Renewal of Sjors Provoost’s Bitcoin Developer Grant

BitMEX has extended Sjors Provoost’s Bitcoin developer grant until May 2023, a six month extension from the previous grant. This is the third consecutive time BitMEX has provided Sjors a grant and BitMEX continues to support his work for the long term. Sjors has been a Bitcoin contributor since 2017. Sjors’s main area of focus is the hardware wallet, however he is also known for testing and reviewing code across the repository. He is also a co-host of the Bitcoin Explained technical Bitcoin podcast and the author of Bitcoin: A Work In Progress.

Commenting on the grant, Sjors said:

I’d like to thank BitMEX for continuing to support my open source development work. BitMEX has supported me for several years now and I am very grateful for that. In particular, I like the fact that the contract, which itself is open source and available on GitHub, ensures the work I do is independent (from BitMEX), as well as open source. I would like to use this opportunity (providing a quote about the grant) to plug my book “Bitcoin: A Work in Progress”, which is available on Amazon and all good online book shops.

This grant extension was first announced on Friday 21 October 2022, on stage at the Bitcoin Collective conference. A full copy of the presentation at the talk, which includes more details about the Bitcoin developer grant landscape, is available here.

This grant is based on the open source template grant contract. 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.