What would happen if one of the world’s most popular crowdfunding platforms started to accept Bitcoin? All hell would break loose for sure, but probably in a good way. Despite various attempts, the combination of Bitcoin and crowdfunding remains an illusion. But that situation might be about to change, depending on how you want to interpret the comment made by the European director of design and technology at Indiegogo.
Crowdfunding campaigns are becoming an ever popular trend in the world of finance, as it gives companies an opportunity to raise additional funds without relying on a handful of angel investors. CoinCorner is the latest Bitcoin company to venture into the world of crowdfunding, as their campaign has launched on Seedrs.
CoinCorner – Bitcoin and Blockchain Services Industry Leader
Anyone who has been involved in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for some time now will have heard of CoinCorner at some point. This British company is focusing their efforts on Bitcoin and blockchain services, and the crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs will help them expand their offerings to Europe.
Just a few years ago, no one would have given the concept of crowdfunding a second thought. After all, why would random people you have never met be interested in investing in a project or company you are involved in. Low and behold, crowdfunding has evolved from being a niche market to a powerful tool in terms of raising funds. So much so, that even Belgian bank, ING, wants to get involved in the process.
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Crowdfunding and Bitcoin are a match made in heaven. However, it is difficult to combine both of these aspects into powerful platforms in order to take the world by storm. Bitcoin-enabled crowdfunding platforms are experiencing major difficulties gaining mainstream attention, with a few exceptions here and there. The relaunch of Chroma.Fund may well change all of that, as they have revamped their business model and integrated colored coins.
There have been various digital currency-related projects attracting quite a lot of attention from individual users and companies alike. Any project that is involved with Bitcoin or blockchain technology is of high value to VCs and business angels. Factom is one of the highest-ranked projects and that list, and their software tokens – called Factoids – can now be traded on the Poloniex exchange.
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Bitcoin and crowdfunding have been a bit of a mixed bag. Various Bitcoin projects have had great success when it comes to reaching crowdfunding goals, whereas other equally promising projects won’t even reach 40% of the amount required. Regardless of all of these statistics, decentralized crowdfunding is definitely attracting a lot of attention as of late.
Removing The Need For Third-Party Support To Hold Funds
The concept of crowdfunding is a revolutionary idea, both for individual investors and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. Rather than relying on one or two major angel investors to help an entrepreneur’s idea come to fruition, every individual on this planet can back a project in exchange for items or privileges of some degree.
Swedish Bitcoin exchange Safello may not be making the headlines in 2015, but given the recent turmoil surrounding exchanges that have been in the news, it shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing. In fact, Safello has been working hard behind the scenes to launch a Bitcoin pilot campaign on Sweden’s largest crowdfunding platforms, called FundedByMe.
FundedByMe – European Crowdfunding Platform For Entrepreneurs and Investors
When it comes to crowdfunding platforms in existence today, most of them seem to be centered on countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Despite the increasing popularity of platforms like IndieGoGo and Patreon, support for European companies, entrepreneurs and investors seems to be a bit lackluster for the time being.
Bitcoin ATM’s have proven their worth ever since the inception and installation of the first device of its kind. In fact, over the past year and a half, more and more manufacturers are throwing their hat in the ring in order to become a major player in the Bitcoin ATM space. Jiri Havlin of eDollar International is looking to get his Bitcoin ATM network funded with a more traditional crowdfunding campaign hosted by IndieGogo.
An ATM Network Supporting Bitcoin, DOLLAR and Local E-Currencies
Social messaging applications will remain an interesting trend to keep an eye on for the next few years, especially considering how several new platforms have integrated cryptocurrency transfers. SendChat is one of the popular projects which not only lets you talk to friends, family and loved ones. but also lets you send Bitcoin, Darkcoin and Dogecoin to anyone in the world. And their crowdfunding is coming to a close in just a few days, so let’s see how that is going.
SendChat Integrates Dogecoin
Bitcoin and crowdfunding seems like a great match, yet it is harder than you think to find the right platform for your campaign. Most services charge rather high fees,a s you can read more about in an article that will appear this Saturday. However, a new desktop application called Lighthouse might change the Bitcoin crowdfunding scene for good.
Lighthouse – Decentralized Bitcoin Crowdfunding
When I first heard about Lighthouse being an application, I automatically assumed this to be a new app for mobile devices.After an unsuccessful search through the Google Play Store, and a friend not having any luck finding it in the Apple App Store, I decided to check out their website. To my surprise, Lighthouse is a desktop application available to Windows, Macintosh and Linux users.