Crowdfunding refers to the idea of raising funds for a project or cause through a large group of people online. Individuals or small businesses can take advantage of it to get early-stage support for their ideas.
The arrival of blockchain technology is expected to impact crowdfunding, just as it is doing in other areas of financing. Already, several products have emerged to either incorporate or create crowdfunding platforms using blockchain and or/ crypto.
The technology offers a clear advantage for the crowdfunding industry bringing transparency and security to the space and protecting both creators and donors in these interactions.
Here are 10 crowdfunding platforms leveraging crypto that you should check out:
1. TallyCoin – A Bitcoin fundraising Platform
TallyCoin is a crowdfunding platform built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. The service has implemented a companion node software which allows users to receive donations directly to their private nodes.
According to TallyCoin:
“Every satoshi donated to you, belongs to you. We take no cut.” – TallyCoin
The startup claims not to take any cut for any donations sent to anyone listing their projects on their site.
2. Tecra Space – Fundraising for High-Tech Projects
Tecra Space is a decentralized crowdfunding platform that enables the exchange of digital assets, patents, and other intellectual property rights (IPR) while providing the opportunity of their tokenization.
The startup is involved in differentiated business and scientific activities affecting the digital development of the world. It enables the raising of funds for technological and scientific projects or startups with the opportunity of tokenization of intellectual property and the exchange of projects’ digital tokens.
3. Meridio – Tokenizing Real Estates for Investors
Meridio is an online crowdfunding platform for real estate investments.
A SaaS solution, it uses blockchain-based technology to convert individual properties into digital shares. Investors can directly connect with landlords by circumventing all traditional intermediaries and co-own properties.
The company claims to verify all investors and properties registered on the platform.
4. QuantumRe – Unlocking Home Equiy with No Debt
QuantumRE is an online crowdfunding platform based on blockchain technology.
It enables property owners/investors to create a portfolio of assets, receive investments from other investors, and more.
It enables homeowners to gain additional value of their homes by enabling others to invest in it. Investors can purchase tokens to begin the process.
5. Kickstarter – Funding Creative Projects with Transparency
In December 2021, Kickstarter, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms globally announced plans to move its operation onto the blockchain in 2022.
Kickstarter campaigns make ideas into reality. It’s where creators share new visions for creative work with the communities that will come together to fund them.
GitCoin is an on-demand requirement for open source software development.
Features of gitcoin are fundraising, tipping developers, project search, Githhub integrations, and hackathons.
GitCoin also allows investors to give back and become true leaders of the open web. Investors get to choose the projects and technology they believe are most vital, and contribute to them directly during quarterly Gitcoin Grants rounds.
7. WeFunder – A New Kind of Stock Market for startups and SMEs
WeFunder bills itself as the “Kickstarter for investing.” Here regular people get to invest in startups which are typically at the early – stage, with projects listed on the website.
According to the platform, users can invest as little as $100 into startups, with the hope of earning a return on investment.
8. StartEngine – Investing in Small Businesses Seamlessly
Founded in 2014, StartEngine is an equity crowdfunding platform that gives all types of investors – not just angel investors or accredited investors – access to startup investing opportunities.
The platform is equally useful to founders and startups in search of funding for operational expenses and business expansion.
9. CoinStarter – Platform for Coin-Based Campaign Funding
CoinStarter is a first of its kind blockchain platform where users can launch a crowdfunding or coin-based campaign in minutes.
The blockchain platform seeks to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators bring their ideas to life. From the launch of your campaign to the distribution of coins, CoinStarter seeks to make every step easy and intuitive.
10. PolkaStarter – A Decentralized Capital-Raising Platform
PolkaStarter is a protocol built for cross-chain token pools and auctions, enabling projects to raise capital on a decentralized, permissionless, and interoperable environment based on the Polkadot protocol.
With PolkaStarter, decentralized projects are able to raise and exchange capital cheap and fast. Users are be able to participate in a secure and compliant environment and to use assets that go way beyond the current ERC20 standard.