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Kik Confirms It’s Closing Messaging App for Teens; CEO Spoofed in Cryptomedia

Things took a strange turn last night after news broke that Kik, creator of a messaging app for teens also called Kik, has been executing layoffs in Israel and plans to shutdown the app. First, following news of the layoffs, Kik CEO Ted Livingston confirmed… Read More

Report: Embattled ICO-Issuer Kik Closing Down Messaging App

Two individuals who requested anonymity are claiming that Kik has begun disbanding the Isreali subsidiary responsible for running its messaging app, CalcalistTech reports. According to the outlet: “The company is moving all the app’s users to alternative platforms…The 70 employees of Kik’s Israeli cryptocurrency subsidiary… Read More

Insurtech Startup Kin Insurance Secures $47 Million Through Latest Investment Round

U.S. insurtech startup Kin Insurance announced on Wednesday it secured $47 million through its latest investment round. According to Kin, the funds will be used to launch its Kin Interinsurance Network, a Florida home insurance carrier. Founded in 2016, Kin describes itself as insurtech startup… 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

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

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

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