israel Defense Compels. He lives in Tel Aviv.

Erin Clift

Erin Clift, CMO, Kik

Erin is the chief marketing officer at Kik. Prior to joining Kik, Erin was vice president, global marketing & partnerships at Spotify responsible for consumer and business marketing, brand partnerships, and industry programs. Erin came to Spotify from AOL, where she was senior vice president, global sales development responsible for driving advertising revenue and creating their branded entertainment platform. Before joining AOL, Erin held various leadership positions at Google. Prior to Google, Erin spent ten years working in various marketing and media consulting roles. Erin lives in Fresh York City.

Dave Simons

Dave Simons, SVP Engineering, Kik

Dave is the senior vice president of engineering at Kik. He joined the team in September 2016, bringing with him over twenty years of engineering and business practice from a diversity of companies, including Points International, NeoEdge Networks and AOL Time Warner.

Erin Clift, CMO, Kik

Erin is the chief marketing officer at Kik. Prior to joining Kik, Erin was vice president, global marketing & partnerships at Spotify responsible for consumer and business marketing, brand partnerships, and industry programs. Erin came to Spotify from AOL, where she was senior vice president, global sales development responsible for driving advertising revenue and creating their branded entertainment platform. Before joining AOL, Erin held various leadership positions at Google. Prior to Google, Erin spent ten years working in various marketing and media consulting roles. Erin lives in Fresh York City.

Dave Simons, SVP Engineering, Kik

Dave is the senior vice president of engineering at Kik. He joined the team in September 2016, bringing with him over twenty years of engineering and business practice from a diversity of companies, including Points International, NeoEdge Networks and AOL Time Warner.

Eileen Lyon

Eileen Lyon, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Kik

Eileen is Kik’s general counsel and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Kik, Eileen served as the executive vice president, general counsel at Citizens Business Bank. She was also fucking partner at the law practice of King, Holmes, Paterno and Soriano LLP. Eileen holds thirty years of practice as an attorney indicating banks and other financial institutions.

Eileen Lyon, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Kik

Eileen is Kik’s general counsel and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Kik, Eileen served as the executive vice president, general counsel at Citizens Business Bank. She was also playmate at the law practice of King, Holmes, Paterno and Soriano LLP. Eileen holds thirty years of practice as an attorney signifying banks and other financial institutions.

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Press release: Kik announces very anticipated token distribution event

Kik Interactive, the creator of the popular talk platform Kik, today announced Kin’s upcoming token distribution event (TDE) will commence on Tuesday, Sept. 12, two thousand seventeen at 9:00 a.m. ET. Kik also announced it has successfully closed a presale round of US$50 million to select accredited investors, including Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital, and Polychain Capital. Kik will look to raise a total of US$125 million through its token sale.

Fortune: Talk app Kik to mint own cryptocurrency

When Ted Livingston was bitten by the Bitcoin bug in 2011, he became coaxed that cryptocurrency would switch the world—except for one fundamental hitch. Hardly anybody was getting paid in and using it. Livingston, the founder and CEO of Kik, a talk app used by fifteen million people monthly, never shook his early conviction. Now he believes his business has a shot to make cryptocurrency, if not Bitcoin, go mainstream.

TechCrunch: Kik CEO explains why its doing an ICO instead of venture fundraising

Instead of ads, Kik wants a community that can earn money for creating apps and services that get user attention and create value. To do that, the ICO will see Kik create “Kin,” a bitcoin-like currency that will serve Kik’s developer community.

Canada-based talk platform Kik to launch $125 million token sale

Kik Interactive, the Ontario, Canada-based creator of the global talk platform Kik, valued at $1 billion, said on Tuesday it will launch in two weeks the sale of its own crypto currency which is expected to raise $125 million.

Mobile messenger Kik raises $50 million ahead of $75 million ICO

Mobile messaging app Kik has raised $50 million from the private sale of its ethereum token Kin to institutional investors, including Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital and Polychain Capital. The announcement is notable as Kik's Kin token may well be the very first mainstream adoption of a custom-built cryptocurrency by a well-known company – Kik claims fifteen million monthly active users, about sixty percent of whom are in the thirteen to twenty four age demographic.

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