Active Bitcoin Developer Grants
Sjors has been a Bitcoin contributor since 2017. His main area of focus is the hardware wallet, however he is also known for testing and reviewing code across the repository. He joined BitMEX’s grant program in August 2021
Rene has been focusing on Lightning. He co-authored the book Mastering the Lightning Network and was pioneering in creating educational resources about the Lightning Network. He joined BitMEX’s grant program in September 2021
Chris has been contributing to Lightning and Bitcoin Core technologies since 2019. His primary focus is Bitcoin and mining protocols such as StratumV2. He joined BitMEX’s grant program in September 2021
BitMEX, 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.
Total Historic Open Source Developer Grant Funding
|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)
- 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|