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Police in Turkey Arrest 11 People Connected to Alleged Bitcoin Theft

Police in Istanbul arrested 11 people last week in connection with the hacking theft of bitcoins from the cryptocurrency wallets of 14 victims, Hürriyet reports. Along with 11 suspects detained, police from the Cybercrimes Division also seized 18 mobile phones, 18 sim cards, 22 flash memory… Read More

Turkey Opens First University Blockchain Center

Last week, Turkey officials revealed they have opened the country’s first university blockchain center, the Istanbul Blockchain and Innovative Center (BlockchainIST Center) at Bahçeşehir University (BAU). According to the Daily Sabah, the new center aims to close the “expertise gap” in the market in order… Read More

Campaign Organizers Give Thanks By Launching Indiegogo Initiatives to Give Back

With Thanksgiving less than one week away, Indiegogo shared details about a few campaigns that are showing the real reason for the holiday. The crowdfunding platform announced: “Thanksgiving is a national holiday filled with tradition, joy, food and gratitude. Every year, family members and loved… Read More

Berkin Elvan Campaign is Fully Funded on Indiegogo

We reported yesterday that a crowdfunding campaign was launched to honor Berkin Elvan who died yesterday.  Berkin had been in a coma for many months after being hit by a tear gas canister launched by Turkish police last year. Well the campaign raised their targeted… Read More

Turkish Democracy Group Now Crowdfunding for NYT Ad for Berkin Elvan

Last summer the world was mesmerized as the nation of Turkey rose in dissent against their political class.  What started as a simple protest, grew into a national movement of democracy and a demand for civil rights.  Crowdfunding became part of the movement when some… Read More

StartupTurkey – Antalya

Startup Turkey is the leading startup event which brings together founders, entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the region. It’s a gathering of the leading startups, internet companies, business angels and venture capitalists from Middle East, Europe and the US. This event is made of networking…. Read More

Turkish Democracy in Action Crowdfunding Campaign Set to Unveil Non Profit October 18th

Back in June of this year, the protests for Turkish Democracy were heating up.  Prime Minister Recep Erdogen had taken a heavy handed, autocratic approach to a small band of protesters who were against a project to change a public park to a shopping development…. Read More

Turkish Democracy Runs Crowdfunded Full Page Plea in NYTimes

“Crowdfunded entirely by individuals from around the world”, the “Full Page Ad for Turkish Democracy in Action” crowdfunding on Indiegogo still has two days to go and now stands at over $103,000 raised.  The ad was incited by the growing popular protest occuring in Turkey… Read More

Full Page Ad for Turkish Democracy in Action: Vote on Ad

The crowdfund campaign to pay for a Full Page Ad supporting Turkish Democracy has quickly surpassed their initial goal.  The organizers continue to reach out to supporters for advice.  Now the organizers are asking for suggestions as to which Ad Copy they should publish. In… Read More

Full Page Ad for Turkish Democracy Quickly Crowdfunds on Indiegogo (UPDATED)

The internet was ablaze with images and comments regarding the growing protests in Turkey prior to Mainstream Media getting a handle on the story.  Facebook, twitter etc. were quickly showing the shocking images and sharing the stories of the protest while Turkish leader Erdogen cracked… Read More

From Turkish delight to concrete, a successful crowdfunding project

(Staff Translation) Frances Dal Chele is a photographer. Italian-American, she has spent more years in Paris than in any other place on earth. And after she fell in love with the French Capital, she fell head over heels for Turkey. Not only the Turkey of… Read More

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