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$100,000,000 raised for creative projects and Aussie businesses

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Our year, like everyone else, has been full of unexpected events and turns. But what is really heartwarming and encouraging is to see our wider community supporting local projects and backing Aussie business to lead the charge forward to what will be the new normal.

This time has proven that while things are tough, anyone can access the tools to create real change from their own homes and can reach a wide network of like-minded supporters if they have a strong story to tell.

We have recently released some new tools for creators and supported local campaigns to raise the funds they need to make their projects a reality. We have also been working with local creatives, organisations and partners to raise awareness and funding for a range of projects and are always open to having a chat about your next project.

Start your own crowdfunding campaign today!

There have now been over 15,700 successful campaigns on the Pozible platform, ranging from environmental and social causes, feature and indie film productions, arts and theatre productions, independent publishing and music projects, and everything else in between.

Most recently, the Pozible platform has seen some successful campaigns from iconic live-music venue Cherry Bar raising $77K, a new Sydney start-up distillery Finders Distillery receiving $22K, and an amazing campaign to thank essential services workers with a beer from The Good Beer Co. raising over $52K.

Check out some more campaigns currently live on Pozible here.

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⁠‏“A decade on, it’s really inspiring to see what we built being used as a powerful tool and model to help the creative industries in unprecedented times”

— Alan Crabbe co-founder of Pozible and Birchal.

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⁠‏Birchal was first founded by Pozible co-founder Alan Crabbe and Matt Vitale in late 2017, and since then has gone from strength to strength — completing 45 successful equity crowdfunding raises for Australian brands and startups. From a successful raise of $1.8 million for Eco-tech company Seabin Project earlier this year, to a record-breaking campaign for Outland Denim that achieved $1.3 million from nearly 1,000 investors.

Source: https://blog.pozible.com/100-000-000-raised-for-creative-projects-and-aussie-businesses-b23ff3bc9206?source=rss—-ae0d23b22248—4

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Flipstarter Campaign Launched to Create Viral BCH Videos for Normies

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Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocate and CEO of BitcoinBCH.com, Hayden Otto, has launched a fundraising campaign to create viral videos promoting BCH to mainstream audiences — after failing to win over crypto converts to the cause.

The last video produced by Otto garnered more than 100,000 views across various social platforms. He was also behind a controversial viral video last year showing a Bitcoin double spending exploit of the Binance-backed TravelbyBit payment network

The campaign aims to raise 650 BCH (nearly $180,000) and has garnered 192.52 BCH (roughly $53,000) in donations already in the first 48 hours.

The campaign is hosted on Flipstarter, a BCH-powered fundraising platform that has facilitated more than 2,900 BCH worth of contributions toward various initiatives in support of  Bitcoin Cash development.

The funds will be used to create videos with a budget of either $5,000 or $10,000 each to be posted to Youtube, Lbry.io, and Bitchute, alongside other “alternative streaming sites.” 

Fund marketing, not development

Otto told Cointelegraph he decided to start the campaign after noting several BCH supporters “saying that they would prefer to donate to Bitcoin Cash marketing rather than development.”

Otto has spearheaded numerous marketing initiatives for BCH over the past three years, including “producing video content for online audiences, […] running meetups, or putting up signs/billboards.”

Otto asserted that financial support from the community would allow him to “supercharge” his promotional efforts. 

BitcoinBCH.com’s fleet of promotional vehicles

BitcoinBCH.com’s fleet of promotional vehicles

Otto emphasized the importance of exposing non-crypto-native audiences to Bitcoin Cash, telling Cointelegraph: “One mistake Bitcoin Cash supporters have made is that they have attempted to convert people to Bitcoin Cash that are already involved in cryptocurrency and ingrained in their beliefs.”

“There has been some success with getting this type of person on board […], but the target audience is too small,” he said.

Otto added that many “people who are already involved in crypto […] are price speculators” who desire “to make a quick buck on hype and things that’ll never achieve any real-world adoption.”

“It is far more effective to target individuals and businesses who have not yet experienced cryptocurrency, which is like 99% of the people on the planet.”

The Bitcoin Cash community partnered with rapper Lil Windex to release a music video and single title Bitcoin Ca$h in 2018. The video has more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/flipstarter-campaign-launched-to-create-viral-bch-videos-for-normies

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CROWDFUNDING FAVORITES! Featuring: UVMask, Omega Charger, ADV3NTURE Hoodie & Many More!

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FINAL DAYS! UVMask is the next-generation reusable air purification and anti-pollution face mask with the most powerful UV-C technology on the market. Equipped with a passive air filter, and a groundbreaking patent-pending Sterile-Vortex active purification, it filters the air in real-time, providing all-day, 8-hour protection. This reusable, two-way protecting mask filters air pollutants, dust, smoke, droplets, pollen, and leaf mulch as you breathe.

Protect yourself NOW!


Omega: 100W & 200W GaN USB-C Charger

JUST LAUNCHED! Pocked-sized Omega Charger is the world’s first 200W Gallium Nitride (GaN) charger and also the world’s smallest 200W charger that is up to 66% smaller than traditional chargers. It has 4 high power charging ports in the size of 1!


ADV3NTURE Hoodie

The ADV3NTURE Hoodie brings back everyone’s favorite features and innovations in a more refined and durable version of our original hoodie. It’s designed to be your favorite everyday hoodie with comfort, stylishness, and quality at the forefront. It has innovative construction elements, like a three-panel hood, over-locking seams, and our proprietary French terry loop fabric.


Smart Belt Ultimate

Four features set this belt apart from all the others: replacing the 5 hole system with 32 adjustments brings a world of comfort and a whole new dimension of adjustability, the Kevlar Core ensures durability, vegetable tanning the leather, and you get to make your own size, so no chance of getting it wrong.


Wolf x Rose Soft-Hemp Underwear

JUST LAUNCHED! Meet Wolf x Rose by Prophetik. These sustainable undergarments are made from the finest materials to protect your most intimate self, so you can wear them more and wash less. These undergarments are anti-bacterial, durable, and so soft.


O5-T, One Shirt for Your All Day Activities

The all-purpose O5-T features dual blend fabric covering the ins and outs of the t-shirt. It combines advanced sustainable material and cotton-like texture, allowing you to feel free no matter the occasion. It dries quickly, repels stains, and protects you from the sun’s UV rays.


Low Bar | Just Launched!

Imagine signing a lease, emptying your savings account, building a kitchen, and rehabbing a space in down town Oakland right before a pandemic. This brand spankin’ new Chicano-owned cocktail bar and kitchen is ready for takeouts, they just need your help to get started!


Breeze Cooling Face Mask

Breeze is an easy-breathing anti-pollution mask that filters dust, pathogens, and allergens from the air you breathe. It is equipped with inherently antimicrobial silver galvanic filters, face cooling technology, exhaled air filtration, and “clear sound” valves for phone calls. It’s comfortable, reusable, washable, and long-lasting.


The Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table

Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table from Unnecessary Inventions is the first and only coffee table that can’t actually be used until you solve the jigsaw puzzle surface. Have fun building a table for once and have an interesting conversation piece.


Spinnerette Vol. 7: Big Trouble in Little Ohio

After nearly two years, Spinnerette returns in her next epic adventure: Big Trouble in Little Ohio, the seventh collection of the Spinnerette comic series! With stories from creator Krazy Krow as well as Silent Sheppard and art by the talented team of Pablo Rey and Noelia Sequeida, you’ll definitely want to pick up this latest volume!


Skadu Power Scrubber

Meet Skadu, the new hand-held power scrubber that effortlessly cleans even the most stuck up grime on any surface in your home. The lightweight ergonomic design lets you catch a comfortable hold, while the three rotating power scrubbers make scrubbing fast and fun!


CARBON: Mirror with a Personal Trainer

JUST LAUNCHED! Turn your home gym into a personal training experience. Easily stay accountable with the AI, which automates rep counting and knows when to push you further, even providing feedback on your technique. Plus, it’s a clean design with a small footprint.


DuraPik | Reusable Zero-Waste Dental Pick

DuraPik is a reusable, zero-waste dental pick made from recycled, surgical-grade stainless steel that’s built to last. DuraPik even comes with a Lifetime warranty. This beautiful, timeless, ergonomic design fits right in the palm of your hand – and, when necessary, between your teeth.


Honk Happy | Just Launched!

Honk Happy is an easy to install car horn that makes a different sound from your regular car horn to alert drivers, pedestrians, bikers, and more to give them a more polite “excuse me” or “thank you” honk. It communicates the way we do.


BusyBox – Smart Sign For Interruption-Free Work

Work uninterrupted and boost your productivity with the BusyBox™ wireless status sign. Choose the best message to let everyone in your house know to not bother you. With just a click on the app, immediately create an interruption-free zone for as long as you need.


Source: https://www.backerkit.com/blog/crowdfunding-favorites-featuring-uvmask-omega-charger-adv3nture-hoodie-many-more/

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Billtrust Unveils Business Payments Network 3.0; Announces Record Volumes & New Partnerships

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Billtrust, a fintech firm focused on B2B payment cycle management, announced on Monday the launch of its Business Payments Network (BPN) 3.0, which offers support for ACH and wire. According to Billtrust, the new version gives network participants the “flexibility” to automatically transact through the modalities they prefer.

“Released to Billtrust customers this week, BPN 3.0 furthers its ability to digitize commercial transactions for participants by adding support for ACH and wire transactions. While traditional ACH and wire payments often settle without the remittance details suppliers need to apply and reconcile transactions, BPN is taking a new approach to ensuring every payment arrives with data.”

Billtrust also reported that the network, which is in collaboration with Visa, has seen a 118% increase in payments volume in the first half of 2002, compared to the first half of 2019. Visa clients including Heartland Financial USA, Inc., M&T Bank and Regions Bank have notably begun participating in BPN in the first half of 2020. While sharing more details about the network and its partners, Flint Lane, Billtrust Founder and CEO, stated:

“Digital payments from buyers can often lead to more manual work for suppliers, whether it be extracting payment details from emails and web portals, or reconciling potentially hundreds or thousands of settlements that do not carry remittance information. The organizations partnering with Billtrust and Visa that are taking advantage of BPN are truly making digital payments touchless for both buyers and suppliers.”

Kevin Phalen, global head, Visa Business Solutions, added:

“The network’s growth and its innovative features further solidifies our ability to enable financial institutions and fintech partners seeking ‘last mile’ capabilities to gain increased supplier electronic B2B payments acceptance now when the demand for digital B2B payments is more critical than before.”

Founded in 2001, Billtrust claims to be the premier provider of Payment Cycle Management, helping businesses accelerate Invoice-to-Cash. The company provides a flexible, automated invoice-to-cash solution that meets diverse buyer requirements and speeds cash application through tailored invoice delivery, secure multi-channel payment enablement, and intelligent matching and payment posting.

Source: https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2020/08/165142-billtrust-unveils-business-payments-network-3-0-announces-record-volumes-new-partnerships/

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