Kaini was established in 2014 as a result of a piece of research undertaken by Hull City Council which explored how the disruptive blockchain technology underpinning cryptocurrencies could be harnessed.

Its social currency HullCoin allows people who engage with Hull charities and the local community to invest in them.

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