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The beauty of blockchains and smart contracts is the global, open-source nature of their development, with developers from around the world working together to make their underlying infrastructure more secure, increasingly functional, and easier to adopt for new users. It’s why blockchains like Ethereum have morphed into public goods, supporting numerous decentralized applications (dApps) that are currently enhancing how users monetize and exchange value across various market segments.
In support of open-source development, we are proud to join the upcoming Gitcoin Grants Round 10 as a matching partner. Our financial contributions will go towards the development of Ethereum infrastructure that the Ethereum community has deemed most important via Gitcoin’s quadratic funding model. By democratizing funding, Gitcoin incentivizes developers to build key infrastructure and tooling such as open-source programming libraries, lightweight Ethereum clients, new Ethereum 2.0 implementations, more reliable monitoring tools, new testing suites and deployment tooling, and more. Gitcoin also provides financial compensation via open-source grants for the maintenance of highly critical existing infrastructure to ensure Ethereum dApps remain secure and operational at all times.
This comes as part of our continued effort to provide financial resources directly to developers in the Ethereum and wider smart contract ecosystem, such as through other Gitcoin Funding rounds, bug bounty programs, and hackathons. Additionally, the Chainlink Community Grant Program provides financial support to the many development teams and researchers building solutions for the Chainlink Network. We encourage talented individual developers and development teams to apply to the grant program here, or if you are an academic researcher and want to collaborate, contact us.
Democratizing Financial Support for Ethereum Developers
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