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How we change
the industry
WHIRL Project Basic
Martijn Hekman, CEO of WHIRL
about the project
Current market
Most campaigns fail
2/3rds of all crowdfunding campaigns end unsuccessfully, and that number grows by the day. There are simply too many campaigns to keep track of and backers are tired of spending their hard-earned cash on missed deadlines and false promises.
Impractical for the
average person
Crowdfunding isn’t practical for most people. If you run a rewards-based campaign, you have to spend all of your time on distracting tasks like making a video, designing a t-shirt, and coming up with stretch goals. If you run a donation-based campaign, you have to beg your friends and family for donations. Neither option is mainstream.
Crowdfunding today is highly segmented by geography; different countries have their own platforms and they all transact in fiat currencies with global banking restrictions. This fragmentation means quality backers are excluded from investing in quality campaigns.
The rich get
It’s hard for the small guy (or gal) to get noticed on mega-platforms. The vast majority of press and funding attention goes to the top 1% of projects, which often have insider connections or corporate resources behind them.
The solution
WHIRL allows only a limited number of campaigns to raise money at one time, maximizing their fundraising potential. Campaigns are chosen by a fair and transparent queuing system
Back other
You can donate to campaigns directly with crypto or fiat. In return, you’ll receive 7 karma points for every dollar you spend. If you own WHIRL’s cryptocurrency, WRL, you’ll earn 10 karma per dollar. (Supporting the campaign with partner crypto, like KICK, will earn you 8.5 karma per dollar.) If you donate to a campaign from a featured nonprofit or charitable organization, you earn a bonus to karma.
Earn Karma
Once you reach 500 karma, you’re eligible to submit a campaign of your own. Tell WHIRL more about your campaign and fill out a KYC form. A moderator will review the campaign and, if it complies with site guidelines, they’ll approve it and place it on WHIRL crowdfunding platform.
Raise funds for your
personal needs
Once your campaign has finished fundraising, your karma resets and the next campaign goes live. Now that you’ve had a successful raise, you’ll be excited to support others and immediately begin to work your way back to a new campaign. WHIRL anticipates that 90% of campaign creators will immediately begin the process anew.
Today you, tomorrow me
When you contribute to a campaign, you’re instantly rewarded with karma points. When it’s your turn to create a campaign, your karma points determine and how much you can raise. WHIRL’s give-and-take economy is a new way to raise money that eliminates fraud and removes the need to ship rewards, take out expensive loans, or ask friends and family for donations.
Powered by the blockchain
WHIRL accepts all major cryptocurrencies, infusing a substantial new source of capital into crowdfunding while also reducing platform fees and doing away with global banking restrictions. Intimidated by the blockchain? Don’t be, we’ve made a platform that’s as easy-to-use as it is secure and powerful.
Socially driven
WHIRL has heart. In keeping with our broader mission of inspiring a whirlwind of change, WHIRL works closely with leading nonprofits and charities around the world, waiving fees, offering white glove support, and providing featured placement and backer bonus incentives.
Open to everyone, everywhere, for any purpose
WHIRL’s mission is worldwide and our platform is open for business no matter your borders, currency, or fundraising purpose (within reason). Crowdfund your art project, home repair, medical expense, scientific endeavor, business pursuit, or dream vacation. Receive support from a global community.
What we have
WHIRL is more than a bold concept and a sharp whitepaper. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our 40-person team, spanning a year and a half of development, our platform will launch on the first day of its token sale.
Use Cases
Featured campaign

If you work for a credible nonprofit or charitable organization, WHIRL will give you massive exposure and access to a substantial source of new capital.

Receive white glove support for setting up and managing your campaign, skip the normal campaign queue, receive featured placement in a special campaign slot, and incentivize backers with a karma multiplier.

Core Team
Roel Wolfert
Roel Wolfert is an expert in digital payments, serving as COO at Transtrack International, which provides software to banks, governments, and organizations to manage their cash supply chain. Wolfert is an advisor to the Bancor Foundation, which manages the largest decentralized liquidity network in the world, BeamWallet, the UAE’s largest mobile wallet, and Genexi, a biochain blockchain startup. He is actively involved in tech mentoring and diversity initiatives
Valery Zobov
CEO & Co-Founder
Since 2007, Valery Zobov was the CEO and founder of Megaline, LLC, a firm which distributes German engineering systems
Anti Danilevski
Executive Board Director
Anti Danilevski is a early blockchain pioneer. He founded KICKICO, a platform for cryptocurrency-based startups to list and promote their token sales. KICKICO hosts a community of more than 55,000 crypto investors and has helped launch dozens of successful token sales, with more than 250,000 ETH raised. Danilevski was 13 years old when began his tech career, first as a videogame designer and then as a producer.
Eugene Zykov
Chief technical officer
Eugene Zykov is a CTO with more than 12 years experience in financial companies at the top IT positions. He have portfolio of successfully completed projects like implementations core banking systems, retail online-banking services, build a high performance and scalable IT infrastructure and IT consulting for top Russian banks. Eugene is high qualificated in software development and IT management. Last several years have worked with crypto and blockchain industry.
Token Allocation
Token Sale
40,000,000,000 (78.80%)
Team & Advisors
6,000,000,000 (10.62%)
Marketing & PR
2,300,000,000 (4.07%)
Platfrom Growth
10,000,000,000 (17.70%)
Token Sale Period
& Bonus Structure
Tier 1
Nov 26, 2018 — Jan 19, 2019
Bonus 20%
Tier 2
Jan 20, 2019 — Mar 12, 2019
Bonus 15%
Tier 3
Mar 13, 2019 — May 06, 2019
Bonus 10%
Tier 4
May 07, 2019 — June 30, 2019
Bonus 5%
Tier 5
July 01, 2019 — Aug 27, 2019
Bonus 0%
Volume bonuses
Bonus 1.5%
Bonus 3%
Bonus 5%
Use of Funds
$4,000,000 (13.33%)
$2,000,000 (6.67%)
Return of investment for platform development
$1,200,000,000 (4%)
Repayment of loan
$2,100,000 (7%)
$3,000,000 (10%)
Team & Founders
5% of funds, if more than $13m to ba raised.
Conducting Token Sale
10% of funds, if more than $15m to ba raised.
Other countries expansion & promotion
44% of funds, all that remains after the listed above costs will be invested into global development and expansion.
Keep connected with news and developments straight from our team.
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What is WHIRL?
WHIRL is a socially driven, “pay it forward” crowdfunding platform that’s built on the blockchain.
How is WHIRL different from Kickstarter, GoFundMe, etc?
WHIRL is unique in many ways, but here are three major differences: (1) We limit the number of campaigns that can raise money at one time and prioritize them using a fair and transparent queuing system. (2) You can only create a campaign after you’ve contributed to others. And (3) You can transact with cryptocurrency, making WHIRL a truly global platform.
Who created WHIRL?
WHIRL is built by a proven team with diverse experience in blockchain software, crowdfunding, and nonprofit fundraising. For more information, see our Team page.
How long has WHIRL been in development?
Well over a year, with parts of its technology being developed for three years.
Does WHIRL have an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)?
Unlike other blockchain projects, WHIRL isn’t empty, future hype; it’s working today!
Do I need to be a programmer to use WHIRL?
No! While WHIRL uses blockchain technology, it is easy enough for anyone to use, regardless of coding skill. This was important to us because we want WHIRL to be accessible by the widest possible audience around the world.
Where is WHIRL incorporated?
After assessing multiple jurisdictions, WHIRL decided upon Malta for its corporate headquarters. Malta is rapidly becoming the world’s cryptocurrency hub; it has a pro-crypto government and is home to many high-profile blockchain companies.
Is WHIRL a ponzi or pyramid scheme?
No. Given the nature and history of some crypto projects (e.g. Bitconnect), WHIRL’s give-and-take structure might be mistaken for a ponzi scheme or MLM pyramid. This is not the case. To begin with, WHIRL’s hierarchy is dynamic. Once a member rises to the top and completes a campaign, they immediately reset back to the bottom and begin anew. Ponzi schemes and MLM pyramids maintain a fixed hierarchy, which swells and eventually implodes. WHIRL doesn’t promise limitless fundraising either: campaigns are capped based on the amount you’ve contributed to others. There are many other differences, but those are two major ones. WHIRL is building a sustainable fundraising economy; it is not promising get-rich-quick results.
Does WHIRL have a whitepaper?
Yes, you can download it here.
Who are WHIRL’s partners?
WHIRL is in behind-the-scenes negotiations with a number of parties. Currently, the only partner we can disclose is KICK ICO, but many more will be forthcoming.