Gavin Andresen to sign 5 copies of Bitcoin Comic in memory of Hal Finney for #HalFinney art contest.
Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen will sign 5 copies of the upcoming Bitcoin Comic “The Hunt for Satoshi” in memory of Hal Finney who passed away recently of ALS. Hal was a pioneer in Cryptography and wrote the original “Re-usable Proofs of Work” (RPOWs) on which Satoshi based his Bitcoin protocol.
The signed copies will be offered as prizes in an art competition to illustrate the first Bitcoin transaction between Satoshi and Hal which we’ll run in late November.
DATELINE,Sept 17, 2014 —
URL : http://swarm.co/hal
Gavin Andresen will sign five copies of “The Hunt for Satoshi” in dedication to the memory of Hal Finney, the cryptographer who was the first employee at PGP Corporation, who created the Re-Usable Proofs of Work scheme on which Bitcoin is based and who received the first-ever Bitcoin transaction from Satoshi himself.
“The Hunt for Satoshi” is an adventure graphic novel with the objective to educate in a fun way about Bitcoin and money to make it accessible to everyone. Right now running a fundraiser on the SWARM.co/comicoin platform to raise 42BTC in order to go to print in November 2014.
“The Hunt for Satoshi” is the first full length graphic novel that explains Bitcoin and Hal Finney is hidden in the book’s storyline in a decrypted message from the 90s. He also appears in the appendix together with other global Bitcoin personalities.
After Finney passed away the team decided to dedicate the Bitcoin graphic novel to his memory, and asked Gavin Andresen to sign five copies that will be given to the winner of a special Twitter art contest that depicts that first, historic transaction.
Andresen says of the idea: “I’m really excited by the first graphic novel to explain Bitcoin to a popular audience. It’s a great memorial to Hal Finney and the others who helped Bitcoin grow and spread. I can’t wait to get a copy!”
The #HalFinneyBitcoinComic Twitter contest.
Twitter based art contest for anyone who creates any type of art, illustrations, photographs, graffiti pieces, videos, html5 animations etc. that convey the first Bitcoin transaction between Satoshi and Hal Finney and is shareable via Twitter.
The pieces of art that gain the most legitimate RTs will win the signed copies by Gavin, (though the judges decision will be final, and we reserve the right to disqualify cheaters!!!)
The artists must use this twitter format: #HalFinney #HuntForSatoshi @bitcoincomic @swarmcorp swarm.co/hal (Your message!) More information on: swarm.co/hal
About “Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi” “The Hunt for Satoshi” is a thriller graphic novel that explains Bitcoin and blockchain technology in order to make it accessible to everyone. t was produced in Spain by Alex Preukschat osep Bus uet and os ngel Ares. http://www.swarm.co/comiccoin www.bitcoincomic.org
The project has been underway for over a year from a small team of comic book writers in Spain, led by Alex Preukschat. The Spanish version is already complete and the full English version is due for completion very shortly and will be shipped to the backers by the holidays. A preview of the first three pages of the graphic novel is linked to from the Bitcoin comic fundraising page (http://www.swarm.co/comiccoin).
“Bitcoin hasn’t seen enough in the way of positive community growth or evangelism. The Hunt for Satoshi is a way of presenting Bitcoin in a fun and engaging way in a way that can spread to a larger audience ” said Preukschat. “We think it is both necessary for Bitcoin’s growth and an exciting way to share with friends and family your passion for Bitcoin and a great present for the holidays.”
The comic is being launched via Swarm, a next generation bitcoin-powered fundraising platform that recently raised over $1million via a similar sale to finance their platform’s development. In this case, the Bitcoin comic is selling coins that represent one physical copy of the comic book and giving out another set of coins that give the people the ability to vote and a possible future share of revenue.
Swarm and Bitcoin Comic see the revolutionary potential of Bitcoin not only as money, but in new disruptive technologies that give project funders an actual share in a project and the ability to vote on its future direction. Both are optimistic that the future of funding will be powered by Bitcoin technology.
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