Chat platform Kik has revealed that it is launching its Kin token that will deliver the basis for a decentralized ecosystem of digital services.
Ontario-based chat platform Kik, which has over 300 million active users registered worldwide, including around 40 percent of American teens, has announced today that it is launching its Kin token, a digital currency that will provide a foundation for a decentralized ecosystem of digital services.
Today’s technology has meant that it is impossible not to stay connected with friends and family worldwide with many using messaging apps to do so.
So much so, that by 2019 more than one-quarter of the world’s 7.5 billion population will be using messaging apps, according to data from eMarketer.
Aside from being a cheaper alternative to SMS and MMS, messaging apps are big business that offer a slew of functions: group chats, gaming, GIFs, videos, stickers, emojis, photos and in-built web pages. Not only that, but a majority of messaging apps users are young, which is an extremely important demographic for messaging apps.
Kik believes that through its token it can bring together the areas of communications, information and commerce in a new way that will fuel how today’s
Read more ... source: Bitcoin Magazine
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