As cryptocurrency continue to grow, enterprising individuals are working every day to apply revolutionary blockchain technology in facets of an any and all existing industries. One creative implementation of blockchain integration is Hicky.io, a new project attempting to solve problems facing traditional online dating through a decentralized dating application for iOS and Android devices.
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While a number of new and existing cryptocurrencies do not appear to carry much merit, Hicky represents a clear and viable solution to a number of problems previously unaddressed by existing platforms in the online dating ecosystem. With legacy dating apps, users have historically and continuously been subject to their personal information being stolen by hackers and sold by the companies that host the apps. Additionally, users are vulnerable to wildly rampant fake accounts, put in place to coerce daters into sending them money and wasting the time and efforts of everyone in the ecosystem.
Hicky.io utilizes the Ethereum platform to eliminate these issues that plague online dating and turn away potential daters. By encrypting and storing information directly on the blockchain, hackers are unable to steal information, as the centralized storage of said information is removed from the equation. Additionally, this approach ensures transparency of the dating app. Because all transactions are broadcast globally, anyone would be able to see if information is shared with third parties.
In terms of fake accounts, Hicky silences this threat through a facial and voice verification process. In order to communicate with the network, profiles must first be verified. Fake or botted accounts cannot achieve verification.
Hicky has very recently launched their dating app on iOS devices. Along with the solutions provided, Hicky also provides more utility than existing competitors. Most prominently, the decentralized dating app utilizes a smart matching algorithm, where individuals achieve matches after their information and interests are highly analyzed versus other potential matches, ensuring that users of the platform will have the best opportunity possible to find the right match.
Public Sale Soft Cap Reached
Due to a strong team consisting of veterans in both the cryptocurrency and online dating industries, as well as acting as a viable solution to legitimate and widespread issues, Hicky.io has seen significant support from a number of investors. With over 24 million HKY tokens currently sold, the project has achieved it’s soft cap funding target of 3,000 ETH. Due to this milestone achieved, there are only three days left to participate in the ICO. Investors can register and invest in the platform here.