AppCoins is a cryptocurrency for app stores that gives app users new purchasing power, unleashes monetization potential for developers and increases app safety. It has been built to create an app economy with a new universal language that ensures trust, transparency, and openness by moving to the blockchain three of the most critical flows of app stores: advertising, in-app purchases and developer’s approval. By eliminating intermediaries and creating new incentives for users to engage with apps, AppCoins creates a more efficient and value-driven app ecosystem.
With 200 million users, 800,000 unique apps, 12,000 publishers, 70 different manufacturers and partners, Aptoide launches AppCoins protocol to unify the core financial and trust flows inside app stores.
2018 Q2 Open Source reference implementation
First version of the open source reference implementation of the protocol. First beta version of Aptoide with AppCoins support.
2018 Q3 AppCoins Software Foundation
“ASF - App Store Foundation” is created to coordinate the development of the protocol and reference implementation under an open governance model; board of directors are elected by AppCoins owners.
2018 Q4 Pre-load Tier 1 OEMs
Production-ready rollout of AppCoins in Aptoide App Store, as well as other app stores that joined. Pre-load with Tier-1 OEMs.