Kim Dotcom Begins Seeking Investors for His K.im Decentralized Content Platform
Kim Dotcom announced on Twitter earlier today that he was ready to start his investor roadshow for K.im, his crypto-based decentralized social media platform. Kim Dotcom on Twitter announced:
“We are finally ready for our K.im investor roadshow. Very excited to talk to crypto leaders next week about taking crypto mainstream. My new innovation will be used by everyone and it will change the way people pay for things online.”
New Zealand-based Kim Dotcom then told users to follow his Twitter account for further updates on the platform.
K.im was first announced back in June, when Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom told the world he was launching a decentralized social media platform that would be outside the control of any government. Kim Dotcom aims to create a Twitter alternative with zero censorship, where users are free to upload whatever content they want.
Today, the K.im website features no further details about the social media platform. The website features just a few sentences, including a description of K.im as “the ultimate content monetisation system.”
The website also allows users to ask for an interview with Kim Dotcom, described as a “celebrated tech entrepreneur” and the “project evangelist” for the project. Or, you can schedule an interview with a member of the core development team.
We assume K.im has been under steady development since June. Now, today’s update indicates that the platform is ready to be showcased to investors.
Nothing about the decentralized social media website has been revealed to the public at this point, and we have limited details about how such a system would work. However, there are similar decentralized projects being developed today with similar goals to K.im: to put content on the blockchain and democratize access to social media, keeping it out of the hands of centralized corporations.
It’s unclear where the investor roadshow will go. However, it seems unlikely that Kim Dotcom would visit the United States: he’s currently battling with courts in New Zealand over whether or not he can be extradited to the United States. In July, Kim Dotcom lost an appeal that would have prevented his extradition to the United States – a country he has never visited, lived in, or done business in.
Arstechnica described Kim Dotcom as a “fugitive” earlier this summer, and the United States continues to hold millions of dollars of Kim Dotcom’s assets. Because Dotcom is a fugitive, however, he is unable to make a civil forfeiture case against the United States.
Dotcom also made headlines following the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Kim Dotcom repeatedly claimed to have evidence proving that Hilary Clinton ordered the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. He was willing to share that evidence – but he needed a guarantee of immunity from the United States. He never received that guarantee, and Kim Dotcom hasn’t provided any evidence to back up his wild claims whatsoever.
Will Kim Dotcom leave New Zealand for his K.im investor roadshow? He hasn’t published any further updates about the upcoming K.im investor tour. However, you can stay up-to-date with Kim Dotcom’s movements on Twitter.
We are finally ready for our https://t.co/UGWsYPBEGp investor roadshow. Very excited to talk to crypto leaders next week about taking crypto mainstream. My new innovation will be used by everyone and it will change the way people pay for things online. Watch this space 😎
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) October 4, 2018