You may have noticed that HEXUS, amongst others, has been publishing quite a few articles about the crowd-sourcing website, Kickstarter, as of late. The site has become quite famous as a hub for innovation, with many interesting and unique projects across the board, including our speciality of technology and games.
Up until now, however, those from the UK that have perhaps wished to place their projects on the website have been turned-down at the door. The reason for this is largely relating to Amazon Payments and its lack of availability at this end of the pond. The payment service is the only one, currently, with the capability of simultaneously cancelling or charging payment commitments in the event that a project either does or doesn't meet its goal, the key enabling factor for the crowd-sourcing model.
For the past year now, Amazon payments has been present in the UK market and so, we're now seeing some movement from Kickstarter, in the form of a tweet, confirming that the website will be open to UK residents sometime this autumn.
We expect to see lots of interesting and perhaps shiny new innovations come the site's UK launch. Perhaps some of our own readers have projects that they would wish to submit?