Kin Joins Solana NFT Space with New Games, Apps, and Marketplaces

Written by: Kin Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to growing the reach and impact of the Kin Ecosystem.

November 8, 2021

Kreechures, Shiny, Pop.in, MadLipz and Bitsport.in Announce a Variety of NFT Projects with Kin

Kin continues to grow its footprint in all aspects of Web 3.0 by adding yet another way for apps and brands to engage their consumer audiences – NFTs. The Kin Ecosystem is now home to a vibrant array of NFT initiatives and projects being launched with Kin, all of them contributing to a giant tokenized economy. Here are some of the latest NFT related updates from around the Kin Ecosystem:

  • Kreechures Launches Play-to-Earn RPG with Collectible NFTs
  • Shiny Announces the First NFT Marketplace Using KIN
  • Pop.in Planning New Updates and NFTs with Kin
  • Madlipz Bridges Meme Culture and NFTs with Kin
  • Bisport.in Targets Indian Market with Sports NFT Platform

As NFTs continue to cement their place within Web 3.0, developers and brands within the Kin Ecosystem are using them as an innovative way to increase the value Kin provides –  offering their users more ways to earn and spend KIN tokens within their app experience. 

“As a versatile cryptocurrency with intuitive developer tools, Kin is agnostic to emerging blockchain and Web3 use cases.That is why Kin is finding itself easily integrated by these flagship NFT projects that are part of the Kin economy,” says William Mougayar, Executive Chairman of the Kin Foundation, “Kin can easily eat away at the market share of specialized projects as it lends itself to just about any digital experience.”

Here is the line-up of NFT projects and Apps that Kin is highlighting.

Kreechures Launches Play-to-Earn NFT RPG Game

Kreechures, the very first generative collectible NFT RPG (role-playing game) ever minted on Solana (1st mint: March 26th, 2021), allows holders of their unique NFTs monsters to earn KIN by completing daily tasks and achievements. 

Kreechures has just launched their new NFT RPG game and Deck 2 of the GEN-0 Kreechures is coming, which brings with it 30+ new Kreechures species of NFTs to collect and play with. 

This innovative P2E (play-to-earn) NFT experience allows holders to play with their very own Kreechure, level them up, battle against other players, train and progress them, even breed them together and earn KIN along the way.

Coinciding with the launch of the Kreechures RPG NFT game, is the “First Contact” event which will be live for a full month post launch. During this event, Kreechures players will be able to enjoy increased KIN rewards for playing.

First Contact Summary:

  • 10x KIN on all achievements earned to date
  • 10x KIN on newly earned achievements
  • Daily activity bonus – using all energy – 2,000,000 Kin allotted per day divided by total number of active Kreechures that day
  • Combat beta user reward – one time per player (invited in batches throughout the month)

Learn more about Kreechures and download the new game to jump into the action!

Shiny: The First NFT Marketplace Fueled By KIN

Shiny is a new app that will allow users to buy, sell, and trade Solana NFTs using the Kin cryptocurrency. This platform will enable the Kin Ecosystem of developers, apps, and brands to interact with NFTs using the very same currency that they use to engage and reward their existing user and fan audiences – providing a new way for mainstream consumers to experience the world of NFTs.

Shiny is in early development, expected to release in early 2022. You can learn more about Shiny in the coming weeks, with an official sneak peek in November of 2021.

To sign up for updates and be the first to gain access to the upcoming beta, register your interest at shiny.shop.

Pop.In Plans New Updates and NFTs with Kin

Pop.in is a video chat gaming app with a mission to help people make lifelong friends and spend quality time together utilizing fun & hilarious social games to help people break the ice. Pop.in helps people build relationships and earn cryptocurrency (KIN) along the way.

Over the coming weeks, Pop.in will be rolling out a series of updates that include new games and a feature called “matchmaking” that helps users seamlessly get into a group experience. Moving forward, pop.in plans to release a new game every 2-3 weeks so users are never left with a dull moment. 

Pop.in is also planning a brand new NFT initiative, where users will be able to earn KIN through gameplay and can personalize their own experience by spending KIN on unique items including exportable NFTs that also have in-app utility. As one of the prominent developers in the Kin Ecosystem exploring NFTs, the pop.in team is also tentatively exploring ways to bring seamless NFT interaction to other Kin developers via open-source contributions to Kin infrastructure. More details on Pop.in’s latest plans with Kin will emerge over the coming weeks as they begin to launch their new updates.

Play Pop.In today on iOS or Android!

MadLipz Building Bridge Between Meme Culture & NFTs with Kin

MadLipz gives everyone the chance to bring out their inner comedian while offering a true Web 3.0 experience that rewards consumers instead of exploiting them. Users can create, watch, and share funny videos while earning and spending cryptocurrency (KIN) on social experiences and microtransactions.

As the demand for NFT experiences increases, MadLipz aims to leverage NFTs to create an economy where all contributors towards making a meme go viral get fair compensation. 

From the original content owner to the creator and those who have contributed in propagation and virality – this innovative NFT experience will allow these memes to be minted and made available on the Kin NFT marketplace (Shiny) for purchase and secondary sales. You can expect to hear more about Madlipz and their latest plans with Kin and NFTs in the coming months as their plans come to fruition.

Download MadLipz now on iOS or Android!

Bitsport.in Targeting Indian Market with Badminton and Cricket NFTs 

Bitsport.in is a new NFT platform that will feature popular Indian sports such as Badminton and Cricket, and it will be using Kin as an in-app currency for earning and spending rewards. Bitsport.in is also exploring future use cases where Kin will be used to reserve and purchase NFTs on the platform.

Bitsport.in represents a renewed push of adoption for the Kin cryptocurrency into the emerging Indian market, where cryptocurrencies and NFTs are continually gaining in popularity. You can expect to hear more about Bitsport.in in the upcoming official announcement at kin.org/blog.


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 60 million wallets, and has distributed over $70M in rewards across 60+ 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 Kin.org.

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