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Matt Carano

Defending Quadratic Funding In Grants Round 10 And Beyond

Quadratic Funding is under Sybil attack

We’re on the cusp of Grants Round 10, and each round has been more successful than the last. We expect that trend will continue through this round as well. The Gitcoin mission is to enable communities to build and fund the open web, so of course we’re always excited to see more growth through grants. But as we grow, we must continue to protect the integrity of the round by defending the Quadratic Funding mechanism from attack.

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Announcement: Gitcoin Community Receives Generous Gift From Vitalik Buterin

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin sent 49 trillion Akita Inu tokens (AKITA) worth approximately $5mm at the time of this posting to the Gitcoin Community’s multisig wallet. This wallet is used to offer matching funds for Gitcoin Grants rounds. Gitcoin Grants is a quarterly crowdfunding campaign for open source projects. These projects get a portion of the match funds based on their fundraising success.

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Built to Explore: The Skynet Spring 2021 Hackathon!

It is our great pleasure to announce Skynet’s Spring 2021 hackathon, featuring more than $25,000 in prizes for participants. This hackathon is focused around content and media, and for the first time ever they are opening the prize pool to every single member of the community. The official kickoff begins April 9th!

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