E-mail us the transaction id at email@example.com, and we'll add you to the perk list.
Thank you for your support!
Coinpunk is the first completely open source web wallet that works on every platform. Help us keep building so we can make it even better!
We've been working hard to make Coinpunk a great wallet solution for people getting started with Bitcoin. Over the summer, we achieved a lot of great milestones:
- A fully functioning Bitcoin wallet that only requires a web browser, that you can use right now.
- A simple, mobile friendly, easy to use interface that makes sense for anyone that's ever used a bank account.
- Encryption in the web browser to prevent server private key theft, and two-factor authentication.
- The ability to do QR code scanning for point of sale transactions without requiring a native application.
- The ability to receive payments via QR code.
- The launching of Coinpunk.com, the first ever completely open source hosted hot wallet service.
- Design with privacy in mind (the first web wallet to use a new change address for each transaction, and eventually stealth addresses)
- And because it's still fully open source (and always will be), you can audit all our code, help us to improve functionality and fix bugs, and run your own if you want to!
When we first started working on Coinpunk, we thought it would just be a fun little side project we would do for a while, and then work on something else. We never imagined that Coinpunk would become such a critical resource for the Bitcoin ecosystem. Then things got a lot more serious.
Apple is trying to block Bitcoin on the iPhone to anti-competitively prop up their own crappy payments system, at the expense of hard working merchants that want to accept Bitcoin at their stores. As a result, they have banned all Bitcoin wallets from the App Store. That's 39% of the market share in the United States, and 12.9% worldwide.
Only one rebel now stands in their way: COIN PUNK.
Coinpunk is now the only fully open source Bitcoin web wallet that can't be banned from the iPhone. Because Coinpunk is 100% HTML5, it can be used directly from Safari, and apple can't ban it. You can run Coinpunk on an iPhone, Android, Desktop, pretty much anything that has a web browser. We've proven that we can build software that works. Now we need your help to make Coinpunk even better, help expand the Bitcoin ecosystem, and trash Apple's plans to cut users off from Bitcoin on the devices they own.
Coinpunk is decent right now, but we want to make it even better. We have a lot of great design (see a preview here), performance, stability, UX and feature improvements we want to add. We want to make standalone/browser store versions, integrated support for cold wallets (with a better "don't put a lot of money in hot wallets" education component), internationalization, better merchant tools, more options for buying Bitcoins, a cleaner code base that becomes a first-class Node.js citizen, and support for other altcoins (but still with a primary focus on Bitcoin). Coinpunk will become not just a Bitcoin wallet, but a Crypto Currency Wallet that will stand the test of time.
We want to prove that you can make 100% open source HTML5/JS Bitcoin wallets that work just as well as proprietary native ones, if not better.
Join the Bitcoin Rebel Alliance
In order to succeed, we need your help. We're asking the community to help us build a fund for continuing to work on Coinpunk, so we can make it even better than it is now. We want to make the Bitcoin community our investors. If the Bitcoin ecosystem grows, so does Bitcoin. We want to keep the project free and open source, so we can focus on the work that improves the Bitcoin ecosystem for everyone. Any amount helps! Join the rebels, and let's ensure Bitcoin continues to stand strong.
How we will use the funds
We will use the funds to help developers working on Coinpunk pay living expenses, pay server and development bills, improve coinpunk.com, fund improvements to watch-only address support, and conduct security audits. All of the funds will be stored in a cold wallet Bitcoin address, and we will document where Bitcoins are sent and why (and you will be able to confirm it via blockchain inspection).
Kyle Drake Ryan Casey
Troy Howard Rachel Glaves
Hacker / Ops UX / Visual Designer
UI Developer / Fire Chief's Arch Nemesis
And all of the other great contributors to the project.
How to Contribute
You can use Indiegogo with a Credit Card or Paypal. If you would rather send Bitcoins or Litecoins instead, send using one of the methods below, e-mail us the transaction id at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll add you to the perk list.
Thank you for your support!
Note: We can't accept Dogecoin for perks just yet. Sorry shibas. We still love you.
Other Ways to Help
Sapan Shah and the great people at the Subway in Allentown, PA.
Everyone in the Bitcoin community for being fun, awesome and supportive.