WeUseCoins (WUC) is a website dedicated to making Bitcoin more accessible to beginners. It is owned by BF Labs, Inc (Butterfly Labs) and managed by a small team that includes many volunteers from across the Bitcoin community.
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WUC started in 2010, with Bitcoin community members pooling their money to put up a reward for anyone who could make an animated short film explaining Bitcoin. A small team consisting of Fabian Rühle, Chris Rice, Christian Barth and Stefan Thomas created the WeUseCoins video and website, but almost a hundred people provided their input in the form of feedback, recommendations, and ideas. The final draft of the script was reviewed by Bitcoin developers Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn for technical accuracy. After the video went online, 9052 BTC (about 7000 USD at the time) was paid out in the spirit of covering the expenses for the video as well as a short-lived marketing fund.
Subsequently, WUC was purchased by BF Labs, Inc, who have continued operating WUC as a non-commercial bitcoin community site. BF Labs also self-funded a new video that, based on input from bitcoin community members, de-emphasized the role of bitcoin mining in the bitcoin infrastructure.
Stefan Thomas - Founder
Jon Holmquist - Public Relations, Support
Jeff Ownby – Project Management, Video Script
Fabian Ruhle – Project Management, Video Script, Animation
Saïvann Carignan – Key Advisor, Multilingual Website Translation
Chris Rice - Voice
Fabian Rühle - Motion Graphics
Christian Barth - Music
Andrew Mottl - Sound Design/Mastering
- Jon Holmquist for collecting input from the bitcoin community members
- Fabian Ruhle for many hours of back and forth script editing to condense all of bitcoin into 1:37”
- Bitcoin users and miners around the world
- Everyone from bitcoin.org, #bitcoin-dev and #bitcoin-otc on Freenode for help with the technical side and history of Bitcoin
- All of our friends, family and random strangers who took the time to read the script and provide feedback