Devcoin is an ethically inspired project based on the BitCoin crypto-currency and created to help fund open source projects created by programmers, hardware developers, writers, musicians, painters, graphic artists and filmmakers.
Participants in the DevCoin economy earn DevCoins in proportion to their project development. Writers earn devcoins by writing, developers earn Devcoins by developing, artists earn DevCoin by creating, and the same follow for every other category including Administrators who apply their time and effort to help organize the DevCoin project and Marketers who earn Devcoins by Marketing.
We consider funding open source projects of all sorts, so if you have one idea that needs funding and you like us to take a look, please, by all means, submit your project at Cryptostocks and share with the DevCoin community over our thread at BitcoinTalk.org Forum. We understand you may not want to discuss your idea in public, if that's the case, please submit it to .
Bitcoin is the world's first decentralized digital monetary system, and "bitcoins" are the currency unit used by this system. The system has existed since January 3rd, 2009 and is used in every country in the world. Devcoins like Bitcoins are created and controlled by advanced mathematics and cryptography, instead of by governments or banks (no government, bank, or corporation owns or controls any Crypto Currency such as Bitcoin, Litecoin or Devcoin). Devcoins as a currency unit are created over time at a diminishing rate(though they are highly divisible).
The purpose of the devcoin is to give money to open source developers for their work in as fair a manner as possible.
Many open source developers do not get a significant amount of money for their work. Advertising, charity and sometimes consulting provide some income, but many developers, even those with projects used by several thousand people, only get a few dollars a month. In a typical economy, in the ballpark of 1% goes to charity. That is not enough to support people.
Because developers get so little, they can only develop their projects in their spare time, which makes development really slow. Feature requests and critiques do not accelerate development, money will.
Devcoins provide an income for everyone who wants to work, even if they live in an area with more job seekers than jobs. With devcoin, no one who wants to work need be completely out of money. Anyone who does good work will get some devcoins. There is no guarantee that this will be a high income, but something is way better than nothing.
By buying devcoins you help developers and give the world more open source software, books, music, art, and movies.
Devcoins is different from systems like Paypal because:
Thus, anyone in the world, of any age, in any country, for any purpose, may start accepting and spending Devcoins immediately. It is a purely free-market currency which every human on the planet has the option of using. It returns the power of money to "the people" and away from "the banks" and "the government."
The supply of bitcoins and devcoins is mathematically controlled at a pre-determined rate, and cannot be inflated beyond this rate. There is no sign-up or approval process. If you wanted, you could have a Bitcoin account less than three seconds from now.
The Original Devcoin Client Wallet is free, open-source software. And is a thread to get help setting up the wallet.
For Downloads Follow this Link to get the current copy of the wallet or source code.
The most common method would of course would be to merge mine devcoins along with bitcoins.
You can also earn devcoins by advertising.
This site is a devcoin "faucet" where you are given free devcoins.
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