In this post, we’re excited to introduce the GTC token and our DAO that will govern Gitcoin — two crucial components allowing Gitcoin to decentralize and build an equitable protocol for funding open source development.
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.
Dear Funders League MultiSig Key Holders,
Hey Hackers! If you’re ready to build the next generation of web services and storage now is your chance to shine. Gitcoin is excited to announce our first exclusive virtual hackathon featuring Skynet by Sia, launching this Friday, February 28th.
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.
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.
Here’s how to participate in Gitcoin’s Ethereal Blocks virtual hackathon:
Step 1: Register and Join Discord
Before you jump in, please register for the hackathon here
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.
Exploring the Cartography of Crypto-Market Space-Time
It’s always been peculiar to me that, to the average consumer, Ethereum is synonymous with ICOs. I imagine that when Windows 95 was released, most people thought desktop computers were synonymous with the minesweeper game that shipped with that operating system.
Celebrating all we’ve achieved in 2018, and looking forward to 2019.
Dear Gitcoin Community,
As 2018 draws to a close, I’d like to (a) wish you a joyous end of year (b) celebrate our successes in this shared blockchain adventure.
In order to celebrate this occasion, I want to revisit some of our shared history.