Business 12 July 2018

Ed Drake

Akari’s crowdfunding builder tool is fueled by Bitcoin Cash

Akari Global Foundation, a group working to promote Bitcoin Cash (BCH) by creating and launching supporting services, has announced the launch of a new crowdfunder site builder tool, powered by Bitcoin BCH.

The group recently released Akari-Pay, a BCH-fueled payment and donations service for charities, non-profits and merchants. Now, Akari launched its latest service, Akari-Pages, which aims to take on the crowdfunding space.

Specifically, the tool will allow users to create their own crowdfunding  minisites, which, in turn, will raise funds through BCH. Their product is free, has no ongoing fees, and allows users to setup and customise their pages in minutes.

A range of other functions are supported by the application, including goals levels, funding percentages, and open-ended campaign schedules.

According to Akari’s announcement, the product has been designed to make it easier to raise money in BCH.

“Now it is even easier to begin a Bitcoin Cash micro-crowd-fundraiser thanks to the Akari-Pages Builder (APB), a new tool that makes editing the microsite configuration files a snap,” the Akari team explained. “We’ve made some enhancements to Akari-Pay too included in the bundle, now you can set all the details of your fundraising page, change the colors, add logos and banners, include links, add extra Imgur links, set goal-levels and set goal amounts, see live progress bars, set your bitcoin cash wallet receiving address.”

The project took its inspiration from Lighthouse.cash, a similar application that was officially rolled out several weeks ago.Lighthouse, which was designed as a platform for using smart contracts to pledge to projects like development activities and even charity drives, was ported over to the BCH blockchain, making it a more credible platform for soliciting payments in cryptocurrency.

The development has been welcomed by the bitcoin community, and is seen as potentially the latest significant development for the blockchain.

Bitcoin has enjoyed a spate of development activity in recent weeks, following the May upgrade to the BCH blockchain. A number of new applications have been developed and launched, adding to the versatility and utility of the chain. With bitcoin now increasingly the cryptocurrency of choice for merchants and non-profits alike, it looks like Atari-Pages could find a ready-made audience amongst crowdfunders looking for a viable cryptocurrency payment solution.

If you’re interested in helping the growth of merchant adoption of Bitcoin BCH, join the bComm Association, an industry group that intends to be the focal point for miners, merchants, exchanges, developers and members of the BCH community. Developers and merchants of the Bitcoin BCH community will also be on hand for the first CoinGeek Week happening in London in November. Register here, and be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.

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