Social Network Raises $1.5m to Introduce Cryptocurrency to the Masses

Crypto-focused social network, which enables contributors to earn bitcoin cash for creating content, is poised to ramp up its operations after securing $1.5 million. The Series A funding, courtesy of mining specialists Bitmain and Nchain, will aid the site’s operators in their mission to educate the masses about cryptocurrency and use it in their daily lives.

Bitmain Directs a Fraction of Its Mining Profits Towards a Good Cause

, the brainchild of prominent bitcoiner Ryan X Charles, has been one of the most successful sites to have adopted bitcoin cash since the decentralized currency was launched last summer. Elements of news blogs and social networks such as Steemit have been harnessed to create a clean and minimalist portal for sharing internet humor, fiction, art, and cryptocurrency news. The site has been flourishing, with strong weekly growth and an enthusiastic community who cherish the ability to monetize and reward strong content.

Long-time cryptocurrency enthusiasts can fondly recall the first purchase they made with crypto. In most cases, it will have been bitcoin, and, regardless of whether the transaction took place on the dark web or the clearnet, the sensation of experiencing P2P digital cash in action is transformative; life-affirming even. Yet many crypto newcomers, who got in during the digital gold rush of 2017, have yet to savor that feel. Many newbs know only what it is like to buy, hoard, and hodl. But it doesn’t need to be that way, just as it didn’t used to be that way.

Micropayments Made Easy

Bitcoin core has passed the point of being usable for micro-transactions – for now at least – but bitcoin cash is helping to fill that void. Announcing news of the funding that will help secure the site’s future, CEO Ryan X Charles wrote:

Anyone anywhere can start earning money for the things they love to do. The potential to change the way social media works and to improve the quality of content on the internet is enormous.


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