The Thousand Ether Goatse

1,000,000 pixels · 0.001 ETH per pixel · Own a piece of Goatse in the blockchain!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work?

Here's a GIF!

What is Goatse?

Goatse.cx, often referred to simply as "Goatse", was originally an Internet shock site. Its front page featured a picture, entitled hello.jpg, showing a naked man stretching his anus with both hands. The photo became a notorious surprise image and Internet meme, and has been used in bait-and-switch pranks. As a consequence, Goatse is a world famous piece of the Internet generation's cultural legacy and a fixture of early internet culture. Goatse is one of the most enduring meme of Web 1.0. Read more on Wikipedia.

How many people have visted Goatse.cx?

10 million+

Who created this?

The Thousand Ether Goatse is based on the ThousandEtherHomapage, which in turns pays homage to the famous MillionDollarHomepage. The Thousand Ether Goatse is a fork of the ThousandEtherHomapage, which was created by @shazow and @mveytsman. They are not associated with Goatse.cx or Goatse in any other way.

Is this an ICO?

No.

What is your goal?

The goal is to allow ANYONE to own their part of Goatse.cx. We are using the blockchain to increase the ease of payment and administration.

What do I get?

You get to buy a piece of one of the world's most famous websites. At 0.001 ETH per pixel you can get a display ad and advertise anything you want, forever immortalized on the Ethereum blockchain. All the ad unit management happens on the blockchain. If you buy the ad slot, you own it forever (or until you transfer it to someone else).

Why a Thousand Ether Homepage and not a Million Ether Homepage?

The bottom line: We want the ad space to sell out. We’re confident we can sell out at 1,000 ETH, but a million ether at current prices is not realistic.

How long will this be up?

Your ad will be on the Ethereum blockchain forever! As long as someone somewhere is mining Ethereum, your little piece of blockchain history will endure too.

What happens when I buy an ad?

You’ll be able to publish a URL for an image and a URL that your ad links to. You can change them anytime you want as well! You can even transfer your ad to someone else.

Where are the images hosted?

The ad images are served to the user over HTTP, Swarm, or IPFS. You're responsibe for uploading them to a server or the Swarm or the IPFS network and providing the URL. You can also use a "data://" url, but this will cost you more gas to store. We do provide a periodic static cache of the (non-NSFW) images).

What will you do with the money?

Buy a lambo.

Can I upload hello.jpg or adult material?

This is the decentralised blockchain and we can’t stop you if you do, however we request you set the NSFW flag if it is not appropriate for minors or illegal in western society. NSFW ads are not displayed by default.

Goatse can never take your ad away, but we do reserve is to mark your ad as NSFW if we feel that it’s inappropriate.

If you mark your ad as NSFW, then you can always change it later. If we have to go in and override your ad to NSFW, then only we can change it to not-NSFW later. We don’t want to do it, but we don’t want to be liable for promoting questionable content.

I'm convinced, how do I buy?

Head over to the homepage and click 'Buy Pixels'. You'll need an Ethereum-enabled browser like Mist, Parity, or install the Metamask Chrome Extension.

When you buy an ad unit, you're buying it directly from the smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain. Its Goatse in the blockchain.