Canadian mobile chat Kik App recently revealed its plans to partner with Unity Technologies video gaming company in a move towards mainstream adoption of its Kin cryptocurrency by the gaming industry.
As a Kik spokesperson told Cointelegraph, the upcoming partnership with Unity will “bring cryptocurrency to millions of gaming developers,” enabling token integration into games with the help of a customized gaming-specific software development kit (SDK) developed by Kik. The company plans to share the Kin Gaming SDK on the Unity Asset Store for gaming developers after beta testing by select Unity partners. The SDK will also be available on software development platform GitHub.
Kik revealed its initial coin offering (ICO) for the Kin token in August 2017, predicting it to be “the first mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency.” In September 2017, the company raised about $100 mln from more than 10,000 participants in 117 countries.