Not sure why they’re stopping - I’m assuming the time spent to find indie devs to contribute keys was getting difficult or bad elements were farming coins. Or maybe they feel that the decision to focus on getting Twitch “influencers” to push promotions was a better use of their time.
Personally I think Chrono should focus on securing better deals. I find that when a game goes on sale on Chrono, days after it’s listed at a cheaper price on Steam. So if you see it for $15 today on Chrono, tomorrow it will be at $10 on Steam. This happens so frequently, that it makes buying from Chrono a bad deal - as you’re buying at the lowest discounted price within that time period. Days later the same product will be discounted even more by as much as 25%.
I’ve seen this for most Chrono game deals - Chrono is usually the highest of the promos. I think it’s because they tack on a markup to cover the fees they pay out to “influencers”. Look at Everspace if you want a perfect example of this or Monster Hunter World or Little Nightmares.
With the coins being removed, I don’t really have a reason to come visit the site anymore - so I’ll probably just stop visiting as price aggregator sites do a good job of finding the best price for any game I’m interested, and Chrono is seldom the historically lowest price.