The inspiration for this project came from seeing the rampant exploitation of sex workers online and the never-ending attacks on their rights with regard to free speech and freedom of expression. They face constant threats of censorship by way of de-platforming and shortsighted government regulations. When they do finally find a platform, it's generally with a company that takes a disproportionately high amount of their money simply for providing dumb infrastructure on which they are allowed to operate. These companies act as modern day pimps. Cointoys aims to be a much needed first step in giving online sex workers the tools they need to fire their pimps and ignore the haters by creating the FreeVibe.
The flagship product is a vibrating sex toy that reacts to Bitcoin Cash payments, called the FreeVibe. The toy connects to your local wifi network and allows you to configure it using your web browser. The user is able to register payment addresses which the toy will react to. When a payment is sent to one of the user's registered addresses, the toy will react in real-time by vibrating with a duration and intensity proportional to the payment amount.
The platform and website we've built can be used for any number of things - it simply watches the Bitcoin blockchain and responds. There are tons of possibilities!