The project is starting to grow bit-by-bit and it needs to be updated here, I'll try to keep the forum up to speed, but for your daily fix on this project, head to one of the links below where I update on development progress and try to share as much as I can.
I have to admit seeing donations coming in while working on the bitcoin wallet
is awesome! And it makes me wish that I could work on this project 24/7, thanks to everyone pitching in!
Address for donations: 1Cm554iqhU9dLnZsi2LA5s1b576DdfM1GM
Bitcoin Time Capsule donations address: 1Hhvei8iQabcb4Jqap78XmPG79YS3mAuE8
Development blog: http://bitco.tumblr.com/
Source code: https://github.com/elis/bitcoin-wallet
My Google+ Profile: http://profiles.google.com/Eli.SklarBitcoin Time Capsule BTC Donations
Because this client is primarily developed to bring in lay people to Bitcoin I've came up with this idea of Time Capsule Donations; 50% of every donation above 1Ƀ will not be used in the project, but rather saved in a safe place until the client is officially released, and the collected bounty Bitcoin will be given away to one of two options: random users who download the app, or if you provide an email address of someone you would like to receive that 50% it will be used as an invitation email, and I will forward the bounty to your chosen user. No matter how much Bitcoin will be worth by then, so you can donate right now 1Ƀ worth $14.5 (at the time of writing these lines), and by the time the client released, you could be giving someone you care about a lot more than just $7.25 worth of bitcoins (one half of the total donation).
For those time capsule donations that are not assigned an email address random people will be getting $10 worth of Bitcoins when the client is released until all the bounty is released to the public.
Please make sure to send me an email before
making the donation to the time capsule with the address you will be using to send the coins. Use coderrr's bitcoin wallet to do so: http://coderrr.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/patching-the-bitcoin-client-to-make-it-more-anonymous/
My email address for this is: firstname.lastname@example.org
(the plus is there so I could easily tag the incoming messages, it's a valid email address)
An example of an integrated exchange. Safebit is looking for investments, contact me for details.
Some info about the progress and future of the project regarding privacy and costs: Safebit (codename for the project, most likely will be changed latter on) is an open-source project. It doesn't mean it's under a do-what-ever-you-want-with-the-code license, and currently it's under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
license - this license may change in the future
. Eventually the client may be available under multiple licenses, for the time being I prefer to make sure I'm navigating it to the right direction.
In any case Safebit will not be ever used to spy on users or their spending behaviors - I consider this as a "private bank" and as such it will not transmit any data to any unauthorized source. That being said the client may ask users to help improving it by providing anonymous
usage statistics and will be used only
to improve the quality of the client and will not be sold or given away to any 3rd parties.Safebit is more than just a Bitcoin Wallet
Some of you may already know that, but I have a lot of plans for Safebit. Apart from being a good looking and an easy to use Bitcoin wallet I hope that Safebit will become a platform
for anything related to Bitcoin. I'm currently looking for business partners like the Bitcoin Economy Plugin
to integrate inside the app.
I once said I want to create The iPhone of Bitcoin
, but this iPhone
will be free and open-source so you don't have to worry if your app will be accepted inside the future market-place.
I have my own ideas on what plugins could be developed around the wallet and I'm sure you're thinking about one or two right now, or at least you should, because I really believe that this platform
As always, I'm waiting to hear your comments and remarks, feel free to catch me on Google+ and by email and chat./UPDATE