KINEKT Terminals



  • Literature Review

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    Moving to the today's topic... Initially, bank card terminals were designed to allow card payments as an alternative to physical cash. To make this possible, bank card terminals and their associated networks were designed for the exclusive use and control of the banking industry and its related partners. However, the functional limitations of the original design of the pull payment processing made it difficult to adapt to current market needs, impossible to foresee at that time, in which merchants would prefer terminals capable of processing one or more different types of transactions in installments simultaneously.

    In consideration of the entire current market situation and technologies available, I want to share with you the KINEKT Terminal Project, designed to help solve every aspect related to the shortcomings of bank card terminals, whilst at the same time offering significant additional value.

    Definition

    KINEKT Terminals (XKN) (https://www.kinekt.technology/) is an integrated touch terminal based on a block chain of new generation that is used in physical points of sale. The terminal is designed to be low cost and is totally agnostic to the customer, service and POS technology. As a novelty, the KINEKT terminal can process multiple transactions using only one fingerprint + pin. In addition, transactions are managed by artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically select the default card services of a customer, or changed on the fly as necessary using the touch terminal itself. Revenue is generated by charging participants a small percentage of the value of each transaction payable using the KINEKT Token.

    IlustrationGoal
    KINEKT Touch Terminal.pngThe main objective of KINEKT is to provide the global market with a new generation of low cost, simple and secure Transaction Terminals, capable of allowing instantaneous transactions for all the global market of physical points of sale through the use of a single terminal in place of many.

    Benefits

    Customer agnosticService agnosticTechnology agnostic
    Because it provides an economical, simple, secure and infallible way for any conceivable customer to transact in physical points of sale using only a fingerprint + a secret pin.Because it provides a method for any third-party service provider to connect to the KINEKT platform so that its customer base can make instant transactions at the participating points of sale.Because it works with any point of sale and does not require customers to have specific phones or bank cards to process transactions - only a fingerprint and a secret PIN are required.


    Use cases

    ImageUse caseDescription
    1b932a_7f58dc9c071b4753a6667e393dff48de~mv2.pngCryptocurrency TransactionsEnabling both traditional and cryptocurrency type transactions to processed without exclusion of the other simply by having providers plug into the KINEKT Cloud.
    1b932a_3adaae9a1f724add83291a1ce9e84467~mv2.pngMobile Wallet TransactionsEnabling any mobile wallet providers in the world to simply plug into the KINEKT Cloud in order for their customers to transact at participating merchant points of sale without expensive terminal upgrades being required.
    1b932a_8258c3e7ee3c4a6a80aae592cf699c4a~mv2.pngBank Card TransactionsKinekt provides a low-cost P2B customer to merchant payment means not possible using current bank card terminals.
    1b932a_463017a86a5e4f26b59b26185f8a4c39~mv2.pngLoyalty TransactionsThe agnostic design of the KINEKT Terminal make cost and forces reduction possible to include every 3rd party service provider transaction in one seamless step
    1b932a_df74a7391f564b5880cf23543f098eaf~mv2.pngUnbanked TransactionsThe KINEKT Terminal make the cost of banking services, and the lack of infrastructure to use card related services such as ATM's and merchant bankcard terminals possible for the banking industry, mobile wallet providers and merchants to gain access to these remote markets by way of its internal GSM connection to the cloud, and Fingerprint reader to identify customer accounts during the transaction process instead of issuing traditional bank cards etc.
    1b932a_b169e32c71d64507a66a10e0ba58fe69~mv2.pngCharity TransactionsTo perform the function of a "digital tin" capable of automatically or manually collecting small change amounts from the public as part of the normal payment process.


    Token details

    The Token is called KINEKT Token (XKN) and is classified as a fungible utility token required by the participants to benefit from the services performed through the KINEKT Terminal. XKN tokens are based on the ERC20 standard of the Ethereum network and can be purchased using BTC, ETH or USD. A maximum of 250 million chips will be created. During the fundraising period, 1 Token XKN will be equal to 0.20 US $ without including bonuses.

    Token: XKN Platform: Ethereum Type: ERC-20 Price in ICO: 5000 XKN = 1 ETH Tokens for sale: 500,000,000


    Bounty program

    The project gives the opportunity to earn KINEKT Terminals (XKN) tokens performing some social media tasks and doing simple steps from the bounty program explained into the Bitcointalk Webpage. Here (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3315264.0) you can access the link in order to see what are the conditions to become an early XKN contributor and start acquiring tokens.

    Doesn't that sound interesting? If you are interested in this airdrop or basically in the ICO, you can read their Whitepaper here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hludc0snmjerxiz/kinekt%2C%20ico%20white%20paper.pdf?dl=0). You can also stay tuned in their official Telegram group (https://t.me/kinekt_terminals). I hope you liked the post and soon I'll send you new ones.


    Roadmap

    DateEvent
    2018/04/03ICO Pre-sale.
    2018/07/02ICO Main-sale.
    2018/08/01Final MVP Development.
    2018/10/01Start 3rd Party Participant Sign-ups.
    2019/01/01Start Piloting Period.
    2019/06/031st Commercial Launch.
    2020/01/01Global Market Expansion.


    Advisers

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    Author Details

    Telegram username: @clauming

    Bitcointalk username: adriaparcerisas

    Bitcointalk profile link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1870482

    Ethereum address: 0xC6AB45541006D53D31E25b41c7d245c5Ad99BF71



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