HDR Global Trading Limited (HDR), like other companies in the Bitcoin space, relies heavily on the (often-volunteer) work of dedicated open source developers. This work may be difficult, demanding, and often thankless. We believe it is the duty of corporations to help nourish the ecosystems in which they exist, giving back where possible to the projects from which they benefit – and from which their very business model may stem. Without the millions of free hours dedicated by open source developers powering everything from our operating systems to our web servers to Bitcoin itself, the BitMEX trading platform could not have been built.
Therefore, HDR is delighted to announce the launch of its Open Source Developer Grant program. Under this program, we hope to add to those grants we have previously made to relevant developers by providing annual Open Source Developer Grants to developers working on Bitcoin, NodeJS, Java or Kubernetes. In addition we may provide certain smaller grants, from time to time, related to the production of related educational materials, technical workshops or the transcribing or translation of relevant technical content.
|Grantee Name||Area||Total Amount Provided|
|NodeJS – µWebSockets||US$215,000|
(Differences in rates between developers are primarily driven by the extent to which the developer has other sources of funding and cost of living adjustments)
- Bitcoin developer (including related technologies such as Lightning)
- NodeJS developer
- Java developer
- Kubernetes developer
- Non-developer grants – Including the production of educational materials, technical workshops, or the transcribing or translation of relevant technical content
- In general, grants are awarded free of obligation
- However, in the case of the Open Source Developer Grant, grantees will be required to write a report every 6 months on the development work they have conducted. This report is likely to be published on our website under an open source license.
Template Grant Contract
Any grant offers may be based on the “template grant contract”, which is published under an open source licence on GitHub
Other Grants & Donations
|US$100 per month|
|US$500 per month|