In 10 days since the launch, the audience of the new coin has reached 10 million people. On the night of April 11, the mining of coins stopped
The VKontakte social network has stopped mining the internal cryptocurrency VK Coin. Information about this appeared on the page of the general director of the social network Andrei Rogozov.
“Today we stop mining and fix the current capitalization at 2.8 trillion coins – this is the total number of coins users have. VK Coins can still be transferred to friends or acquaintances through a QR code, as well as spent on various bonuses, ”Rogozov said.
The CEO added that 1.1 million people were simultaneously on the mining app at the peak time. According to his calculations, this is more than in online games Dota 2 or CS: GO, and if you add up the total time, it turns out that users have spent about 13,787 years in the application.
VKontakte launched the VK Coin service on April 1. Any user could get the local currency by clicking on the large blue circle. The main goal of the game is to take a place in the "top of the rich". The earned coins can be spent on improvements for automatic "mining" of currency or on offers from partner companies. For example, residents of more than 60 cities in Russia used coins to receive promotional codes in the Delivery Club service. Also, many VKontakte users began to buy and sell mined coins for real money.
A few days before the end of mining in the application, a countdown began. From April 11, users can no longer earn new coins, but can transfer currency to other players and spend on promotional codes. The participants are waiting for the next stage of the game, what it will be is still unknown. However, the developers say that there will be new opportunities for interacting with the currency.