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Kik Responds to SEC Enforcement Action: “the Commission’s Complaint reflects a consistent effort to twist the facts”

Kik Interactive has responded to the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) enforcement action alleging the sales of unregistered securities. The legal fisticuffs are being intently followed by the crypto industry and any decision may impact the entire US digital asset industry. Earlier this year, a… Read More

Blockchain Association Takes Over Defend Crypto Campaign but Questions Linger if this is the Right Battle

Last week, the Blockchain Association announced in a blog post that it would take over the Defend Crypto campaign, launched by Kik Interactive. Kik is engaged in a legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding an initial coin offering that raised about… Read More

Crypto Expert Stephen McKeon Comments on Kik’s ICO Battle with the Security and Exchange Commission

It has been widely known that Kik was engaged in a cage match with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ever since Kik went public regarding a Wells Notice submitted by the SEC. A Wells Notice informs an entity they may be the target of… Read More

Coinbase, Circle Disappear from DefendCrypto List of Supporters

In the wake of the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) enforcement action against Kik and the Kin initial coin offering (ICO), it appears that Coinbase’s name, as well as Circle’s, has been scrubbed from the list of supporters on the DefendCrypto website. DefendCrypto was concocted… Read More

Kik is the First Major ICO SEC Enforcement Action: “The First Shoe Has Finally Dropped.”

Kik’s Hail Mary Pass. As Crowdfund Insider reported earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has publicly revealed the allegations against Kik and the issuance of the Kin tokens. In 2017, Kik completed an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised a whopping $100 million… Read More

SEC Goes Public with Kik – Kin ICO Lawsuit Alleging Sale of Unregistered Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has publicly announced its lawsuit against Kik Interactive for conducting an illegal $100 million securities offering of “Kin” digital tokens in an initial coin offering (ICO). The legal action should come as no surprise to industry followers as Kik… Read More

Kik Battle Line: DefendCrypto Fund Seeks to Challenge the SEC & Current Regulatory Approach with Crypto

Kik Interactive Inc., a company based in Canada, raised about $100 million selling Kin tokens in an initial coin offering (ICO) during the midst of the hot crypto issuance market in 2017. First sold to accredited investors in a SAFT, once the platform was functional,… Read More

Tapatalk Users to Earn Kin Tokens

Tapatalk, a mobile forum app, will now allow its users to earn Kin tokens, according to a note from from the company. That partnership was originally announced in November 2018. Kin, part of Kik, raised over $100 million in an initial coin offering in 2017…. Read More

What Does Kik’s YouTube Video Mean For Their Fight Against the SEC?

As I discussed in a previous article, in November 2018, the SEC staff  (the “Staff”) notified Kik Interactive Inc. and the Kin Foundation (collectively, “Kik”) that they would recommend that the SEC file an enforcement action against Kik for violating registration requirements of the securities… Read More

Breaking Down Kik’s Fight Against the SEC and their $100 Million ICO

Kik Interactive Inc. (“Kik”), a company based in Canada, raised close to $100 million selling Kin tokens during the initial coin offering (ICO) boom of 2017, making it one of the most successful ICOs. It first sold tokens to accredited investors through a SAFT (Simple… Read More

Report: Kik Plans to Battle Expected SEC Enforcement Action Regarding $100 Million ICO

In a report this past weekend, Kik – a Canada based company, indicated its intent to battle an anticipated enforcement action by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to WSJ.com, Kik is willing to go to the mat with the Commission in the… Read More

Kik Announces Launch of Peer-to-Peer Transactions Feature

Kik, a Canada-based chat platform, announced on Thursday the launch of its new peer-to-peer transaction feature, which is powered by Kin. According to Kik, the feature will allow users who are participating in public group chats to reward group administrators for facilitating positive and meaningful user interactions inside… Read More

Kin Gets Approved by Apple iOS App Store for Crypto Earning App

Kin, a cryptocurrency powered ecosystem that wants to help brands better connect with their customers, has received approval from Apple to launch their iOS app on the app store. Kinit, as it is called, was released on Google Play for Android last month and Kin… Read More

Zoom! Kik ICO Expects to Raise $125 Million

Kik, a Canada-based chat platform founded in 2009, is poised to raise $125 million in an upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) joining a handful of Token crowdsales that have topped the $100 million mark. Kik has already closed on a presale round that raised only… Read More

Global Messaging App Kik Set to Launch Its Own Cryptocoin

Instant messaging app Kik is currently developing its own cryptocurrency which it will soon offer for sale to the public, according to an article on CoinDesk. WeChat of the West Dubbed the “WeChat of the West”, Kik was founded in 2009 by a group of… Read More

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