The Ethereum (ETH) Foundation has just announced its fourth set of grants given out to 20 individuals and groups working on the Ethereum blockchain.
— Ethereum (@ethereum) October 15, 2018
Ethereum (ETH) Grants
According to the official press release, the total amount of the fourth round of awards was just over $3 million USD.
In the announcement, the Ethereum Foundation expresses its gratitude to members of the community by saying:
“Thank you to all the fantastic community members that have applied with creative ideas on how to bolster our ecosystem. We would not exist without the time and energy that you put into Ethereum. While the program continues to grow, we will increasingly continue to involve more community members in the decision making process.”
The biggest grants handed out went to Prystmatic Labs and to States, worth $500,000 a piece. Both of these companies are working on developing Ethereum 2.0.
“The ethereum killer is ethereum, the ethereum of China is ethereum, the ethereum of Taiwan is ethereum… 2.0,” said Vitalik Buterin at BeyondBlock Taipei 2017.
Grant recipients were divided by the manner in which they contributed to the development of the Ethereum network and the importance of their work. Other large grants were given to Finality Labs and Prototypal for front-end state channel research.
The funds given out in the awards comes from the Ethereum Capital Fund, which was founded back in February of 2018. Six large-scale blockchain projects created this fund. Golem, OmiseGo, Cosmos, Raiden, and Global Brain all agreed they would grant $100 million to various projects that developed the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem.
Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, also donates money to open-source projects that build solutions to improving the Ethereum blockchain network.
Currently, the Ethereum team is gearing up for Devcon 4 that will be held from Oct 30th–Nov 2nd in Prague. Tickets are currently sold out to this event. Devcon is Ethereum’s annual conference to educate and empower the Ethereum community to build decentralized applications on the Ethereum network.
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