BITCOIN GRANTS TRACKER

Tracking Bitcoin grants to bring visibility and transparency for funders, developers and the community.
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Funder

Grantee

Information/URL

Source code

Product

Grant Date

Amount

Announcement

Grant Type

Description of Grant

Bitcoin

2021/08

$80,000

Development

Bitcoin Core development

Bitcoin

2021/08

$37,500

Development

Sjors will continue to maintain forkmonitor.info and adding some features, however his main focus will be Bitcoin Core.

Bitcoin

2021/06

$100,000

Development

Bitcoin Core development

Bitcoin

2021/06

$100,000

Development

This Grant Will Allow Gleb To Focus On Implementing His Research Ideas And Gleb Is Also Planning On Helping With Some Of The Groundwork To Get Others’ Big Ideas Like AltNet And Utreexo Merged Into Bitcoin Core.

Bitcoin

2021/06

Development

João will focus on testing, reviewing code, and on improving the Bitcoin Core user experience, especially on mobile.

Bitcoin

2021/06

$100,000

Education

Brink supports the Bitcoin developer community through funding, education, and mentoring. It's playing a crucial role in increasing the number of developers working on Bitcoin, while giving them the tools to be more effective.

Bitcoin

2021/06

Development

Jarol plans to focus on providing support for open issues, reviewing and testing pull requests, as well as improving the Bitcoin Network's graphical user interface.

Bitcoin

2021/06

$50,000 from HRF, others unknown

Development

Dhruv will push BIP324 forward and leverage it in the bitcoin-seeder to allow for authenticated seeds, increasing Bitcoin’s security. He will also work on increasing fuzz test coverage and automation.

Bitcoin

2021/06

$50,000

Development

Bridge funding for Abubakar, as he works to develop Bitcoin wallet software for the Nigerian context.

Bitcoin

2021/06

Development

Amiti’s specific focus will continue to be on improving the privacy, testing, and robustness of Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer layer.

Bitcoin

2021/05

$150,000

Development

Continue Moving The Utreexo Project To Something A User Can Download And Use.

Bitcoin

2021/05

Development

Raj will contribute to BDK and other Rust ecosystem projects.

Bitcoin, Lightning

2021/03

Development

Antoine will focus on security flaws in the Bitcoin protocol, with a primary focus on Lightning. He also focuses on building the Lightning Development Kit project, initiated by Square Crypto.

Bitcoin

2021/03

$118,500

Development

Michael continues his work as Bitcoin Core contributor.

Bitcoin

2020/12

$150,000

Education

Brink, a London-based, non-profit fellowship program that will sponsor and mentor exemplary Bitcoin developers.

Bitcoin

2020/12

$50,000

Education

Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund aims to support Bitcoin developers working to enhance privacy on the Bitcoin Network and ensure that bitcoin is a tool for financial freedom.

Bitcoin

2020/10

Development

Riccardo will help build the Bitcoin Development Kit and work on Firma, his project to turn old phones and computers into air-gapped bitcoin wallet signers.

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/09

Development

Antoine will continue working on Bitcoin and Lightning Network following his residency Chaincode Labs.

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/09

$100,000

Development

Renewal of Square Crypto's initial grant from last year for BTCPay Server to continue on it's mission to build best in class open source Bitcoin software.

Bitcoin

2020/09

Design

Daniel will bring structure to and help create the first version of a private key management section for the Bitcoin Design Guide.

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/08

Design

Johns will focus on the user flow of requesting, sending and receiving a payment on Bitcoin and Lightning Network.

Bitcoin

2020/08

$40,000

Development

Calvin will continue researching and implementing Utreexo to find scalability solutions for Biotcoin's UTXO set.

Bitcoin

2020/08

>$100,000

Development

Improving of Bitcoin’s test infrastructure and modularizing the code better segment it for developers to have a targeted focus.

Bitcoin

2020/08

Development

  • Openoms will work on a graphical user interface for JoinMarket

  • Evan will continue working on Zeus

  • Fontaine will work on a Tor-based web app counterpart to Fully Noded

Bitcoin

2020/08

Development

Prototype an alternative payment channel construct to compare against LN & build a DLC prototype.

Bitcoin

2020/07

Design

Explore new visual, verbal, musical, and physical techniques to help people memorize their private keys without the need for a pen and paper.

Judica(Jeremy Rubin)

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/07

$50,000

Development

Complete critical infrastructure work on the mempool; support additional developers on this effort.

Bitcoin

2020/07

Development

Create a secure and easy to use mobile cross platform (iOS/Android) Bitcoin wallet dev kit and example wallet app.

Bitcoin

2020/07

Design

Structure the Bitcoin design community & build "Getting Started" guide

Bitcoin

2020/07

Development

Continue work on Bitcoin Core, including Schnorr and Taproot.

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/06

Development

Contribute to Bitcoin Core, specifically to p2p and privacy (Tor V3 support)

Bitcoin, CoinSwap

2020/06

Development

CoinSwap Implementation for Massively Improving Bitcoin Privacy and Fungibility

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/06

Development

Talaia is building a FOSS Lightning Network watchtower called The Eye of Satoshi

Bitcoin, CoinSwap

2020/06

Development

CoinSwap Implementation for Massively Improving Bitcoin Privacy and Fungibility

Bitcoin

2020/06

Development

Development of free, secure, private and censorship-resistant payment processor

Bitcoin, Lightning

2020/06

Development

LSP is a critical Lightning project that improves security within enterprise (HSMs), mobile phone secure elements and hardware wallets.

Bitcoin

2020/06

$150,000

Development

Increase test coverage for P2P layer to ensure a robust codebase & strong automated test coverage to allow devs to make changes with confidence.

Bitcoin

2020/06

$100,000

Development

Work on security and privacy of the core software, protocol analysis, advance Bitcoin research and bring attention to open problems.

Bitcoin

2020/05

$100,000

Development

Development of free, secure, private and censorship-resistant payment processor

Bitcoin

2020/05

$80,000

Development

Development of free, secure, private and censorship-resistant payment processor

TBD, accepting applications

Bitcoin, Mining

2020/05

Development

Develop a decentralized standard for Bitcoin mining with Stratum V2

Bitcoin

2020/05

$100,000

Development

Help accelerate the pace of Bitcoin development and highlight significance of open source dev communities like BTCPay.

Bitcoin

2020/03

Development

Hennadii has been contributing in his spare time for over two years, more recently focusing on the build system, networking stack, and general peer review.

Bitcoin

2020/03

Development

UX-focused Bitcoin developments

Bitcoin

2020/03

Development

Bitcoin Core development

Bitcoin

2020/03

$100,000

Development

Bitcoin

2020/03

$250,000

Development

Bitcoin, Lightning

2019/12

Development

Contribute to Lightning and C-Lightning

Bitcoin

2019/12

Development

Focus on Bitcoin Core dev process, improve docs for new core contributors, participate in concept review of major future version.

Bitcoin

2019/11

$30,000

Development

Development of free, secure, private and censorship-resistant payment processor

Bitcoin

2019/09

$100,000

Development

Create anything, as long as it’s free and open-source software that improves the security, scalability, privacy, user experience, or fungibility of bitcoin.

Bitcoin

2019/07

$50,000

Development

Bitcoin

2019/05

$250,000

Development

Bitcoin

2018/10

Development

Bitcoin

Development

Bitcoin

Development

Bitcoin

2018/01

Development

Bitcoin

2018/01

Development