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Blockchain Growing Pains Show There’s No Ledger to Rule Them All

Messaging app developer Kik Interactive, which raised about $100 million last year to launch services on the Ethereum blockchain, discovered that the ledger … but there are some inherent limitations to consumer adoption,” Tanner Philp, Kik's director of corporate development, said in a phone interview. Read More

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Stellar Gears up to Implement Lightning Network in 2018

The move to implement Lightning Network on the Stellar blockchain is based on the growing requirements of the firm's clients, which include tech giants such as Kik and IBM. McCaleb raised concerns that even though Stellar's current blockchain is much more scalable than that of Ethereum, it would not … Read …

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Stellar Adopts the Lightning Network in a Flash

Messaging app Kik recently abandoned the Ethereum blockchain due to scalability issues. Instead, they will be building their transactions on the Stellar platform. Although the platform would currently be unable to fully support Kik's plans, Lightning could change that. Lightning Network technology would … Read More

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Stellar Goes In On Lightning with 2018 Launch Target

When ethereum experienced growing pains, mobile messaging app Kik ditched the platform for the more scalable Stellar. But, if Kik really starts wants to move all of its transactions over to Stellar, the platform simply can't handle that size, McCaleb conceded. In addition, partners tech giant IBM has … Read More

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CTech’s Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

In 2017, Orbs helped Kik with an initial coin offering, which netted Kik $98 million. Read more. Technology allows us to unleash deep-seated needs and desires, says Google executive. As innovation unlocks new technologies, people still feel the need to connect it to their everyday lives, Abigail Posner, … Read More

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Orbs, a Startup Offering Blockchain as a Service, Has Raised $106 Million, Executive Says

The startups' largest client is Kik, a Canada-based messaging app developer, which has about 15 million monthly active users, Mr. Attar said. … In January, Kik CEO Ted Livingston wrote a blog post addressing rumors that Kik could be migrating its Kin token onto a different blockchain network called … Read …

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Will KIN’s Market Cap Return to $1 Billion in 2018?

Kik Interactive Inc, which has been receiving venture funds from eminent institutions like Tencent, introduced the Kin cryptocurrency to put an end to venture-related funding issues, reported the sources. Just like any other major cryptocurrency, Kin's performance has been quite impressive. As evident … Read More

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SFriends, the new social media app to make friends and gain popularity launches on iTunes

The most interesting feature of the SFriends app is that it enables the user to find friends directly from Snapchat, Instagram, and Kik. Using this app, the users can find and add friends from the three social media platforms and increase their popularity. The users can increase their Instagram following, … …

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Arizona’s Charlotte Brascia realizes dream, signs with Skövde KIK in Sweden

When Arizona soccer's season ended in mid-November, senior forward Charlotte Brascia was prepared to give up her cleats and shinguards for good. The Las Vegas native figured her playing career, which started when she was just four years old and has been a staple of her life ever since, was …

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Long Live the Chatbot

"You're not going to build the same bot on Kik that you are on Facebook." Exactly what kind of bots companies will build in the future is still uncertain. Messaging platforms themselves are still evolving and adding features from new emojis to in-app payments, and consumers and brands alike are …