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Open Source All The Things

Well friends, the experiment is winding down​, and it’s a good thing! What ​does this mean?  The little operation ​known as CryptoPrinting ​will be closing its e-doors as of this post (there are no orders pending).   We are doing this in the spirit of victory because: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining enough general acceptance that our service is no longer needed….

Dogecoin-NASA

Now Accepting Dogecoin!

Good news, everyone! Today we are announcing two things: First, we are now accepting Dogecoin for our 3D printing services.  If there’s something you want such as a cover for your Google Glass camera (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:182763), or a stand for your Google Glass(http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:118339), or something which doesn’t at all relate to that product at all –…

Taste the Bitcoin

NFC+BTC Protips

Dear Cryptofriends, I wanted to pass some information along that will be useful to you and anyone else who happens to want to use our NFC for Bitcoin/altcoin related purposes (particularly putting a public address on an NFC tag for others to pay to). Please see this undervoted reddit post: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1yny0h/how_to_write_a_bitcoin_payment_address_to_a_nfc/ Unfortunately, with the closure of…

Need vs. Want

3D Printing At Large: Needs vs. Wants

As Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies like 3D printing continue to gain attention worldwide, the number of people researching how these technologies can assist their manufacturing needs increases every day.  Through my experience of manufacturing all of CryptoPrinting’s 3D prints – and through other professional AM experiences – I have had the opportunity to learn a…

Bitcoin without BitPay

Bitcoin without BitPay

CryptoPrinting (a.k.a. 3DP 4 BTC) is no longer accepting Bitcoin payments via BitPay.  We would like to take a minute to explain this change. Let us start off by commending BitPay for the service they provide.  For those who want to accept bitcoin without having to hold bitcoin – or otherwise deal with the legal…

BitMit CryptoPrinting

CryptoPrinting’s Positive BitMit Feedback

While CryptoPrinting has always been open to users submitting 3D printable designs, our NFC-enhanced simulacra have been useful for getting our name into the cryptocoin space.  Bitmit in particular has been a strong source of sales and feedback from our start in late February, 2013. With Bitmit closing down, we thought it might be worth…

RepRap Morgan

CryptoPrinting Summer Update

Hi there! We’ve been a bit busy lately, but wanted to remind everyone that we are still alive and printing! So, in the spirit of 3D printing awesomeness, here are some awesome 3D printing events to grease your thought engines! Future Possibilities (Patent expiration, Printing in Space, and Printing in Fashion): http://qz.com/106483/3d-printing-will-explode-in-2014-thanks-to-the-expiration-of-key-patents/ http://gigaom.com/2013/07/22/how-a-3d-printer-will-change-life-aboard-the-international-space-station/ http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/20/why-3d-printing-will-work-in-fashion/ This article…

CryptoJunky Coins

CryptoJunky Review: 3D Printing For Bitcoin – Combining Disruptive Technologies

3D Printing For Bitcoin – Combining Disruptive TechnologiesWhat happens when you combine two of the world’s most disruptive technologies? That’s what the newly formed site 3DP4BTC is exploring as they offer custom 3D printing for Bitcoin. That’s right, you can now order anything a 3D printer can produce with a purely digital currency that you…

Bitcoin Dunk - Top

Our Crypto-Coins Are Waterproof & Buoyant!

For those of you holding our NFC-enabled 3D-printed cryptocoin simulacra ‘in the wild,’ we would like to give you a product update: your custom-printed coins are all WATERPROOF!* We recently decided to test out our cryptocoin simulacra to see how waterproof they really were.  The results?  Not only are your coins waterproof, but they also FLOAT!!  The printing process traps small pockets…

NFC Options Upgraded

NFC Options Upgraded

For some time now, we have been offering our 3D printed coin simulacra with Mifare Classic 1k (716 Bytes writable) NFC tags embedded in them.  We can also embed these tags in 3D printed objects for super secret key storage, but I digress…  Mifare Classic 1k tags are compatible with most Android devices – except…

No PayPal

Why We Don’t Accept PayPal

We were recently asked by a potential customer, who was interested in our NFC-enabled coins, if we would accept paypal.  We had to think about this longer than we should have, as many recent potential customers had decided that they were ‘holding out for now but they’d be in touch’, and while we appreciate the…

Litecoin Accepted Here

3DP 4 BTC Now Accepting Litecoin!

As of 4/2/2013 it costs 15 litecoins per 3D-printed NFC-enabled litecoin simulacra (or bitcoin simulacra) with domestic shipping included.  Add 5 LTC for international shipping. Our fledgling operation has managed to satisfy a few customers so far (see here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148902.0), but instead of being swamped by orders, we’ve been left pondering – Might people be…

NFC BTC

The NFC-Enabled Bitcoin!

This 3D Printed Bitcoin simulacra contains a 1k Mifare Classic NFC sticker embedded into a bitcoin token made of gold-coloured PLA.  The whole ‘coin’ is ~36.7mm in diameter. (Produced using open source hardware and software, incidentally) Important points to understand: Sold as blank slates – NO account or key-related data would be written to the…

Bitcoin Accepted Here

Evaluating Our Payment Strategy

After talking with a potential client, he asked us the following question: “If for some reason the price of bitcoin jumps even more wildly, I’ll keep the payment to the equivalent asking price of $XYZ. Since you don’t have hedged escrow does this sound fair?” Our current payment plan works with installments and depends on…

3D Printed Bitcoins

And Then?

BTC is cool, but “what can you do with it?” is a common cry.  Digital services are cheap, but true manufacturing of goods has not been tested.  We are attempting to test this possibility, but we are doing so at a small scale. This has its benefits:  We are working on a one-on-one basis at…

Unit 1 Glowing

3D Printing & the Digital Economy

There are a number of services currently available which will take your fiat currency and 3D print you something from an STL file.  To our knowledge, no one has been offering to 3D print objects for bitcoin.  We’re trying to change that. By delivering 3D printed goods made using entirely open-source methods, we hope to…