Gitcoin is building.. And we are so excited to share this new future with you!
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.
Gitcoin began in 2017 as a passion project for Kevin Owocki with the goal of empowering developers to earn while building open source, digital public goods projects. By...
Product Updates From Q1 2019
In this Gitcoin product update mega-edition, we’ll be covering two months of product updates to Gitcoin (January and February). The team has been hard at work. We’ve gotten a lot done and are excited to share!
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.
R&D for Busy Developers
Austin has been doing part-time work in the Ethereum ecosystem for several months, producing screencasts of his research on MetaTx’s, EIP 1337 Subscriptions, and, most recently, Burner Wallets.
Pushing Seamless UX Forward With Meta Transactions
I’m extremely honored to announce that I will be joining the Gitcoin team full time as their Director of Research. My tasks will include continuing to #BUIDL and #SHIPL in the meta transaction space with an emphasis on seamless onboarding into Ethereum and assisting with some special projects that are yet to be announced. Hanging out with the team at ETHSanFrancisco really got me excited for the opportunity to work with such amazing hackers.
Updates from our summer, the road to Devcon, and Q4 Objectives
The Gitcoin team has been hard at work throughout the summer and fall growing open source. As we transition into winter, we’ll look back at what we accomplished in Q3 while looking forward to the holiday season.
How we patched a critical production issue, with help from our friends at Deco Network.
On July 26th 2018, I received a message from my friend David Sneider of the Deco Network:
His CTO, Chris Cassano, had been looking through our Tips code, which had just received a major update the previous day, and found a vulnerability in the new code.
Our Q2 OKR Results, product updates, and the future of open source
Gitcoin’s mission is to grow open source. We build our technology open source. We have a wonderful open source community. We also openly share our successes and failures. Let’s review the most recent past and then look ahead to the future we see on the horizon for ourselves and the open source space in general.