Bitcoin Crowdfunding

Bitcoin Logo For those of you who don’t know, Bitcoin is an experimental new form of money. The money is stored in digital files, and clever p2p cryptography stops anyone from cheating.

As an experiment it’s really cool. It’s also attracted a number of libertarian extremists who see it as a way to finally get out from under the oppression of the Federal Reserve, investors and day-traders who want to make money off the libertarians, and drug-dealers who want to launder money by pretending to be investors and day-traders.

The circle of life.

coin_funder Why do I bring this up? Because if you’re tired of crowdfunding with boring old dollars, or dull old pounds, try something new!

Coin Funder! Bitcoin Crowdfunding. How exciting! Now, we can participate in a new form of commerce with a new form of money!

So what’s the #1 project on Coin Funder?

 Help fund version 2.0 of CoinFunder.com - a Bitcoin Crowdfunding service. - See more at: https://www.coinfunder.com/browse#sthash.r7mjC3Nw.dpuf

Oh, the number one project on CoinFunder.com is … a new version of CoinFunder.com? And it’s failing?

Ok, that’s pretty sad.

  • CoinFunder

    I would hardly say we are failing, we are about 3 months old. We haven’t exactly hit critical mass. = ) Check out CoinFunder initiatives – bitcoin crowdfunding marketing campaigns We think it has some promise.

    Your view of Bitcoin is a little skewed. I know it is fun to talk about extremist and drug dealers, but Bitcoin (or something like it has real world uses). Read up on the future capability of building in contracts into the Bitcoin code base. Did I mention CoinFunder allows you to tie funding goals to 19 currencies – try that with Kick Starter.

    By the way, you missed BitcoinStarter.com – they are doing a pretty good job as well.

    • KickFailure

      Ah ha! I had not seen BitcoinStarter.com, and I was specifically looking for Bitcoin crowdfunding sites. I wonder how I missed it. It’s possible that I’m an idiot.

      And yes, I totally agree that the Bitcoin and/or the technology behind it is very cool and probably quite useful in the future. However, it’s CURRENT user base seems to me to be made up mostly of the crazies I mentioned. (And a few enthusiastic dreamers such as yourself, of course.)

      • BitcoinStarter

        Hi 😉

    • KickFailure

      Ah-ha! I wasn’t aware of BitcoinStarter.com and I was intentionally looking for bitcoin crowdfunding sites. It’s possible I’m an idiot.

      And sure, I absolutely agree that Bitcoin and/or the technology behind it is very cool and will probably be very useful in the future. But right now, it seems to me that the current user base is made up mostly of the crazies I mentioned. (And a few enthusiastic dreamers such as yourself, of course.)

  • CoinFunder

    By the way – we will take any feedback we can get. Thanks for the plug.

    • Anyone

      For starters you should update your ssl certficate

  • Kamorth

    And almost 2 years later, BitcoinStarter appears to be inactive and Coinfunder comes up immediately as “Untrusted”…