Since late 2000-s, when Kickstarter (2009) and Indiegogo (2008) were launched, the world is experiencing hype around fundraising. The reason is that many project creators believe that crowd-funding platforms are nothing, but a simple way to raise funds for the project. However, the reality is that it’s not that easy to start a campaign on one of them and get the money, collected for the project. For example, Kickstarter accepts projects only from USA or countries, where the platform operates. Banks, payment systems, and bureaucracy are the additional obstacles to start a campaign.
Blockchain revolution will change things, facilitating fundraising and making it as easy and simple as it is supposed to be. Decentralization, crypto-currency, and smart-contracts are the new solutions for a campaign to raise funds.
As to examples, one of the first blockchain platforms for fundraising, KICKICO.com is a project started by Anti Danilevski, Russian crowd-funding evangelist, who has built famous Russian non-blockchain fundraising platforms, such as Planeta.ru and Boomstarter.
KICKICO’s ecosystem will form the so called KICKonomy, based on KICK-coins, the tokens that the platform will issue during the ICO. KICK-coins will be used by backers to support campaigns that are launched on the platform.
KICKICO will support all the projects, placed on the platform with advice, marketing support and all necessary technical solutions, including smart-contracts.