YEN: A Kik Alternative

It’s crazy to think that just a few years ago the Kik / Kin Community was riding high on a newly-minted unicorn financing round and since then has continued to grow, upwards of almost 300 million.

Ooph, that’s a big community and a huge blow to a ton of folks:

Despite having 600,000 monthly users since it launched two years ago, the SEC has hounded Kin for selling tokens during its ICO, which raised $98 million. The SEC claims it was an unregistered securities offering. And it’s been a costly business.

via Decrypt

Outside of the obvious miscalculation of doing an ICO without regulatory approval (this is why my team is actively engaging years before this is even a conversation!) it also doesn’t appear that there’s a backup plan for the now-stranded Kik Community.

Seriously, we’d love to have you!

I think they all should join YEN — and here are 3 reasons why:

  1. We’re a community-driven… community. Specifically, #yenizens deeply care about what we’re building, how we’re building, and the whys behind all of those things. We need more passionate, crypto-enthusiasts to help us build the community platform of the future.
  2. When things get bigger, they must also get smaller. This is our mantra and something that our community is all about. That’s why we’ve recently launched Community Groups (it’s exactly what you think it is)! In just a click (or two) you can boot up a smaller community around the topics that you love (they don’t even have to be decentralized or cryptocurrency-related)!
  3. The YEN Community is values-driven, not simply because the team has publicly enumerated them but because the community continues to uphold them strongly. This matters in our space, more than ever these days. If you can’t stand for something then you’ll fall for everything (and a few of us know what that’s like from experience)!
  4. Bonus: We are also a 3-letter product!

I’d love to have more of the Kik folks check out what we’re building and help us in these important early-stages of product design and development. Kik’s tribe is already here, they just don’t know it yet.

It’s that easy!

It’s our job to get them the 411 (and anyone else who quickly needs a community platform to get shit done)!

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