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PayPal News (IGG Update #4)

Posted by Bjarni on September 6, 2013

(The following was posted to IndieGoGo as a campaign update.)

Dear Mailpile Supporters,

The last 24 hours have been pretty crazy. Since our last update, we have been on Hacker News, on Ars Technica, on Slashdot and a bunch of other media have reported on or discussed the difficulties we had with PayPal. Not to mention the tweets. So many tweets...

The good news is, PayPal listened to the community and reversed their stance. They have not only unfrozen our account, we are thrilled to say they donated $1,000 to our project, only $24 shy of making them an Underfunded Spook. We are so tickled by the idea of PayPal as an Underfunded Spook, that we will be offering them the same perks anyway.

But PayPal is not our only generous new backer. Since our last round of introductions, the following fine folks have also contributed large amounts to our cause:

The nice guys at Bytemark hosting joined our group of Postmaster Generals ($2,048) and wrote an excellent blog post explaining why they support our work.

Another new Postmaster General is Brian Cartmel, a tech and business guru living in New Zealand. His primary interests are individual freedom, bitcoin, computer security, artificial intelligence, seasteading, life extension, and locally produced food. And now, Mailpile!

Finally we had a third anonymous Postmaster General backer, and quite a few people have donated significant amounts of the Bitcoin digital currency to our campaign as well. We are humbled by their unselfish generosity.

(For those of you who missed the previous introductions, check out the 2nd campaign update on our blog.)

Thanks for reading, and thanks again for your support.

-- Bjarni, Brennan and Smári



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