The Canadian chat app, Kik has revealed its future plans to collaborate with the video gaming company, Unity Technologies in a move to enhance mainstream adoption of the company’s cryptocurrency by the industry.
The spokesperson of Kik told the public that this upcoming partnership between Kik and Unity Technologies would bring bitcoin game apps and cryptocurrency to lots of game developers. This will, in turn, enable token integration in bitcoin game apps with the help of special customized gaming specific SDK.
This software development kit is made by Kik, and the company has plans to share the gaming SDK in Unity Asset Store to make it available for gaming developers. This will happen after beta testing is carried out by trusted Unity partners. The SDK will also be accessible from GitHub, the software development platform.
Kik had earlier revealed its initial coin offering in August last year for Kin Token. It was also predicted to be the foremost mainstream adoption of digital currency. The company raised $100 mln in September last year from over 10,000 participants spread out in 117 countries.
The ERC20 coin based Blockchain, Kin Token, is currently trading at $0.000175 and it has a market capitalization of $132 mln. The Kik application was created by the University of Waterloo students in 2009 while Unity Technology was founded in 2004. The latter is among the globe’s most widely used gaming platforms.
A week ago, it was reported that CryptoKitties, an Ethereum based game received up to $12 mln funding from some investors led by top venture capital firms, Union Square Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz. The game is pretty simple; users are meant to create and also breed virtual cats. These cats can be traded using Ethereum, and this means that users have to trade ETH to play the game.