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IPO52By IPO52
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IPO52By IPO52
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 21 2018 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The Bitcoin Project is a high end acrylic puzzle box containing TWO white limited edition Bitcoin Playing Cards. We've designed this project to take you on a journey about the world of finance and technology while acting as an elegant tool for collectors, cardists, magicians, and tech nerds alike. The puzzle is a visual analogy of Bitcoin’s BLOCKCHAIN technology where one must do “proof of work” in order to solve and mine the Bitcoin Playing Cards out from the puzzle block. 

The Puzzle

Conversation starter on the shelf
Conversation starter on the shelf

Our friend Oskar van Deventer, a Guiness World Record holder for the largest Rubik’s cube helped us design this masterpiece. Hundreds of combinations can exist within the puzzle. Once you solve the puzzle block, the decks of cards contain more secrets than you can imagine. Just like the blockchain, the cards are pseudo-anonymous.  

YouTube Star Chris Ramsay solves the Bitcoin Puzzle! 

The Card Box

An iconic back design
An iconic back design

We wanted the card box to be STUNNING. If you pull this out of your pocket, people will  ask about it. Every aspect of this deck was designed to mirror the Bitcoin currency - the value, the look, the feel, and ultimately - the story. The box features premium soft touch Black dyed paper with interior/exterior Black & Gold Foil.

Luxury Reimagined. Gold + Black Foil + Embossing + Interior Foil
Luxury Reimagined. Gold + Black Foil + Embossing + Interior Foil

No details are left behind. Satoshi Nakamoto's White Paper is inscribed to the inside of the card box in the font of the United States' Declaration of Independence. A peer-to-peer CASH system. 

The Card Design 

We've researched tireless nights with the artist and illustrator - Billy French, to bring the world of cryptography to the palm of your hands.

Read Description Below
Read Description Below
  •  (A) “FORTIS EST VERITAS” latin for “Strong is the Truth”.
  •  (B) Binary code that translates to 21M, or 21 million coins as the maximum supply. 
  •  (C) Hammer and Shovel - referring to the miner ecosystem that secures the protocol. 
  •  (D) Elements of Illuminati - imprisoned by the cryptography and security of the SHA-256 algorithm.
  •  (E) MMVIII, a Roman numeral for 2008 refers to the publication date of Satoshi Nakamoto’s White Paper. 
  •  (F)  A block that symbolizes the world secured by the global transparency of blockchain which is anchored by the iconic digital “B” of the Bitcoin currency protocol. 
  •  (G) TWO secret codes revealing the identity of the card from the back design are also included with SIMPLE and easy to learn instructions on how to read them.

Each deck of cards includes an easy to follow instructional video on how to read and decode the binary and serial markings! We even teach you a fun trick to amaze your friends - learn instantly, with just minutes of practice!

The Secret Marking System
The Secret Marking System

The Ace of Spades 

Ace of Spades - animation by IG: @antno_
Ace of Spades - animation by IG: @antno_

The Court Cards

The court cards are kept largely the same as standard Bicycle faces to blend in for all your magic needs with gold metallic ink as accents.

Certificate of Authenticity

Your JOKERS are private Keys to open and close the puzzle!
Your JOKERS are private Keys to open and close the puzzle!

Bitcoin Cash Deck - FREE for $200 or more

In August 2017, the Bitcoin network SPLIT into two competing forks with different approaches to scaling. (BTC) Second layer via Lightning Network versus increasing block size on chain to reduce fees (BCH). One represents a store of value, and the other - a peer to peer cash system. As a way of commemorating this event, we present - Bitcoin Cash. A FREE Bitcoin Cash Deck included in all orders $200 and over. Add $20 if purchasing the deck separately.

Sticker Seal

We want to make each White Edition deck as special as possible. If we reach our $90,000 goal, each White Edition deck will have a special sticker seal with limited printing from 1 to 2100. A special manufacturing process must be done to make this happen. On top of being super cool, this will add tremendous resale value to your puzzle box. Furthermore, this process WILL be randomized so don't worry if you're backing us late!

One of our favorite physicists once said that we live in the most important era of the human race - the evolution from a type 0 to a type 1 civilization. A type 1 civilization can manage the energy resources of their host planet by harnessing its weather. A type 2 civilization is immortal, it can colonize other planets and use the energy of a nearby star. A type 3 civilization is galactic - think Star Wars or Star Trek. On this scale, we rank ZERO - we get our energy from coal and dead plants. Recently, we’re seeing evidence of us moving toward a type 1 civilization where the internet is a type 1 phone system connecting us across vast distances. A type 1 universal language is emerging - the English language. And finally, we’re seeing evidence of a type 1 civilization’s form of currency - crypto currency. Financial freedom for every single person on earth. Imagine a world, free from monetary and economic control. What a time to be alive! Will Bitcoin emerge successfully? We’d like to think so - but for now… let’s indulge our curiosity and enjoy in the spirit of fun design.

Limited Edition

Just like Bitcoin, the White Edition cards are rare and will be extremely limited. We will not be selling the cards separately from the Puzzle Box. 

Embossed with gold foil stamp on soft touch paper
Embossed with gold foil stamp on soft touch paper

The Quality 

Printed by Legends Playing Card Co. on the highest quality levels with the brand new soft Stud Paper with the Cardistry Finish. The edges of the cards are super smooth - they feel thin, broken in, and ready to use right out of the box. Perfect for Cardistry and Magic.

Quality fit for the pros
Quality fit for the pros

Sponsor

Advertise with us! Each deck of cards will include an ad card that's perfect product placement for your crypto business/service. The perfect way to connect with your friends and employees with the spirit of card games, magic, and crypto! Plus, we'll include: 144 Black Bitcoin Decks, 10 sets of the Puzzle Box, 100 gold pins, and 20 Bitcoin t-shirts. 

Get in touch for more details
Get in touch for more details

There are options for add ons such as the gold enamel pins, and gold foil Bitcoin T-Shirts.  Read below to find out how!

Step 1: Choose your reward tier

Step 2: Add $+ on top of pledge depending on what you want below!

POPULAR CHOICE: Bitcoin Magic Coin ($40 + FREE Shipping)

WHAT IS IT? Oh, it can do magic. You're going to want to see this - watch the video below!

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

Included are TWO (2) Bitcoin Coins (one magic coin and one regular coin) and a leather carrying wallet that allows you to easily switch the coinswithout any skill or practice - if anyone wants to be wise and "examine" the magic coin. One of the coins is absolutely normal and "ungimmicked", so they can try searching to their hearts content - they won't find the secret! 

HOW WAS IT MADE?

All Bitcoin Coin are gold plated with 24K Gold
All Bitcoin Coin are gold plated with 24K Gold

This is not a typical Bitcoin coin that you see on eBay, Amazon or your local gift shop. We teamed up with the incredible SansMinds to craft this masterpiece. We've redesigned the coin from the ground up: crisp new details, high quality material, and 24K gold coating. Engineered by hand to make sure the secret stays invisible.

Add Ons: Bitcoin Puzzle Box

Add Ons - Black Deck 

Shipping is CONFUSING! Ask us if you're not sure and we will help answer your questions!
Shipping is CONFUSING! Ask us if you're not sure and we will help answer your questions!

Add Ons - Green Deck (Cash Edition w/ Gold Foil) ($20/deck)

  • To reserve the Cash Edition, add $20/deck to your pledge. Shipping is FREE
  • Limit to 12 decks per backer (exclusive to Kickstarter)
  • After the campaign is over, you will receive a survey to specify your deck of choice

Green Edition comes in GOLD foil. Legends Playing Card Co. does incredible foil work with minimal impact to quality. The cards themselves will look very similar to this type of foil:

Printed by Legend Playing Card Co.
Printed by Legend Playing Card Co.
Mockup Photo, final product will look slightly different
Mockup Photo, final product will look slightly different

The resale of rare/exclusive decks have been known to exceed several hundred dollars on sites such as eBay. We will not be reprinting this Bitcoin Cash (Foil) Edition ever again.

If you'd like to purchase the Green Deck separately, please limit your order to no more than 12 decks - we're printing a very limited amount. We'd like to keep them exclusive and make sure people have a chance of getting this special deck. If you'd like to add the Bitcoin Cash KS Edition to your order, please include $20 (shipping is FREE)

Add Ons:  Gold Enamel Pins +$10 (Shipping Included)  

  • You can select your pin of choice at the end of the campaign
Gold enamel Ace of Spades Pin
Gold enamel Ace of Spades Pin
Gold Enamel "B" Bitcoin Pin
Gold Enamel "B" Bitcoin Pin

Adds Ons: Bitcoin Tee ($25 + Shipping)

  • USA: +$28 (Shipping is included)
  • International: +$30 (Shipping is included)
Bitcoin Tee!
Bitcoin Tee!

Adds Ons: Custom Acrylic Display Box ($15 FREE Shipping) 

Perfect for the playing card collector!
Perfect for the playing card collector!
  • 1 Display Case - $15
  • 2 Display Cases - $25
  • 3 Display Cases - $35
  •  Want more? If ordering over 3 cases, we need to add a small shipping fee of $10 for US Customers and $20 for International. Each additional case after 3 is $12.

We've teamed up with TCC to bring you a custom Bitcoin Acrylic Display to complement your Puzzle Box. Now you can display the Black Edition deck alongside your other collections. Featuring a magnetic open/close mechanism that makes it super easy to use and show off your decks. Lastly, the Bitcoin logo will be elegantly custom branded into the display case.

Custom engraved Bitcoin logo
Custom engraved Bitcoin logo

 Clean. Simple. Beautiful. 

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The History

Countless revisions have been made to the playing card and puzzle box designs. Here are some of the stages and revisions throughout the many months of our collaborative efforts.

The many evolutions of the design
The many evolutions of the design

Feature Us!

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 Shipping & Fulfillment 

We know shipping is extremely expensive. We really wish it could be cheaper, and in some cases, we are absorbing the costs for international orders. We work closely with Gambler's Warehouse Fulfillment Company to give you the best rates possible. All of your packages will be professionally packed and shipped along with a tracking number so we don't lose them!

Your support will help us fund the necessary production and manufacturing costs. If we’re lucky enough to be funded, we will be sending updates to our backers every step of the way! The good news is we have found the suppliers and manufacturers - all we need now is the funds to make this project happen!

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You're awesome! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to make it this far down, we hope to get this in your hands as soon as possible!

Thank you!

- Patrick & Andrei

Risks and challenges

Patrick and I have been in the magic industry on a retail, show business, and product development levels for over a decade and we’re extremely passionate about what we do. Between the both of us, we have overseen dozens of playing card projects of this scale. As always, there will be small risks and challenges ahead. The main challenge is bringing the cost down to a reasonable unit price for the puzzle boxes. Machining the molds for acrylic with so many moving parts is extremely expensive to make, and to ship. Given our experience and help, we feel confident in managing this risk.

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    We've traveled the world performing and consulting for high profile celebrities, commercials, TV shows, and major motion films like Now You See Me. We love showcasing our passion LIVE. We will hand deliver all the rewards below and come perform! Get in touch and book us for your next event!

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    The ULTIMATE promo package! Get everything listed above in enormous quantities! Each Black Bitcoin Deck will include an Ad Card that will feature your personalized business/service that will be seen by tens of thousands of people who own the cards. Perfect giveaway souvenirs for your next Keynote, convention, or employee event. Shipping is FREE - anywhere in the world.

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