Kevin Ricoy joins the Kin Foundation

I am extremely excited to be starting a new adventure with the Kin Foundation as the Community & Marketing Manager. After being recruited from the community as an early supporter and app founder, I was lucky enough to work directly with the team at Kik Interactive to complete many projects that I am proud to have been a part of.

From the creation of an open system for Kin Improvement Proposals that allows anyone to review or submit input on the development of the Kin Rewards Engine, to the formation of a Kin Community Council and creation of grant and…

The Digital Dollar Foundation and Accenture Partner to Advance a US CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency)

The Digital Dollar Project Whitepaper is now public, affording the world an in-depth glimpse into the objectives and rationale for the venture. As outlined in the 50 page document, the Digital Dollar Project is a partnership between the Digital Dollar Foundation and Accenture which seeks to explore and expedite the potential benefits of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Categorizing the infrastructure underpinning the US Dollar as an important public good, the project aims to future-proof the dollar for consumers and institutions, maintaining and advancing its utility as the world’s primary reserve currency.

As such, the whitepaper makes the case…

Rewarding Contributions to the Development of the Kin Ecosystem

Working together to succeed together — that is the philosophy behind Kin. Recognizing Kin’s belief in a more fair digital world where everyone is rewarded for the value they create online, the Kin Community Council has proposed a way to reward contributions to the Kin Ecosystem of all shapes and sizes.

The Kin Foundation has approved a 500M kin quarterly trial to be divided among a number of community members for their contributions at the Kin Council’s discretion. The Council will also be using this trial to further develop the scoring rubric for the potential ongoing community rewards program. …

View the data that determines KRE payouts

On January 1st, a new Kin Rewards Engine took effect that aims to strengthen the Kin economy, and with a new KRE comes a slew of new data that needs to be tracked.

Developers and onlookers who wish to track the stats behind the Kin Rewards Engine can now do so via this public tableau:!/vizhome/KRE2_0NewDash/Dashboard1

If you would like to keep up with the latest developments in the Kin Ecosystem, follow Kin_Ecosystem on Twitter:

Just one week after passing 2MM MAS, the Kin Ecosystem flies past 3MM

The Kin Ecosystem has gone parabolic with over 3 million users that have spent Kin within consumer apps in the last month. This comes after surpassing 2 million for the first time just last week, a large increase from 1.3MM at the beginning of the month.

Kin continues to grow its lead as the most used cryptocurrency by mainstream consumers, with over 23.1 million users having earned and over 8.7 million having spent Kin since inception. Note that this does not include speculative trading, only earning and spending in the 50+ consumer apps in the Kin Ecosystem.

Here are some…

One Year of Monetizing Apps in a Fundamentally New Way

March 27, 2020

Today, the Kin Rewards Engine turns one year old, celebrating its first anniversary as a fundamentally new way for apps to monetize their digital communities. In commemoration, let’s take a moment to reflect on where it started and the progress that’s been made so far.


Kin launched with an ambitious vision — to unite developers of all sizes for the first time, in order to build a new digital economy where everyone is rewarded for the value that they create online. …

Over 2,000,000 users have spent Kin in consumer apps in the last month

March 23, 2019 —

The Kin Ecosystem topples another major milestone as over 2 million users have used Kin within consumer apps in the last month, growing rapidly since breaking the 1 million mark since just last November.

Kin continues to grow its lead as the most used cryptocurrency by mainstream consumers, with over 21.9 million users having earned and over 7.8 million having spent Kin since inception. Note that this does not include speculative trading, only earning and spending in the 50+ apps in the Kin Ecosystem.

Here are some quick facts about Kin:

  • Kin is live in over…

10 Community Delegates Come Together to Support Kin Ecosystem and Communities

Disclaimer: The Kin Community Council is not a legal entity, these guidelines are a framework for collaboration between independent parties; all contents are subject to change.

— Kin Community —

“Kin Community” is a broad term that refers to the common social configurations between all who gather to participate in and contribute to the public development and evolution of Kin. These participants span every category of stakeholder, from the developer, to the app user, to currency trader, to cryptocurrency enthusiast, and everything in between. Kin is a decentralized incentive platform, allowing millions of people around the world to work together…

A step-by-step guide on how to submit your ideas for the Kin Rewards Engine

The Kin Foundation has opened up the Kin Rewards Engine improvement process for public participation. That means (i) anyone can contribute to the KRE’s development, and (ii) the payout calculation and iteration process is now fully transparent for all to see. But how exactly does one contribute their ideas to the evolution of the KRE? Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Getting Started

If it is your first time contributing to the KRE, you may have to complete any number of the following steps, depending on your prior engagement with GitHub and Kin’s rewards-engine repository:

  1. Make a GitHub account.
    In order to participate, you will…

KRE Algorithm and Valid Spend Guidelines Now Open for Public Contribution; v1.1 and 2.0 Proposals Submitted for Consideration

The Kin Rewards Engine algorithm and spend guidelines have officially been opened up to public contribution. To kick things off, team members at Kik Interactive, Inc. have already submitted improvement proposals for KRE v1.1 and KRE v2.0, and are seeking feedback.

Kin Rewards Engine Repo
You can view the rewards-engine repo here:

KRE v1.1 and 2.0 Proposals by Kik Interactive, Inc.
Two improvement proposals have already been picked up for consideration. Review, discuss, and contribute to them at the following links:

  • KRE 1.1 Proposal:
  • KRE 2.0 Proposal:

How to Contribute
Everyone is welcome to comment on proposals, or submit proposals for…

Kevin R Ricoy

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