Some days ago game designer Tim Schafer hit the news by setting a
new record for crowdfunding. He was able to raise nearly 2 mio US-Dollars for
the development of a new adventure game called "Double Fine Adventure".http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure?ref=search
This success proves that crowdfunding has become a real alternative
to classical ways of fundraising. Why do I mention this?
A problem for our bitcoin-economy or generally speaking for a cryptocurrency
economy is exactly the issue of funding. I am sceptical that without
law enforcement a conventional way of banking and stock exchange is possible.
Crowdfunding on the other hand does not need a high level of law enforcement.
The funding is more or less a donation, and will go mainly to projects that
serve a common cause - let's say an open source project like a bitcoin app, or a
plug-in for wordpress. With crowdfunding it could be possible to hire
programmers that get their payments in bitcoins only.
my conclusion: we need a crowdfunding platform running on cryptocurrencies
as soon as possible!