- The Ethereum Foundation has released its list of recipients for its Wave 4 grants.
- The grants are given to people developing ETH baseed projects.
- Categories include scalability, security, and diversity.
The Ethereum foundation has released its list of recipients for its fourth wave of grants via a post on their blog.
According to the post that introduced the DEV grants, it was stated that the grants would be for those who are either contributing to the Ethereum platform or creating Ethereum-based programs.
The Purpose Behind
The grant is, according to the post, for the following purposes:
- To provide developers interested in contributing to the Ethereum ecosystem the opportunity to spend significant time on their project, in order to bring it to completion.
- To extend the codebase with useful components that are not the main focus of ΞTHDEV, but which would be very valuable to users of Ethereum generally.
- To increase the outreach to other communities and the general public.
Applications are opened periodically for the grant but they are only open to people with projects already in progress and not the upcoming projects.
There were a total of 20 recipients for this wave of grants.
In the scalability category, Non-Custodial Payment Channel Hub received $420K which will be given upon delivery of the open source SDK release built by Spankchain, Kyokan, and Connext at Devcon 4.
Prototypal received $375K for its Front-end state channel research and development.
Finality Labs received $250K to aid its Development of Forward-Time Locked Contracts (FTLC).
Kyokan received $250k for its development of production-ready mainnet Plasma Cash & Debit plugins.
Atomic Cross-Chain Transactions received. $65K. The research behind this project was led by Maurice Herlihy of Brown University.
Finally, EthSnarks received $40k for its development of a cross-compatible SDK for zkSNARKS to be viable on Ethereum.
In the aspect of security, Flintstones received $120k for the development of its Flint language including a security-focused IDE by Susan Eisenbach of Imperial College, London.
Recipients in the usability category were TrueBlocks – $120k, Open source block explorer, Gitcoin – $100K, VulcanizeDB – $75K, Buidler – $50K, Ethdoc – $25K, Ethers.js – $25K, Kauri – $25K.
The #BUIDL category recipient was Magic Money Tree (Dark Crystal) – $50K.
The winners for client diversity were Sigma Prime received $150K for Lighthouse Eth 2.0 client in Rust, Prysmatic Labs received $500K for Eth 2.0 Prysm client and Status received $500K for Eth 2.0 client in Nim.
The hackership recipients were Elizabeth Binks and Lindsey Gray who both got $10K.