Cuppa Kin | Issue #3 July 2020

The third edition of Cuppa Kin is here!

In this issue, you'll find the Solana AMA answers, an exclusive article on the Kin Community Rewards project, a new community blog, and more...

CONTENTS

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE KIN COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

by u/Drpoofaloof - July 7, 2020

By the middle of July, the Kin Community Rewards program will have awarded a total of 1 billion Kin to
community members who've contributed to the Kin Ecosystem. From bug reports on Github, to open
source apps, to blogs dedicated to Kin. This program is rewarding and driving community engagement.

Highlighted Contributions
Let's highlight three community members' contributions this quarter as we look to the future of The Kin
Community Rewards program.

Simon from PeerBet filed five bug reports on the kinecosystem/kin-android Github
(https://github.com/kinecosystem/kin-android). All of them have been acted on by kikengineering and
closed. peerbet_simon has also built an open source app (https://peerbet.io/kinfolio) which allows
anybody to view all of their Kin wallets in one place and see their total value in USD...

Kinkre has started a blog highlighting developments in the Kin Ecosystem. They've published two
detailed posts, one about Kin Ads (https://kinkre.com/blog/how-kin-ads-drives-kin-demand) and a review
of KinFit (https://kinkre.com/blog/kinfit-app-review).

Sednax built a Kin Wallet Creator (https://www.kinwalletcreator.com and https://github.com/kinecosystem/bower-js-kin-sdk?files=1). It allows anybody to register a new wallet on the Kin blockchain. This is super useful for both Kin developers and hodlers.

This is exactly the kind of community participation the Kin Community Council wants to award. It's very exciting that the Kin Community Rewards program has already helped drive this level of engagement after only operating for six months.

Rewarding active participation
The Kin Community Rewards program recognizes active members of the community. This approach is already encouraging contributions that improve the Kin Ecosystem, educate the world about Kin, and build tools that Kin hodlers can use. The more quality submissions made to this program, the more likely it will become a permanent fixture of the Kin Ecosystem. The Kin Community Council now has a powerful tool to incentivize engagement and we are excited to reward this type of community participation.

New blockchain
When Kin moves to the Solana blockchain, the Kin Community Rewards program will become even more important. As Kin increases in capacity and speed, new challenges will emerge. The Kin Ecosystem's growth can be helped by an engaged community that's contributing changes and improvements. The Kin Community Rewards program will be right there highlighting and rewarding any submissions that elevate and improve the Kin Ecosystem.

How to make a submission
Visit https://kincouncil.com/kin-community-rewards and fill out the entry form in order to be considered for the next Kin Community Rewards payout. Submissions will be reviewed for the upcoming quarter. Note that this is still an experimental concept, and the program could be modified or discontinued at any moment.

Succeeding Together
The Kin Community Rewards program is incentivizing community contributors to come up with new and innovative ways to help Kin succeed. We can't wait to see what you come up with! The next deadline for a submission to the Kin Community Rewards program is September 30, 2020.


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EXCLUSIVE: SOLANA AMA

July, 2020

On May 22nd, Kik Engineering made a formal proposal to migrate from the Kin Blockchain to the Solana Blockchain. On June 9th, the Kin Community Council announced an AMA and started welcoming questions.

Within the space of one week, The Kin Foundation approved the Solana migration proposal on June 15th with 98.7% of the developers voting yes, and 100% of the node operators voting yes.

Thank you to everyone who participated and to Solana for taking the time to do this for the community...

How the next swap will look like? (RoosTer)

The Kin Foundation accepted the migration on June 15th. The Solana Foundation will be working with the Kin Ecosystem participants on a migration strategy and roadmap. The intention of the migration strategy is to be as lightweight and seamless as possible and should require minimal action for Kin holders. The Kin Blockchain and the Solana Blockchain run on the same elliptic curve making a migration pathway analogous to a system update, unlike the previous migration from Ethereum to Stellar that required a manual swap. A more detailed roadmap will be shared by the Kin Foundation in the upcoming weeks.


When will Solana Mainnet be released? (Polype01)

The Solana blockchain is currently on mainnet, but is in the 'beta' phase. The 'beta' does not correlate with specific features, but rather time the network has been on mainnet. You can think of this as how Gmail was in 'beta' phase up until they had well over 100 million users. We created our genesis block and used it to launch mainnet beta on March 16th, the network has been safely idling around 185 tps with 0.45s block times. We are currently at ~18 million blocks and have completed over 1 million transactions. You can view the network here: https://solanabeach.io/


What is your estimated integration date of KIN within the Solana Mainnet? (Polype01)

There are still several critical details to figure out, so the Solana Foundation can not give an exact estimate, but we do expect the entire migration to be completed by January 2021.


Will the token still be called Kin? (vincecoll)

It will be no different the way the token was still called Kin after the migration to Stellar.


Will the token swap be 1 to 1? (vincecoll)

Kin will be handling token swap.


Will SOL be issued to users who already own kin? (AaM)

There is a grant to the Kin Foundation planned, based on the number of users who spend monthly on the Solana blockchain. Any questions about the distribution of those tokens should be directed to the Kin Foundation.


Why did Solana launch mainnet without a fully functioning block explorer? Why is it limited to blocks 9446449 and up? (throwawayburros)

The network is currently in the mainnet beta phase, which means the network is still new and we are actively working on enabling new features. Currently our explorer only caches transactions for 30 days but we are actively working on fixing this.


Why is Solana burning tokens without a functional public block explorer that the community can use to verify said burnings? (throwawayburros)

You can view all the details around the all token activity, including the coin burn in the transparency report here: https://medium.com/solana-labs/solana-foundation-transparency-report-1-b267fe8595c0


Solana had its very first commit on Feb 13, 2018 according to GitHub. Are you sure this platform is stable enough for Kin... which in the past used much more weathered blockchains? (ideaDash)

The mainnet beta has been running since March 16th. Since then, we have created ~18M blocks and processed over 1 million transactions. Solana is the only blockchain that can provide Kin the necessary TPS and cost to continue growing.


Can you please explain exactly what kind of stress tests KIN made to come to the conclusion SOL is the right choice? (CLITL)

The Kin engineers and developers carefully studied our documents and Github. Their research concluded that to handle the current growth Kin is seeing; they needed to move to Solana.


What exactly does the Solana platform offer that cannot be achieved with the Stellar fork? (Basoosh)

65,000 transactions a second, 400ms block times, and $0.0001 per transaction costs.

Please note, some questions could not be answered by the Solana team. For questions regarding the migration process, please be aware that the Kin Foundation will be releasing a detailed roadmap in the coming weeks.


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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

FEATURED APP: PeerBet

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KRE REPORT

by Polype01

DID YOU KNOW?

Code behind the Kin Rewards Engine is now publicly available.

The core pieces of the Kin Rewards Engine (KRE) payout code are now open-source. To have a look, click here to visit the public repository.


COMMUNITY BLOGS


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KIN COMMUNITY REWARDS

Latest Payouts

1. Asparagusm
Valid Spend Guidelines 2.0
KRE Policy Fix

2. kin_carls
KRE 2.0 Quick Guide
Monthly Infographics

3. Chancity
KinExplorer (Tool Launch)

4. KovaKoura
Kin Promote (Chat)
Kin Community (Chat)

5. kidwonder
Kin Bubbles (Tool Launch)

6. throwawayburros
KRE Policy Alert

7. mosadialiou
iOS Ecosystem SDK UI Bug Fix

8. WeviNest
KRE Policy Alert

9. polype01
KRE Weekly Reports (Data Aggregation & Report Launch)

10. Neliss
appswithkin.com (Website Launch)

11. TheKinformant
Kin YouTube Content Series (Content Series Launch)

12. Danjiflow
kinappz.com (Website Launch)

13. scara89
Kin Spain (Chat)

Click here to review the latest payout summary in full and learn about Kin Community Rewards

Leaderboard

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Twitter Competition

@CryptoKinNews is running another competition on Twitter, this time for a chance to win 100 million Kin...

Purpose of this: To increase KIN spend opportunities.

If you think you have what it takes to create exciting and creative spend opportunities in your apps, enter now for a chance to win 100m KIN.

A selected panel of community members will judge the new spend opportunities created. Please message me directly to enter! If we get enough interest, we will start the competition and confirm the deadline for when the spends need to live and the guidelines.

Click here to enter

Super Mechs Kin Clan

u/RonaldakaHannibal on Reddit has created the KIN Community clan in Super Mechs. Click here for info and join the battle!

Twitter Competition

@CryptoKinNews is running a fun competition on Twitter for a chance to win 5 million Kin. All you have to do is guess the date you think Kin will hit 5 million monthly active spenders. Closest guess wins! Click here to enter

Poker Tournament

Click here to join u/KinPoker of Reddit for the next Kin Poker tournament!

JUST FOR FUN

Kinny has a glitch and needs fixing. See if you can beat 2 minutes and 30 seconds without viewing the guide image...



BULLETIN BOARD

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UK DEVELOPERS / DESIGNERS / GAME DEVS NEEDED

Hi Guys,

I have an opportunity I would like to discuss with people from the UK who are interested in creating a KIN related app. This project is strictly for UK persons only, however at a later date it will be opened up to people outside of the UK.

Can people who are interested please get in touch and I will message you some details. I will need to know your experience as well.

Contact u/lmaton on Reddit for more details


Posted: May 22, 2020

LOOKING FOR DEVELOPERS

I'm looking for a couple developers who are familiar with Kin to help develop an app. Please PM me if you're interested in hearing more about the project.

Contact u/Drpoofaloof on Reddit for more details


Posted: May 12, 2020

GAME DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR KIN INTEGRATED GAME

Looking for someone who has up to date knowledge on coding and kin integrationCan provide modern graphics for a gameLooking for both android and Apple releasesWilling to sign a NDA

To inquire about this opportunity please contact me @ u/ABsKiLLz_13


Posted: May 12, 2020

DEVELOPER & DESIGNER WANTED FOR KIN GAMING APP

For an awesome picture based KIN game app I'm looking for;

A developer to bring this game to lifeA UX designer to make the app impressively smooth and appealingContact u/Santos1986 on reddit for more details.Must be willing to sign an NDA

Contact u/Santos1986 on Reddit for more details


Posted: May 11, 2020

FREELANCE PROGRAMMERS NEEDED FOR DUNO.COM

Hey. i am developing duno.com i just launched the DUNO ETH token.

i am going to be giving way DUNO token and KIN for free for various tasks. no ICO at all.

i always need UI/UX & programmers (mostly PHP) i am drowning in programming work :-D

but i want only little things done here and there from freelancers rather than hire someone. i don't want to sell equity at all in the project.

Contact u/danjiflow on Reddit for more details


Posted: May 11, 2020

DEVELOPER, DESIGNER & PARTNER WANTED FOR KIN GAMING APP

Folks interested in supporting the development of Kin.

a developer to build the gamea UX designer to make it look gooda partner to help design the story and functionality

Contact u/Cointoss88 on Reddit for more details


Posted: May 11, 2020


Submit Advert

Feel free to utilise this space to donate app ideas, offer your services as a developer, or to search for a team to bring your app idea to life.

Although the board is part of a monthly release, it’s important to know that ads are submitted and updated regularly so be sure to keep an eye on the page throughout the month.


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SUBMIT CONTENT

Do you have an unpublished article, story, app review or some other content you'd like to share with Cuppa Kin?

Send it in for consideration and a chance to earn from the Kin Community Rewards project...

UNA MIRADA AL KIN COMMUNITY REWARDS, EL PROGRAMA DE RECOMPENSAS DE LA COMUNIDAD KIN

por u/Drpoofaloof - Julio 7, 2020

A mediados de julio, el programa Kin Community Rewards habrá recompensado ya a varios
miembros de la comunidad Kin con alrededor de 1.000 millones de Kin por contribuir libremente
en el ecosistema de Kin. Las contribuciones vistas hasta ahora consisten en reportar
errores en Gitbuh, hacer aplicaciones de código abierto o, entre otros, gestionar un blog
dedicado a Kin. Sin duda, este programa está impulsando el compromiso y la participación de la
comunidad y en este articulo vas a ver algunos ejemplos. Y si quieres, también te explicamos
cómo participar y conseguir tu recompensa.

Contribuciones Destacadas
Como muestra de estas aportaciones al ecosistema por parte de la comunidad, vamos a destacar tres casos de éxito que ya han sido recompensados con Kin.

Simon, de la app PeerBet, reportó cinco informes de errores en kinecosystem/kin-android Github
(https://github.com/kinecosystem/kin-android). Todos ellos han sido atendidos por el equipo de Kik Engineering y han sido resueltos. Por otro lado, Simon también ha creado una aplicación de código abierto (https://peerbet.io/kinfolio) que te permite ver el saldo de todas tus billeteras de Kin en un único lugar, a la vez que muestra su valor equivalente a precio de mercado…

Por su parte, Kinkre ha empezado un blog destacando los avances más importantes del ecosistema de Kin. Ha publicado dos detallados artículos, uno sobre Kin Ads, el proyecto de publicidad para apps que utilitza Kin (https://kinkre.com/blog/how-kin-ads-drives-kin-demand) y una reseña de la app KinFit (https://kinkre.com/blog/kinfit-app-review), la app que te permite ganar criptomonedas solo por caminar.

No menos interesante es la aportación de Sednax, que ha creado un generador de billeteras Kin (Kin Wallet Creator) (https://www.kinwalletcreator.com and https://github.com/kinecosystem/bower-js-kin-sdk?files=1). Este generador permite a cualquiera registrar una nueva billetera en la blockchain de Kin. Sin duda, muy útil tanto para desarrolladores de aplicaciones como para cualquier usuario de Kin.

Esto es exactamente el tipo de contribuciones de la comunidad que el Kin Community Council quiere recompensar. Es muy emocionante ver que el programa Kin Community Rewards ha ayudado a generar este nivel de compromiso en tan solo seis meses, que es el tiempo que lleva activo.

Recompensando la participación activa
Como ya habrás visto, el programa de recompensas Kin Community Rewards reconoce y recompensa a los miembros activos de la comunidad. Este enfoque está alentando contribuciones que mejoran el ecosistema, educan al mundo sobre Kin y favorece que se creen nuevas herramientas que los holders puedan usar. Cuantas más solicitudes de calidad se presenten al programa de recompensas, más probable será que este programa de recompensas se quede de manera permanente. Por el momento, con este programa de recompensas el Kin Community Council ahora tiene una herramienta poderosa para incentivar el compromiso del resto de la comunidad.

Nueva blockchain
Cuando Kin se mueva a la blockchain de Solana, el programa de recompensas Kin Community Rewards será incluso más importante, ya que, a medida que Kin aumente su capacidad y velocidad, surgirán nuevos desafíos. Y el programa Kin Community Rewards estará justo ahí para poder premiar todas esas aportaciones y mejoras para el ecosistema de Kin.

Como aplicar para optar a una recompensa en Kin
Visita https://kincouncil.com/kin-community-rewards y rellena el formulario con la descripción de la aportación para que la propuesta sea considerada en la próxima ronda del programa. Las propuestas de recompensa serán revisadas para el siguiente cuatrimestre. Ten en cuenta que este programa es un proyecto experimental del ecosistema y que, por lo tanto, puede ser modificado o suspenderse en cualquier momento.

Juntos a por el éxito
El programa Kin Community Rewards está incentivado a los miembros de la comunidad a buscar nuevas e innovadoras formas para ayudar a Kin a tener éxito… ¡Estamos ansiosos por ver qué se te ocurre! Haz tu idea realidad y enséñanos de que va tu aportación para que pueda ser recompensada. La próxima fecha límite para enviar una solicitud al programa Kin Community Rewards es el 30 de septiembre de 2020.


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EXCLUSIVA: SOLANA AMA

Julio, 2020

El 22 de mayo, el equipo de Kik Engineering hizo una propuesta formal para migrar de la actual Kin blockchain a la blockchain de Solana. El 9 de junio, el Kin Community Council anunció una AMA (Pregúntame Cualquier Cosa) y empezaron a llegar preguntas que responde aquí, en exclusiva, el equipo de Solana.

Poco más de una semana después de anunciar esta AMA , el 15 de junio, Kin Foundation aprobó la propuesta de migrar el ecosistema a la blockchain de Solana con el 98,7% de los desarrolladores votando que sí y, también, con el 100% de los operadores de nodos votando a favor. Una de las razones principales para mover Kin a la blockchain de Solana es que, a diferencia de la actual cadena de bloques, Solana puede manejar 65.000 transacciones por segundo a un bajo coste.

Muchas gracias a todos los que habéis participado enviando vuestras preguntas, también al
equipo de Solana por tomarse el tiempo de responder a la comunidad…

¿Cómo será el swap (intercambio) de Kin? (RoosTer)

Kin Foundation aceptó la migración el 15 de junio. Solana Foundation trabajará con todos los
participantes del ecosistema de Kin en la estrategia y la hoja de ruta a seguir para la migración. La
intención es que la migración sea lo más liviana y fluida y que requiera el mínimo esfuerzo para
aquellos que posean Kin. A diferencia de la migración previa de Kin, que fue de Etherum a Stellar y
requirió un swap manual por parte de los holders, esta migración será equivalente a una actualización
de sistema y será mucho más sencilla. Kin Foundation publicará una hoja de ruta detallada en las
próximas semanas.


¿Cuándo se lanzará la Mainnet de Solana? (Polype01)

La blockchain de Solana ya está funcionando en su red principal, pero está en fase “beta”. Y cuando
decimos “beta”, no nos referimos a características específicas, sino que, más bien, tiene
que ver con el tiempo que la red ha estado en la red principal. Es como cuando Gmail estaba en fase
“beta” hasta que tuvieron más de 100 millones de usuarios. Creamos nuestro bloque génesis y lo
usamos para lanzar la mainnet beta el 16 de marzo, la red ha estado inactiva de forma segura
alrededor de 185 tps con tiempos de bloqueo de 0.45s. Actualmente estamos en ~ 18 millones de
bloques y hemos completado más de 1 millón de transacciones. Puedes ver la red aquí: https://solanabeach.io/


¿Cuál es el tiempo estimado para integrar Kin en la blockchain de Solana? (Polype01)

Todavía hay varios detalles críticos que resolver, por lo que la Solana Foundation no puede dar una estimación exacta, pero esperamos que la migración integra se complete para enero de 2021.


¿La nueva moneda se seguirá llamando Kin? (vincecoll)

Si. No será diferente el nombre, al igual que se llamaba Kin después de la anterior migración a Stellar.


¿El swap será 1 a 1? (vincecoll)

Kin se encargará del intercambio de tokens.


¿Se distribuirán Sol a los usuarios que tienen Kin? (AaM)

Hay una subvención de SOL prevista para la Kin Foundation basada en la cantidad de usuarios aportados a la blockchain de Solana. Cualquier pregunta sobre la distribución de esos tokens debe dirigirse a la Kin Foundation.


¿Por qué Solana lanzó la mainnet sin un explorador de bloques completamente funcional? ¿Por qué está limitado a los bloques 9446449 y superiores? (throwawayburros)

La red se encuentra actualmente en la fase beta de mainnet, lo que significa que la red aún es nueva y estamos trabajando activamente para habilitar nuevas funciones. Actualmente, nuestro explorador solo almacena en caché las transacciones durante 30 días, pero estamos trabajando activamente para solucionarlo.


¿Por qué Solana está quemando tokens sin un explorador público funcional que la comunidad pueda usar para verificar estos eventos? (throwawayburros)

Puedes ver todos los detalles sobre la actividad de todos los tokens, incluida la quema de monedas en el informe de transparencia aquí: https://medium.com/solana-labs/solana-foundation-transparency-report-1-b267fe8595c0


Solana tuvo su primer commit el 13 de febrero de 2018 según GitHub. ¿Estáis seguros de que esta plataforma es lo suficientemente estable para KIN? (ideaDash)

La versión beta de mainnet se ejecuta desde el 16 de marzo. Desde entonces, hemos creado ~18 millones de bloques y procesado más de 1 millón de transacciones. Solana es la única blockchain que puede proporcionarle a Kin las transacciones por segundo y los costes necesarios para seguir creciendo.


¿Puede explicar exactamente qué tipo de pruebas de estrés realizó KIN para llegar a la conclusión de que SOL era la elección correcta? (CLITL)

Los ingenieros y desarrolladores de Kin estudiaron cuidadosamente nuestros documentos y Github. Su investigación concluyó que, para gestionar eficientemente el crecimiento que está teniendo Kin, necesitaban mudarse a Solana.


¿Qué ofrece exactamente la plataforma Solana que no se puede lograr con la bifurcación de Stellar? (Basoosh)

65,000 transacciones por segundo, 400ms de tiempos de bloque y $0.0001 de costes por transacción.

Ten en cuenta que algunas preguntas no pudieron ser respondidas por el equipo de Solana. Si tienes preguntas sobre el proceso de migración, ten en cuenta que Kin Foundation publicará una hoja de ruta detallada en las próximas semanas.


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