Your conversations.

Immutable and decentralized.

Participate in the crowdfunding campaign to help reclaim social media and freedom of speech.

Collect (you)s, show them off and prove your pure dedication to shitposting

Discuss your favorite things and get mad when people like things that you don't like

Be part of a constantly growing, global, borderless, unstoppable community

Crowdfunding ended on

02/13/2019, 7pm UTC

Total amount funded

241.6555 ETH

Unique donators

127

Thank (you)!

0xchan is a decentralized and immutable message board system on the Ethereum blockchain where users can post messages and media files. Storage of those messages is handled via IPFS and a smart contract is used to store a ledger of all messages. A Proof of Stake style mechanism ensures quality content and protects the system against spam, while also incentivising users to stake their Ether. The immutable and decentralized nature of the system allows for free speech and gives way to create truly censorship resistant and self sustaining platforms.

0xchan tackles an already existing and served market. Websites like 4chan, 8chan or Reddit allow users to interact with each other in conversations. The issue here is a very centralized nature with an abundance of moderation to meet the needs of advertisers and outright censorship. If the hosting servers suffer from down time or get taken offline permamently no user will be able to access the content anymore. Many users are very unhappy with forced advertising and automated bot spam on these communities and are looking for less intrusive alternatives.

Kickstarting projects with your own hard earned money is a good thing, but you should know what your money is being used for as well.

All of the collected Ether is being used by us in a way that helps us develop 0xchan as quickly as possible, pay external audits, create rewards for future bug bounties but also pay our hosting and domain.

The closer we come to reaching the total goal of 2,000 Ether the more time we can allocate to this by either reducing our current jobs to a minimum or even becoming full time developers for this project.

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Distribution of funds

We don't want to keep you in the dark about what we planned for the future, so here is our targeted roadmap for 2019:

Q1 2019: Infancy

Start of the crowdfunding campaign, beginning of development, first version of the working draft white paper is released.

Q2 2019: Arc

Release of a testnet version with MVP interface to interact with the system, public bug hunting with bounty rewards in Ethereum, depending on success of testnet a follow up with a third party audit and subsequent mainnet release.

Q3 2019: Democracy

Publication of entire system as open source on publicly accessible platforms like Github, finalized white paper is being released.

Q4 2019: Freedom

Release of a stand alone desktop app as MVP with further development to follow up.

Aside from having a fuzzy and warm feeling because you know you kickstarted a revolution in reclaiming social media as a whole, you will get two things as a thank you from us:

For each 0.0001 Ether you donated, you will receive 1 ZCI token with a bonus on top, depending on how fast you were:

500 ETH +50%
750 ETH +25%
750 ETH +10%

The first 500 Ether that get donated are receiving a bonus of 50% on their tokens. So instead of getting 1 ZCI for every 0.0001 Ether spent, you'd receive 1.5 ZCI for every 0.0001 Ether spent.

The next 750 Ether that get donated are receiving a bonus of 25% on their tokens. So they'll receive 1.25 ZCI for every 0.0001 Ether spent.

Every Ether donated after that will be subject to a 10% bonus and receive 1.1 ZCI for every 0.0001 Ether spent.

All ZCI received this way can be converted to ZCH on the 0xchan main contract, or be traded on exchanges that support the tokens.

The other thing you'll receive is a unique, tongue-in-cheek ERC-721 token with your address on it. It's yours to keep, forever.

Inform yourself about the detailed workings of 0xchan as they are currently planned by downloading our white paper.

Download the White Paper
0xchan is a huge experiment. We're trying to tackle the issue that our social media is controlled by single large corporations like Facebook or Google and provide an approach to creating more transparent and censorship resistant platforms. We believe that free speech is one of the few things that can be done flawlessly with the technology we have.
In theory we could buy our own tokens during this crowdfunding campaign and repay ourselves after the campaign is over. That however completely misses our point of raising funds in the first place. Like any other pre-sale, ICO or Kickstarter, you place your trust in us to do the right thing.
We will still start to develop 0xchan, should the hardcap of 2,000 ETH not be reached. However, the closer we get to our total funding goal, the faster and more focused we can work on 0xchan and all subsequent projects.
No. KYC is an optional process done by several ICOs that prevents people to partake in the things they want to partake in. There are no borders on the internet and no one is being left out.
No. The reward system only starts once you exchanged your tokens at a rate of 1:1 for the upcoming ZCH tokens.
Yes. All tokens you receive for funding us are freely tradeable and can be either listed on bigger exchanges or directly traded using a decentralized exchange like Forkdelta.
While there is incentive to hold a large amount of ZCH, 0xchan is not meant as a get rich quick scheme. You may be able to gain more Ether than you put in, but if and when that happens entirely relies on the overall usage.
If you donated during the crowdfunding campaign your ZCI should be in your wallet already. You can now freely transfer them as well.
For the crowdfunding campaign there won't be a referral program, for the main contract we're still deciding whether or not to include one.