Kin Newsletter – September 2021

Written by: Jesse Cecchetto

Marketing Communications Lead at the Kin Foundation.

September 14, 2021

A drill down of on-chain data provided by Bitquery showed irrefutable proof of Kin being the #1 cryptocurrency on the Solana blockchain by the number of transactions, showcasing Kin’s vibrant and incredibly active ecosystem.

Tapatalk Rejoins the Kin Ecosystem

Tapatalk has rejoined the Kin Ecosystem, and will be re-integrating Kin to further strengthen their mobile app community, empowering users to earn the token by completing meaningful tasks such as setting up their profile, following others, and contributing content. Tapatalk’s relaunch with Kin is targeted for mid September.

Perfect365 to Build eCommerce Marketplace Utilizing Kin

Perfect365 has secured the largest Kin Catalyst Fund Grant that’s ever been awarded to-date, and progressing towards their goal of having one of the best Kin user experience in the ecosystem. Perfect365 will be developing an ecommerce platform utilizing Kin as a form of payment –  with financial support from Kin’s Catalyst Fund.

Kin Ecosystem Continues to Grow

During the month of August, the Kin Ecosystem totalled 28M total transactions, averaging roughly 933K transactions per day among 20 total apps. 

Along with total transactions, Monthly Active Users (MAU) & Active User Balances (AUB) continue to be a key indicator of the Kin Ecosystem’s growth and user activity as we continue to monitor the prosperity of our in-app economy. 
Kin closed the month of August with roughly 1.06 million monthly active users and over 34.1 billion active user balances.

Kin Ecosystem Strategy and Roadmap Update

Over the past few months, we have been working on reshaping a new Kin Foundation with the right resources and priorities to support the growth of our ecosystem. We are now in a good place and starting to hit on all cylinders. William Mougayar, Kin’s Executive Chairman recently published a Kin Ecosystem Strategy and Roadmap. This is a must read.

Enhancing The Kin Developer Journey by Unifying Kin Developers Docs

The Kin Foundation has begun to transform Kin’s documentation into a clear, predictable, and world-class developer experience, making the developer journey, from discovery to integration as easy, seamless and intuitive as possible. Read the full blog post to learn more, and check out the integrated site where you can help further our ‘bug hunt’ by going to the docs.

Kin – Kreechures Appreciation

Kreechures are everywhere! The original Solana NFT and fueled by Kin, Kreechures are more than just a cute face. Earn Kin with your Kreechure by completing achievements and leveling up.

Kreechures are now available to purchase on Solanart, along with DigitalEyes. Hop into the Kin Community Discord – Kreechures channel to see what all the buzz is really about.

Conquering The 5 Biggest Hurdles Facing The Crypto Industry Right Now

To build a better alternative to the extractive big data economy, there are many challenges to overcome. Kin has the answers to how to fix them. Read this in-depth educational article that was published by Decrypt, highlighting Kin’s strengths and how app developers benefit from building on Kin.

How Subscription Models Enhance User Engagement and improve app earnings within the Kin economy is an insightful piece, written by Will Gikandi

The Kin Foundation welcomed Jesse Cecchetto as the new Marketing Communications Lead. 

William Mougayar participated in a community AMA hosted by TheKinChannel for the first time. Here’s the link to the replay (60 minutes).

More Awesome Kin News

KRE Top Earners – Monthly Highlight 

Just another reminder from us, if you are holding the older and original version of Kin issued on the Ethereum blockchain, the token swap went live in May 2021, and it is necessary to swap your tokens to KIN SPL as the ERC-20 KIN is no longer supported. If this affects you, then see our previous announcement with instructions here. This is a time limited swap so do not miss the opportunity. We will make further announcements when a closing date is set for the swap.

Help Kin create a better digital world by sharing this newsletter with any of your contacts who may be interested!


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.

Build with Kin

Apply for a Grant (Kin Catalyst Fund)

Follow Kin Ecosystem on Twitter / LinkedIn / Facebook / Instagram / Discord