Tag Archives: BitCoin

Been a Few Days

I imagine with all the talk of what we are wanting to do, you are probably wondering how. Of course while a ground-up solution may be called for, what point is there when their exists a service to fill the need? Of course I’m talking about how the wallet service that has agreed to essentially be our back-end. I would like to introduce to you Inputs.io. I won’t attempt to sum up what makes them so special, I’ll let their own FAQ speak for them.

If you have noticed our tip link at the end of most posts, you’ll see that I use them in addition to my offline wallet. With an established wallet service run by the same people who run CoinLenders, we figure this is a partnership that cannot lose.

We also plan to automate as much of the process of account approvals (for sellers and network affiliates) as we can and, through a user feedback system, be self-policing against inappropriate and illegal content. Most likely this will also mean we will have to set up someone to accept and review DMCA take-down notices. To be an effective service, we cannot ignore the realities of the world we live in, regardless if we agree with the laws as they exist. One of those realities is in copyright law and how it’s (ab)used. In order for us to offer the best service we can, we have to tread the waters very carefully but this doesn’t mean you the seller needs to be hampered as well, especially if you’re just selling your own creations.

That’s all I have for you folks today, I really hope you’ll consider a tip to help us get going.

Bitcoinstarter Project Page is Live

…or it will be shortly. I have received confirmation that it will be pushed live, though.

BitSale crowdfunding project page. Bookmark it, donate what you can, and watch us become the premier website for trading Bitcoins for digital goods!

Like this post? Consider a tip to help us get going.

Bitcoinstarter Registration

We have registered this project for crowdfunding at Bitcoinstarter, as soon as we have our project approved we will be posting the link in the blog roll and in a new post explaining the levels of funding, what we plan on doing when we make that commitment levle, and what we hope to do if we can blast past our goal of raising 20BTC at current exchange rates (quoted at $91+ USD on Bitcoinstarter).

Also, we will be posting links to any places where we are trying to raise funds through direct sales. Stay tuned for more official news from the BitSale launch blog! Remember, you can always tip us to help us along! Viva la Bitcoin!

What is BitSale?

Well, our about page really spells out who and what we are about. Right now, though, BitSale is just a dream. One in which people can freely, anonymously, and without concern for outside forces engage in business transactions. Yes, right now people seem intent on tying the value of BitCoin (and other cryptocurrencies) up with ‘real world’ fiat currencies (USD, GBP, RUR, FRC, HUF, etc.) but we believe that the real value of currencies like BitCoin are found in its value as a medium to go about our daily lives in. The more places it can be used without having to translate it to some other currency the more valuable it becomes. That won’t happen though until people can really engage in this sort of transaction. This is the dream behind BitSale.

Sure, we have CoinDL, and it seems like a good site, until you try and register as a seller (or, as they term it, a Supplier) or an affiliate. Slow and unresponsive with little recourse except to wait. Until we launch BitSale. We are going to try and automate the process as much as we can, using user-feedback to find and remove objectionable content while promoting worthwhile goods and services. BitSale will be just another failed attempt at legitimizing cryptocurrency unless “We the People”(™) stand up and say, “This is what we want, and we will not give up without a fight.”

No matter the motivation behind your involvement with BitCoin, it’s future lies in all of us banding together and telling the Big Banks and Big Governments, we have had enough.

Right now, though, we need your help to crowd fund BitSale. I’m expecting an initial cost of about $930 USD (around 13BTC as of last night, some of which will need to be in real-world fiat currency, unfortunately), though with some other considerations (such as one year of advertising through Google AdSense and other venues, it could go up). I need to talk with my web developer and see how feasible a “pay for premium listing” would increase costs for him to create the site. If we can make this a profitable venture, and we can show web hosting companies and domain registrars that the risk of using BTC is worth it, we could eventually pay all of our costs in BTC or LTC or some other cryptocurrency instead of having to use an exchange like Mt. Gox or BitStamp.

I look forward to seeing you at the site on launch day. Until then, keep us bookmarked for future updates and news errata effecting cryptocurrency in general.