Who would have guessed that bitcoin could be so “comic?”
The English-language version of the bitcoin-related comic book “The Hunt for Satoshi” has now gone public following a successful crowdsale, and is available to digital currency and comic book-lovers alike on comixology.com.
Originally launched back in July at London’s CoinSummit, the project came to fruition through the hands of creators Alex Preukschat and Joseph Busquet and illustrator Jose Angel Garcia Ares.
Preukschat, who hails from Spain, expressed his enthusiasm for the comic and his gratitude for the attention it has received thus far:
“The crowd sale went really well. We had an objective of 40 bitcoins and reached 64 in total… It was very much a community driven project because almost 200 people supported it… We have already noticed that people that didn’t know about bitcoin are getting interested in Spain. We hope this will increase in the coming months around the world. Our goal now is to keep on finding new publishers for localized editions around the world with the support of local bitcoin communities… Since the hard work of creating the story is done it will be quite cheap for local publishers to translate and then print or create a digital edition.”
Several major bitcoin companies, such as Coinbase, Chain, Bitstamp and Xapo have also helped with the funding of the project. The most “generous” contributors were also rewarded with cameos in the story.