KeyCoin is today’s Random Coin of the Day for its extensive development, including a full on customized version of TailsOS, the Linux distribution where Tor protects all communication. The team also has trading tools and an encrypted messaging system in the works along with a few other amazing features.
KeyCoin has a team of 20 active developers who help to make this ambitious project’s hotly anticipated new features, a reality.
The following is an interview with KeyCoinDev, the lead developer and project manager for KeyCoin.
Market Cap: $400,000 (at time of writing)
Maximum coins issued: ~1,000,000 (The POW mining period was limited and has now ended, we did this to eliminate the ominous presence of multipool dumps allowing our coin to grow in value.
Also, we want the value of each coin to be significant as it is one of our goals to have an eventual USD pairing.
What is the coin’s purpose?
As the importance of information and communication establishes more and more in our everyday life, another phenomenon emerges: the surveillance society. Keycoin is on the cutting edge on anonymity technology and endeavors to protect its users.
What problem does it solve?
The surveillance society can be understood as the attempt of the dominant of this world to consolidate power and privileges by controlling human communication. It is obvious that this Orwellian everyday life that has been formed is a significant and constant threat for everyone and especially for those who envision and fight for a free society. The movements for liberation, as the focal pieces of society, are targeted by continued oversight, [the] fact that obligates us to find ways and means to overcome it.
What we have accomplished:
Who are the developers?
The KeyCoin team is comprised of [four] core members and has [an] extensive support staff who are dedicated to providing the best products and services available.
The team is dedicated to making KeyCoin both functional and easy to use. We will continue to improve functionality and add innovative features to ensure that KeyCoin stays on the cutting-edge of cryptocurrency technology.
In fact, we have a team so strong and that it even gained the endorsement of a prominent and well-respected developer in the community that has a currency of his own.
The review of our code and anonymity solution by Dan Metcalf can be read here.
Keycoin dev team posts all updates and news in our bitcointalk thread. We are open to all community feedback and suggestions.
What are the coin’s future endeavors and how do they plan on achieving those goals?
Our immediate goals are on releasing the following as soon as possible.
KeyOS is a customized TailsOS distribution for portable USB drives. It comes pre-loaded with a KeyCoin wallet, allowing you to easily and securely transport your funds and access them from any computer.
Physical drives will be available in the future, but [the] download of the bootable ISO file will be provided early for those who prefer not to wait.
We are not stopping there either; we are also actively developing the following:
Is there anything else you’d like to say about your coin?
We will not stop innovating; we have many plans and features that we plan to introduce, and we will always welcome suggestions from the community. We invite the community to get in touch at:
Future Goals (in no particular order and not a complete list):
What do you think about KeyCoin? Will their new OS make waves in the community to spur the cryptocurrency developers of the future to be more than just another currency? Leave a comment below or discuss this in the CCN forums.
Disclaimer: I am not part of KeyCoin, and I do not own any KeyCoins.
Photo Credit: KeyCoin logo used with permission of KeyCoin.
Last modified (UTC): August 9, 2014 20:47