Renewal of Rene Pickhardt’s Bitcoin Developer Grant

BitMEX has extended Rene Pickhardt’s Bitcoin developer grant until November 2023, a six month extension from the previous grant. This is the fourth consecutive time BitMEX has provided Rene a grant, over a three year period. 

Commenting on the grant, Rene said:

BitMEX has been and continues to be a very generous and supportive partner to my work. It is my impression that BitMEX understands that research is an unpredictable endeavour that needs freedom, time and resources to enable the necessary creativity to identify and solve the problems and challenges that we face. With the support of BitMEX I intend to continue my research on routing reliability of the Lightning Network protocol. 

Rene’s grant is based on the open source template grant contract. BitMEX has a policy of allowing “stacking”, which means grantees are free to get funding from other sources while being part of the BitMEX grant program. BitMEX, the platform which invented the perpetual swap contract, is proud to support open source Bitcoin development and engineering, aimed at improving Bitcoin’s robustness, scalability and privacy.