Ever since 2013, I've been involved with Bitcoin and many other alt-coins over the years. More recently, there have been these ICO's or Initial Coin Offerings. Basically, the crypto coin equiv. of a stock offering, I guess. That got me to thinking... could Haiku offer their own crypto coin, and raise funds locally (directly through the local Haiku community), but then gain potentially more funds, once that coin was submitted/accepted by various exchanges?
Add to that, if the coin could only be mined strictly on Haiku systems (CPU mining only, of course, since there is no high-end graphics card support at this point), that would increase public awareness of the OS and incentivize usage, fund developers, etc.