What Critics Fail to Understand about Kin — Part #1

Kik (the company behind the Kin ecosystem) recently launched their first beta app “Kinit” on the Google Play Store. The launch received polarizing feedback with both an out-pouring of positive reviews on the Play Store, but, some tough criticisms from both the community and reporters who failed to understand parts of Kik’s strategy. A Quick […]

What is Metcalfe’s Law and how does it apply to crypto?

Metcalfe’s Law Unless you work in the telecom industry, you may never have heard of “Metcalfe’s Law.” And rightly so, as Metcalfe’s law is a simple and obscure mathematical observation relating to the impact/reach of a telecommunications network. The law states that the potential of a network is simply the number of nodes squared, or […]

On the Subject of Nodes

One of the great debates in blockchain centers around what it means to be decentralized, whether it’s a necessary trait for the application you’re developing, and how a blockchain’s centralization should affect the regulatory status of the cryptoasset(s) running on top of it. While many followers of the blockchain space would identify as decentralization ‘maximalists,’ […]

How does the Kin Consensus Protocol (KCP) work?

As we move towards the launch of the Kin blockchain main network launch, there have been a lot of questions regarding the need for ‘7 federation nodes’ to start the official decentralized network. At the core of that need sits some mathematical and regulatory theory, based on how Kin’s Consensus Protocol (KCP) works. What is […]

What Critics Have Right About Kin

Recently, we published our 5 part series on “What Critics Fail to Understand About Kin.” While we firmly believe that there is a lot of unfair criticism about Kin, there are also many points that critics got right. At the end of the day, successful projects are often successful not because of the things they […]