C4 has launched our first Lighthouse campaign! For those of you who already know what Lighthouse is and want to grab the project, you can grab it here:
You can also watch the progress here: https://www.lightlist.io/projects/37
For those of you who don't, here's some information.
What is Lighthouse?
Lighthouse is a crowdfunding platform similar to Kickstarter or Indigogo, but is completely decentralized like Bitcoin. To make pledges to projects, you need to download and run Lighthouse software on your computer, and download "project files" for each project you're interested in. When you decide to pledge to the project, you click the "Pledge" button in the Lighthouse software and it'll walk you through the process.
Why are you raising funds?
We want to raise $100,000 to help C4 reach its goals in the next year. The specific details are listed within the lighthouse project file above, but a quick summary of the things we will use the funds for include:
- Web application development
- Administrative Work
- Education Partnerships
The bitcoin protocol limits the number of donations per campaign, so instead of raising $100,000 directly, we will be hosting a few smaller campaigns of 50BTC each.
Lighthouse seems complicated...
You're not wrong. Lighthouse uses an advanced feature of the Bitcoin protocol, and although it makes it MUCH easier to navigate by offering a slick GUI, it still involves a number of steps to download it, install it, grab project files, load them into Lighthouse, fund your wallet, and then pledge those funds to a project.
If you just want to make a donation without dealing with Lighthouse, you can send bitcoin to the following address: 3PL3933fEBrbmuwhGXYqNHGY272BiLvSrJ
Kickstarter & Indigogo have rewards. What do I get for sponsoring C4?
We will be hosting a list of our sponsors and their products and services on our website. This list will help users find easy ways to study for a certification exam, or easy ways to have their businesses reach CCSS Level I, II, or III.
If you have an offering that compliments C4's mission, you can benefit from having your company listed as a supporter. We'll write a blurb about how your offering helps the public which will drive traffic to your site.
You'll also gain a warm fuzzy feeling in knowing that you're helping C4 concentrate on updating security standards, expert exams, and all of the hard work because your funds will support administrative staff who take care of the large volume of easy work.
C4 is a non-profit entity. Receipts for your non-tax-deductible donation are available upon request.