Three Bitcoin Core contributors, two Lightning Network wallet teams, and an Arabic translator will be the recipients of a $210,000 donation from the Bitcoin Development Fund of The Human Rights Foundation.
Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer of the organization, explained the round of gifts will be given to Bitcoin core development to make the running of nodes easier.
Calvin Kim, Dhruv Mehta, and Abubakar Nur Khalil, all core developers, will be awarded the largest sum from the donation, each receiving $50,000.
Rewarding the Bitcoin core developers
According to The Human Rights Foundation, Calvin Kim is currency engaged in various researches to scale the Bitcoin base layer with the Utreexo client. Currently, the studies are going well and have shown promising results.
Through his Twitter account, Kim said with this new grant, he will take his work a notch higher, aiming “towards making Utreexo usable by an end user.”
Dhruv Mehta on the other hand will continue his work on assuring Bitcoin Core’s security and Abubakar Nur Khalil will play a vital role in wallet optimization for his home country, Nigeria.
Lightning networks seek major contributions
With two grants from the foundation, each worth $25,000, the Lightning Network app ecosystem is expected to make major contributions.
Lighting wallet and encrypted messaging service provider Sphinx Chat will leverage its hauled funds to establish a new donation interface for humanitarians and activists.
Fellow Lightning wallet Breez will have its funding dedicated to bounties in adding Tor and NextCloud to its platform and integrate Lighting with Matrix.
Meanwhile, the translator, only named as Arabic HODL and entitled to a $10,000 grant, is expected to continue translating Bitcoin content into the Arabic language.
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