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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 12 2019 12:09 PM UTC +00:00.

DigiPiglets - Collectible Piggy Banks for Digital Money

DigiPiglets are simple piggy banks for digital money, in the form of different animals and characters.

DigiPiglets - Collectible Piggy Banks for Digital Money

DigiPiglets are simple piggy banks for digital money, in the form of different animals and characters.

€320
pledged of € 20,000pledged of € 20,000 goal
10
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 12 2019 12:09 PM UTC +00:00.

About

DigiPiglets are easy-to-use collectible piggy banks for digital money like Bitcoin. By putting a simple code on each DigiPiglet, they become a tool for storing any amount of money. In addition they function as a brilliant present, look cute on any desk and let you relieve tension by being squishy. These are our first models:

DigiPiglets Bundle

The Original DigiPiglet Piggy Bank

Our first model is the Original DigiPiglet, conceived by my dad and me. The inspiration from this product came from growing up with Winnie the Pooh and Kirby. I also love piglets, but since "teacup pigs" are a myth, I wanted a pig that would feel at home on your computer desk. We've sat down and came up with this:

Original DigiPiglet 3D Model Front&Back

Once we finished the 3D model, we had to make sure that the design is printable. We took the design to a 3D printing company and received our first prototypes a week later: 

The first 3D printed models of our Original DigiPiglet

Even though the design looked fantastic, the material was not right. We wanted our DigiPiglets to be squishy and chonky, so we needed a different material. We found a manufacturer, experienced in the creation of custom toys and figurines, sent them our 3D model and gave them some instructions. Then we received our first real model:  

Special Editions

Our DigiPiglet looked great, but he was lonely. He needed some friends, so we put our heads together and thought who would accompany DigiPiglet on his adventures. Since I used to live close to Frankfurts very own little Wall Street, I got an idea.

Image Credit: Eva Kröcher

So we worked our magic, and came up with two new buddies for our Original DigiPiglet.

Our version of the bears and the bulls

Just like on Wall Street, our little bear has an anxious look on his face, whereas our bull bristles with confidence. Like the Original DigiPiglet, they are made of a squishy material.

We have more up our sleeves, stay tuned.

How Does It Work?

Attached underneath each DigiPiglet is the public and the private key to a Bitcoin wallet, printed on a double layer security label that acts as a tamper-proof seal. The label will display your Bitcoin public address, so you can load up your DigiPiglet with Bitcoin if you want to. In order to redeem the coins, you have to peal off the label to reveal the code that lets you redeem your Bitcoin. Since there are no electronics involved, the coins on your DigiPiglet cannot be hacked. The label will look something like this:  

In order to have secure labels, we want to print high security double layer labels, which adhere to APACS standards, the same standard banks use for sending pins. Since the sensitive codes would be compromised by someone seeing them, we are working with an experienced software engineer to come up with a technical solution, that sends the codes to a printer without creating a copy or displaying them to anyone. The final design of the labels might end up looking a little different.

Do We Put Bitcoin On DigiPiglets?

No, the DigiPiglets pre-ordered on Kickstarter will be shipped without a balance. If you need assistance in loading them up, contact us, we're happy to help you out.

Why Bitcoin?

We can basically put any code on a DigiPiglet. We chose Bitcoin of all cryptocurrencies, because it has been around for the longest time and has the largest user base. It is also the most universally accepted cryptocurrency and quite accessible. Depending on how successful the project and how big demand will be, we might add other cryptocurrencies as well.

Rewards

Be amongst the first to own a DigiPiglet, and help us create even more. The Mystery DigiPiglet will be limited, depending on the amount of backers of the first two rewards. For each backer of the €5 reward, we'll send a Mystery DigiPiglet to a local organization that helps kids in need.

*rules apply for creating your own DigiPiglet 


Cost Structure

Here is a rough estimate on how our costs will be structured, with production taking up the biggest chunk of our budget. The production costs contain the molds for each model, the filler for the molds, packaging, shipping and the double layer security labels that will be attached.  

DigiPiglets is a simple idea, but we believe it can put a smile on a lot of peoples faces. You can help us make it work. Pick the pledge that's right for you, and look forward to getting your very own DigiPiglet(s) very soon.

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Risks and challenges

We've set ourselves the ambitious goal to ship out all DigiPiglets before Christmas. Since there are several steps involved in the production process, we might end up having a delay. We'll do our best to stay on time, and we'll keep you updated about the process!

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    Reservation for Mystery DigiPiglet

    Get a code that will allow you or a friend to order a Mystery DigiPiglet at 50% off (planned for May 2020). This edition will remain secret untill shipped, and limited to a specific amount.

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    DigiPiglet Photo Set + Reservation

    Get a digital high resolution photo collection of our DigiPiglet visiting places + making-of. In addition, you'll be added to the Mystery DigiPiglet reservation list. For each person pledging the €5 reward, one Mystery DigiPiglet will be donated.

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    4 x DigiPiglet Bundles (12x DigiPiglets)

    Get the Original DigiPiglet, the DigiPiglet Bull and the DigiPiglet Bear, four times (= 12 DigiPiglets) - FREE SHIPPING!

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    Create your own DigiPiglet!

    Get your very own DigiPiglet. We will create any animal or creature that you can think of. Just send us a description, a sketch or an image and we'll bring your idea to life. Included is your own one-of-one DigiPiglet and in addition, you'll also get a DigiPiglet bundle.

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