Just recently a team of programmers announced the creation of a ‘Bitreon.cash,’ a platform that aims to be similar to the popular membership application, Patreon. This particular platform, however, will be censorship resistant and powered by bitcoin cash (BCH) payments. In order to fund the protocol, two developers have raised 47 BCH so far out of their 100 BCH goal; the funds will be used for marketing Bitreon.
** This post has been updated to reflect recent developments on 7/12/18 at 4 pm EDT.
Bitreon.cash Aims to Launch a Patreon-Like Platform Powered by Bitcoin Cash
Patreon is a platform designed by Jack Conte and Sam Yam in 2013, and the membership service provides users with business tools so creators can design a subscription content service. Over the years the service has become very popular and is used by podcasters, Youtubers, artists, musicians, and cryptocurrency luminaries like Andreas Antonopoulos use the service. However, Patreon has its downfalls because it’s a centralized service and the web portal has censored things like adult content. Moreover, the protocol does not allow bitcoin payments for reasons tied to filing with the IRS, the Patreon Zendesk details.
So, two developers Jimmy Birer the creator of Cashflow.fm and the React wallet, alongside a front-end engineer named, Maciej Bowkorski, plan to launch a functional Bitreon.cash on August 1. The development team plans to deliver the complete Bitreon application on September 1. Bitreon.cash has also released the project white paper which details how the platform will function in a decentralized fashion and utilize BCH.
“With Patreon disabling cryptocurrency payments, we see an opportunity to create a Bitcoin Cash membership platform that brings complete freedom and control to content creators and their subscribers,” explain the developers of Bitreon. “The security of payments (no fear of chargebacks) alongside the anonymity and the privacy offered by bitcoin cash and the Bitreon platform will make it possible for creators to reach their maximum creative potential and the subscribers to enjoy the best their favorite creators can offer.”
We’re aiming to make Bitreon.cash the most popular content membership platform on the Internet, making bitcoin cash adoption skyrocket and enable people to earn all over the world.
Zero Censorship, Smart Contracts, Bitcoin Cash Payments and Free Speech
The Bitreon developers say there will be many benefits to using the decentralized application over a centralized service like Patreon. For instance, there will be an Electron Cash plugin so people can get recurring payments. Bitreon will also be smart contract based by utilizing Nchain’s new SDK Nakasendo. Additionally, people can register anonymously and be paid without sharing identification.
“We impose zero censorship and terms for the content you share and will always defend your right to free speech,” explains the Bitreon developers.
With 47 BCH ($34,515 USD) the Bitreon team is well on its way to raising the 100 BCH ($72,922 USD) for marketing the project to new users. Once the functional Bitreon application is released into the wild this August, news.Bitcoin.com plans to review the platform after launch.
**UPDATE According to this post on Reddit, the legitimacy of Bitreon has been contested, and a Bitreon donor has complained of discrepancies. The developer of Cashflow, Jimmy Birer, has denied the claims and says he plans to refund the donor and will still launch the platform Sunday.
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