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Kevin Owocki

It’s Time To Decentralize Gitcoin

When Gitcoin first started in 2017 we focused on the mission of growing and sustaining open source software. During my 10 years in tech startups I had seen that everything and I mean everything in the startup ecosystem was built on top of open source. From the protocols that are the substrate of the internet, to Linux, to WordPress (the most popular content management system in the world) billions of dollars in economic activity, and billions of users interact with open source every year.

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Gitcoin Quests is now LIVE

I am thrilled today to announce the launch of Gitcoin Quests.

Gitcoin Quests is a fun, gamified way to learn about the web3 ecosystem, compete with your friends, earn rewards, and level up your decentralization-fu!

Think Coinbase Earn, by and for the Ethereum community.

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Freelancers, Cryptocurrencies, and Taxes. How Do They All Fit Together?

The global employment landscape has been changing drastically over the last couple of decades. More than 53 million individuals, in the US alone, are doing some sort of freelance work – that’s 34% of the U.S. national workforce! The freelance community has also been one of the biggest and most vocal proponents of the crypto revolution. According to a survey last year, 29% of all US-based freelancers said that they prefer receiving a part of their payments/salaries in crypto. 

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Funding Open Source In The Blockchain Era

Exploring the Design Space: Inflation Funding, MicroTransactions, and More

In ERC 1789, I advocate for aggressively increasing funding for the Ethereum commons.

In this “moonshot” ERC, I advocate for inflation funding (as a starting point, 20% of the issuance rewards) to go to an organization, which fits our community values, to fund ETH 1.x, ETH 2.0, and other worthwhile projects.

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