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Kin at Solana Breakpoint: 4 Key Highlights and Developments

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Kin Foundation
Nov 16, 2022
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Kin Shines at Solana’s Biggest Conference of the Year

Solana Breakpoint, the largest annual event focused on the Solana blockchain ecosystem saw more than 3,000 people attend the four-day conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. Developers, brands, and businesses from all over the world met to network and exchange ideas on the future of Web3 and cryptocurrency development. 

Here are four key highlights we captured from the conference: 

Kin Takes Over Lisbon Airport

From the moment travelers arrived at Lisbon Airport, Kin’s new brand was front and center on full display. Kin took over more than twenty screens within the Arrivals Hall of the airport, capturing the attention of all arriving passengers in the lead-up to Solana Breakpoint. The conference is a developer-focused event, so the takeover strategy was to promote a key message: if you want to revolutionize how you monetize your app with crypto, choose Kin. Many of the people representing Kin Ecosystem apps and other Kin supporters at the conference were approached by others interested to learn more, in particular developers wanting to explore how they could add Kin to their apps and what the Kin business model could offer them. Thanks to all the Kin supporters at the conference willing to share knowledge about Kin with others.

Community Shines the Torch for Kin

The Kin Ecosystem was well represented at Breakpoint with team members from Playtoshi/Mimoto, Kinland, Code, Infinity Games, and the Kin Foundation all in attendance, along with a large number of other community supporters. These teams spent considerable time at the conference educating others about the benefits of Kin, and how it is transforming the web by bringing platforms and users together under an innovative business model. Many good thoughts and ideas were shared.  A common topic of conversation centered on the creative ways apps and community members could work together to grow the ecosystem in 2023. 

Kin at Solana Games Day 

Gaming continues to be a hot topic within both the Solana and Kin Ecosystems. The Solana Foundation hosted Games Day, a community event showcasing mobile and PC games launching on Solana. The interest generated from the Airport takeover campaign was on full display at this event, as Kin representatives explained Kin’s unique value proposition and how it improves user experiences.  A focus area was the recent launch of the Unity SDK making it easy for game developers to add Kin into their latest projects. As a result, a number of new prospective game developers and studios are now exploring potential ways to collaborate with and join the Kin Ecosystem. 

Wyre Announces Support for Kin on the Main Stage

Wyre, the leading payments and fiat onramp provider, presented on the main stage and announced their upcoming launch on Solana with only three tokens – SOL, USDC, and KIN. Wyre also announced the upcoming launch of MoneyGram support, allowing the transfer of money around the world by using cryptocurrency, including Kin. Additionally, Wyre announced that users will soon be able to purchase cryptocurrency using their PayPal balances, an exclusive partnership that will benefit users and developers alike by further eliminating friction and introducing payment methods trusted by mainstream consumers. As a new infrastructure provider, Wyre will enable app developers to create new experiences that drive consumptive demand and allow mainstream users to easily experience and benefit from the power of cryptocurrency. Watch the full clip of Wyre live on the main stage here.

While these were some of the key highlights for the Kin Ecosystem, there were several other newsworthy announcements that left attendees feeling optimistic about the future of Solana. As the Solana blockchain continues to expand on its technology offering, transaction speed, and performance, it remains a complementary match to the ambitions of the Kin Ecosystem to grow and scale the utility of its token economy. 

About Kin

Kin gives everyone skin in the game – making it easy for apps and brands to reward users and create exciting experiences with cryptocurrency, all while generating new streams of revenue for themselves. Tearing down barriers to crypto development, Kin is leading the Web3 revolution by empowering platforms and their users to forge mutually beneficial relationships. Win-win is a cliché – Kin is the reality. Visit kin.org to learn more.

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