BITCOIN GRANTS TRACKER

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Last updated on 24 October 2020

Funder

Grantee

Information/URL

Source code

Product

Grant Date

Amount

Announcement

Grant Type

Description of Grant

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 contributions

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