Bitcoin-funded internet for African communities.. Help us out and get free bitcoin as a reward.

Internet services, equipment and education. To know more, see the about page.

Distributed

Distributed

Each community server is independent, but part of a network benefitting from cooperation.

Transparent

Transparent

Every financial transaction is in public accounts on the website, down to the last detail

Personal

Personal

You can see and communicate directly with the communities and individuals you're helping

The First Free Bitcoin Faucet

Gavin Andreson’s faucet was paying 5BTC per day in 2010!

Imagine a faucet giving away 5BTC! That’s what Gavin Andreson’s faucet was paying back in June of 2010. It was his first bitcoin-related coding project and he started it off with ฿1,100. At today’s prices that’s close to $100,000. Your claim of ฿5 would be worth $4,290!

Security Note: Site Gravatars Disabled

We’ve disabled  gravatars (the little avatar icons that show in your profile) because they pose a security threat. Many sites use an avatar service from gravatar.com:

An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that appears next to your name when you interact with websites.

A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.

Apparently the sites using this service load the images using a hash of your address, and this hash can be used to reveal your email address. We believe the small convenience of having a picture follow you around on the web is outweighed by the security risks.

More in this Wordfence.com article.

THC Hosting Review

image from hostingadvice.com

Image courtesy of hostingadvice.com -see link below.

Over the last few years we’ve used quite a few different hosting providers. There are many pitfalls when choosing a provider, and it’s not easy to transfer everything to a new host if something goes wrong, so it’s important to make a good choice at the outset if possible.

Dirt-cheap hosting s abundant, and for some it may work quite well, but you need to tread carefully. Some hosts provide you with a “free” domain name, for example, but you may later find out that they own it, not you, and if you decide to move later they may not let you take it with you, or may want an exorbitant fee to transfer ownership to you. Or they may have all kinds of hidden “extras” you only find out about later, when you’re already committed.