For the past 3 weeks I’ve been building “The Cypherfunks”, and it is now ready for pre-announcement.
"The Cypherfunks" is a decentralized band and cryptocurrency: sustaining a new type of music collective.
To quote the website:
The idea is to create a music collective anyone can be a part of (in all manners of affiliation). The time is ripe to attempt such an experiment thanks to the Internet, technology and cryptocurrencies. With the age of the Internet, it’s a given that the sum of the talent outside any group is always greater than those inside. We see this with open source companies and projects such as Linux. Collectively, the sum of contributions made possible through the Internet to a mutual goal, always results in wondrous new concepts.
"The Cypherfunks" is such a new experiment towards music. We are all part of one big band. We release music under this collective, and we all have equal rights to "The Cypherfunks". Music is to be produced, reproduced, shared, reshared, sampled, resampled in all forms and manner. Like Lennon and McCartney famously collaborated within The Beatles, so can any form of affiliations come together as "The Cypherfunks" to create and remix. Anyone can also play and gig as "The Cypherfunks".
As bedroom producers, and garage acts, we know that this is a passion: a passion we would like to continue doing. In order to sustain this: “The Cypherfunks” is also a cryptocurrency. We can tip, pay and transact with others in and outside of the collective. Like a rendition? Tip a fellow member. Perhaps “The Cypherfunks” want to play at a local venue, but don’t have enough money? Donate through the Internet.
The cryptocurrency also means that if the collective releases great music, we ALL become successful: enabling us to continue churning out great music to share and remix. It is music, decentralized: attempting to be the world’s biggest, and most diverse band. We are ALL “The Cypherfunks”. A decentralized band. An “open-source” band.
Everything is working. Just have to do some final small adjustments, and it is good to go. This is my first attempt at creating a cryptocurrency, so I anticipate some hiccups initially. I hope you will bear with me, as we jam and music together!
The tentative release date is: 21 February 8am UTC. This gives me the whole of Friday (I’m GMT+2) to help and work out problems if there will be any.
This IS a community project. I’m only the lead developer. We need miners, developer, musicians, listeners, fans, etc. So join! You are welcome!
More details on the website: http://thecypherfunks.com
Follow @thecypherfunks where I’ll be posting most of the updates in the run-up to the launch.
Thanks to the people who has been a soundboard for various parts of it so far: Christopher Franko, Bryce Weiner, Candice Holdsworth, Niel de la Rouviere, the “Crypto Klets Kamer”.
Here’s the first song that forms part of the collective: a happy epic anthem about “The Cypherfunks”.
Woohoo! Let’s go!