Introducing The Kin DApp Demo

Written by: Richard Mands

Developer Relations at the Kin Foundation

May 26, 2022

A Standalone SDK-less Starter Kit For Kin Developers

Recently, we launched a tutorial on the ‘SDK-less’ implementation of Kin that enables developers to be eligible for rewards from the  Kin Rewards Engine (KRE) without needing to use one of the official Kin SDKs.  This is particularly suited for crypto-native apps which already connect directly to the Solana Blockchain to undertake transactions.

One advantage of SDK-less transactions is that you can have users sign their own transactions from their own wallets (e.g. Phantom, Solflare). You can see SDK-less in action in our Kin DApp Playground app. 

To make it even easier to get started with this ‘SDK-less’ approach, we are now excited to release our new Kin DApp Demo

The Kin DApp Demo is a lightweight SDK-less implementation based on the Solana DApp Scaffold that allows you to execute the following functions: 

1. Airdrop Kin on the Solana Devnet

Easily earn some Devnet Kin so you can test your application.

2. Create Kin Token Accounts

Create Kin Token Accounts so your users are able to receive Kin.

3. Send Kin and earn via the Kin Rewards Engine (KRE)

No matter what you’re building, The Kin DApp Demo is a great starting point that will help you get up and running (and earning via the KRE) by utilizing SDK-less transactions as quickly as possible.

Happy building!

About Kin

Kin is a decentralized cryptocurrency purposely designed to integrate easily across mobile and web apps, with a built-in incentive model that rewards developers for increased usage. Apps built with Kin get paid for creating compelling cryptocurrency-based user experiences, where greater engagement results in shared economic benefits for users and developers. Today, the Kin Ecosystem boasts 65 million wallets, and has distributed over $70M in rewards across 80+ apps since its inception in 2017. Kin is an SPL token on the Solana blockchain, enabling consumer-scale apps to transact swiftly, with minimal-to-no fees. Learn more at

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