It is official! Kickstarter has moved unto the payment vendor Stripe. Amazon Payment was dropped, much to everyone’s surprise. Alas, the drop has thus far been viewed as a good move. Previously Amazon had required business partners (project creators on Kickstarter) to set up new accounts. Today, Stripe will allow setting up without that long wait of several days which the previous had required.

The unfortunate news for our non-American friends though, is that while Amazon Payment was only available to the Americans, the same is true of Stripe. So for Asians who had been praying to jump onto the bandwagon of Kickstarter, it seems the wait could just be that little bit longer still. All things said and done, creators have not had any actual hands-onĀ in Kickstarter with Stripe as of now, and who knows if it will be for the better? Currently as it is, Stripe sure looks ready to make KS a better experience for one and all.