Initiative Q

https://www.flickr.com/photos/toddle_email_newsletters/6226402138

Sounds like a movie title, but it’s not. Here’s what Initiative Q say about themselves:

THE CASE FOR

Initiative Q is an attempt by ex-PayPal guys to create a new payment system instead of credit cards that were designed in the 1950s. The system uses its own currency, the Q, and to get people to start using the system once it’s ready they are allocating Qs for free to people that sign up now (the amount drops as more people join – so better to join early).

Signing up is free and they only ask for your name and an email address. There’s nothing to lose but if this payment system becomes a world leading payment method your Qs can be worth a lot. If you missed getting bitcoin seven years ago, you wouldn’t want to miss this.

Here is my invite link: https://initiativeq.com/invite/Szelcp1r2m

This link will stop working once I’m out of invites. Let me know after you registered, because I need to verify you on my end.

THE CASE AGAINST

Not everyone is a fan: there’s a critique and IQs response here: https://www.cointelligence.com/content/initiative-q-viral-response/

Make your own mind up. I’ve signed up. Gotta be worth a shot?

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)