What is WHIRL?
On WHIRL, you can only create a fundraising campaign after you’ve already contributed to others, inspiring a positive feedback loop of generosity. WHIRL is not a typical crowdfunding platform tacked onto the blockchain; it offers key improvements and innovations over legacy crowdfunding platforms.
WHIRL’s vision is a world that’s inspired to support one-another in an endless loop of giving and generosity. It is to make an impactful difference on a massive scale in how people’s dreams, projects, passions, and necessities get funded, removing the need to take out expensive and often never-ending loans from banks, ship rewards to backers, or beg friends and family for donations. It is to usher in the next generation of crowdfunding platforms with a product that’s truly global, blockchain-based, and dramatically increases campaign funding success stories. It is to be at all times socially driven, with an emphasis on helping nonprofits access a game-changing source of new capital. Ultimately, WHIRL’s vision is to create a whirlwind of good.
Giving economy. WHIRL’s core innovation is that you can only create a crowdfunding campaign after you’ve contributed to others. And the amount you’ve contributed determines how quickly your campaign goes live and how much it can raise. All of this is managed by an internal points system called “karma,” which creates a pay it forward, giving economy that will inspire a whirlwind of good across the globe.
100% success rate. Second, while crowdfunding success rates have precipitously declined over the last few years, WHIRL guarantees a 100% success rate. This is made possible by WHIRL’s karma economy and the fact that WHIRL brings the entire community’s attention on only a few active campaigns at once. When combined with karma limitations and incentives, WHIRL ensures a 100% campaign success rate.
Truly global. Because it’s built on the blockchain and accepts cryptocurrency, anyone can participate without worrying about the banking restrictions inherent to legacy crowdfunding platforms. WHIRL does not segment its audience by region, enabling campaign creators to connect with an audience of international backers.
First major blockchain-based crowdfunding platform. Unlike other blockchain projects, WHIRL isn’t empty, future hype. The platform is working today after more than a year of development, and portions of its technology have been in development for three years. WHIRL lets anyone back campaigns with a dozen major cryptocurrencies, infusing a new source of capital into crowdfunding.
Socially driven. WHIRL works with leading nonprofits around the world and gives them featured placement, white glove support, waived platform fees, and bonus backer incentives. WHIRL will also prioritize campaigns that relate to urgent humanitarian crises, helping drive fundraising to people with desperate, short-term needs. WHIRL understands that the most effective way to improve the world is by helping those who are already improving the world.