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Kickstarter adds 4 new European countries

Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden get access to the Greenpoint crowdfunding platform.

Crown Prince of Denmark in Brooklyn, no doubt very happy his countrymen can run Kickstarter campaigns now. (Photo by Brady Dale, file)

Kickstarter is now available to makers in four new European countries: Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

For users, you won’t really see a difference in the site unless you do a geographic search (so, for example, the Prince of Denmark could go here to see all his country’s projects).

This may have been a more complicated behind-the-scenes feat than it will appear to users. On the question of currency, the company wrote on its blog:

Local currency for everyone! Danish kroner, Swedish kronor, Norwegian kroner, and the euro in Ireland. You can use your local banking and business details, and if your project is successfully funded, pledges will be collected in your local currency and transferred to you.

So Brooklynites could back the Swedish Moobitalk (a handsfree talking device) in dollars and its creator would get paid in kronor.

moobitalk campaign illustration

From the Swedish crowdfunding campaign for the Moobitalk, a device for handsfree talking on mobiles.

Companies: Kickstarter
Series: Brooklyn

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