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Johan Bjäreholt - Thankful






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Describe the idea:

Thankful is an open-source browser plugin that helps you donate to all your favorite creators. Enabling direct-to-creator donations using microtransactions with near-zero fees through the use of cryptocurrency.


Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.

I’m a software developer who has been developing the open source time-tracking software ActivityWatch with my brother Erik for the past two years. While working on it we started thinking about uses of the data ActivityWatch collects, and among other things came up with Thankful. Since then we’ve gotten friends excited about it and we’re now a team of six who are building it together.


What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?

We will build an MVP that collects data about the content you read, watch, and listen to online and then enables you to donate to the creators using cryptocurrency. We will spend most of the time developing, but will also:


  • Build a good landing page and learn good marketing
  • Figure out what users and creators want or need
  • Get the attention of early adopters


What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

We hope to be able to get an MVP out that will be usable, but we don’t expect to be able to make it as user-friendly as we’d like. We’ll build a landing page (already done!) and a small user base of early adopters to give us feedback.


Leapfrogs Working Group
LU Innovation, Sölvegatan 16
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se