Immediate Utility: Sidechain, Unikrn Wallet, Jackpots and Connekt
The geniuses behind the scenes at Unikrn were already fast at work at the latest and greatest solutions for UnikoinGold. About a week after distribution, we introduced the Unikrn wallet, a sidechain that allowed our customers to interact and Unikrn services and merchant partners with no slow bottleneck and no fees. Other wonderful utility released for UKG was Skin-O-Matic, a place to exchange gaming skins for UKG, and we also enabled UKG Jackpots with daily gaming and crypto prizes. As a reward for using our platform, Connekt was updated to offer UnikoinGold for ranked wins in League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2.
That means to this day, you can win a game, earn UKG, and enter a jackpot for UKG, gaming skins, or other prizes. Every single day.
UnikoinGold in 2018 so Far
Because our community is global, a high priority for UnikoinGold has been global accessibility. We successfully increased the availability of UnikoinGold across Asia by listing on OKex and reached out to South Korean users with a listing on UPbit, the largest exchange in South Korea. After all, South Korea is home to the sixth largest gaming market on Earth.
We invited the biggest names at CES to the Unikrn house officefor a party and networking session to help introduce the mainstream to UKG's potential. Journalists, tastemakers, business giants and even lFoyd Mayweather stopped by.
In January, we welcomed the first of our merchant partners, Gunnar Optiks, one of the world's earliest esports sponsors. They began integrating Unikrn Wallet to accept UKG as payment worldwide, with Scott Sorensen, GUNNAR President, saying:
This partnership with Unikrn marks a new era in ecommerce, technology, and gaming for GUNNAR. We have supported gaming and esports for a decade now, and this partnership will allow us to elevate our support to the next level. We are very excited to partner with visionaries such as the UNIKRN team because both of our brands share a passion for making your gaming experience extraordinary.
By January's end, MainGear PCs became the second in a groundbreaking agreement to accept UKG for their entire line of systems as well as an upcoming line of luxury crypto-mining rigs which will allow owners to mine crypto for UnikoinGold and other unique gaming benefits.
At the end of January, our Woocommerce plugin for Unikrn Wallet began allowing online retailers to integrate Unikrn in their online stores.
Andrew Vouris, a leviathan of the betting industry, joined as our COO. He is the former deputy COO at TabCorp and played a substantial role in helping Tabcorp become a $13 billion-dollar company.
February was a month we at Unikrn spent refining and solidifying the standing of UnikoinGold. We listed Unikrn on the DDEX.io exchange and Rahul spoke at the Start Up Grind fireside chat with Jan Smejkal.