Lifeboat News #128


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 03/01/13. Copyright 2013 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Lifeboat Foundation Enters 21st Century

While the Lifeboat Foundation was founded in the 21st century, until recently it was mainly funded using 20th century money, basically various types of monies backed by governments. Thanks to the encouragement of some of our larger donors we are now working to have the majority of our funding come from 21st century money — money backed not by governments but by algorithms. The 21st century money Lifeboat is currently focused on is bitcoins.
Our Brian Cartmell will match the next 500 bitcoins donated. Learn about our growing bitcoin endowment fund (worth almost $40,000) at

Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Magazine is now an official partner of the Lifeboat Foundation. Learn about them at

Advisory Board

Jon Matonis, Editor of The Monetary Future, joins our Economics Board. Among his many positions, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Bitcoin Foundation. Read his bio at
Charlie Shrem, CEO at BitInstant, joins our Economics Board. By providing numerous bridges between the payment providers and exchanges, BitInstant has built its own core position in the new global bitcoin economy. Read his bio at


Luis R. Saraiva is the winner of our Facebook contest! He gets an autographed copy of "Darkship Renegades", sequel to the Prometheus Award winning "Darkship Thieves".
Learn about "Darkship Renegades" at
Anyone who posts in our Facebook group at by April 30, 2013 will be entered into a contest to win a signed copy of the new — just out — "A Few Good Men", by Prometheus Award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.
Learn about "A Few Good Men" at
Learn about Sarah at


Read "Human Brain Mapping & Simulation Projects: America Wants Some, Too?" by Reno J. Tibke at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Brian Cartmell: $32,735, Michael Dickey: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Anonymous: $52.85, J. Broadbent: $25, Erwin Franzen: $25, Elina Hiltunen: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Roy Mitsuoka: $25, James Bracken: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, Charles Hawk: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Benjamin T. Solomon: $10, and Ryan Witt: $10.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.