Users can fund great open source software teams, communities, “public goods” components, and more through the platform, and the Ether Foundation and many third-party organizations will also match their funding with more donations, providing more early or ongoing help to the blockchain and broader open source software industry.
In May of this year, the GTC governance token was launched to decentralize Gitcoin. The GTC token devolves governance to the community primarily through Stewards. Community Stewards will be actively involved in funding rounds moving forward, deciding on round sizes and allocations, approving expenses, and even helping to prevent fraud, witchcraft, and collusion attacks against Quadratic Funding. So far, the community has approved round sizes and allocations.
Over the past nine rounds of donations, Gitcoin has “funneled” more than $10 million in donations to more than 1,600 projects in the important Web3 ecosystem. These projects include large DeFi projects, important ethereum infrastructure, major Web3 news outlets, and other artistic community projects. Without Gitcoin’s contributions, many quality public open source projects would have missed out on good development opportunities due to funding issues.
In a departure from previous rounds, matching funds for Round 10 donations will be distributed by category: Infrastructure Development ($195,000), DApp ($162,500), Global Community ($130,000) and Latin American Regional Projects ($65,000), Organizations Building Gitcoin ($50,000), NFT project ($48.75K), and DGOV ($48.75K).
As of June 23, Gitcoin’s Round 10 funders (sponsors) include, in addition to the Ether Foundation, Gitcoin Core, IoTex Network, Vite Labs, The Graph, Minds, Bluzelle, Polygon (formerly Matic) Aave, Mask Network, OPGames, Reflexer Labs, Badger Finance, Perpetual Protocol, DODO Labs, unigrants, Force, 88mph, district0x, CenterPrimex, the Algorand Foundation, IOSG Ventures, PUNK.PROTOCOL, TellerProtocol, etc.
What is Gitcoin?
Gitcoin provides a platform for open source projects of all sizes to seek and receive funding. In addition to the donations received by each project during each round of Gitcoin donations, Gitcoin also uses this as a reference to coordinate the allocation of funds from the Ether Foundation in order to increase the chances of quality projects receiving investment.
Funding for open source projects can contribute to the development of the blockchain ecosystem as a whole, and Gitcoin, the open source software development incentive platform, is an essential force for the benefit of the blockchain world.
Gitcoin uses a quadratic voting model to crowdfund projects to allocate funds, solving the inefficient financing of public goods in the ethereum ecosystem and encouraging minority voting.
What teams can I fund?
There is no shortage of quality projects or teams on Gitcoin, but there are so many that the overall quality varies and it’s hard to screen them.
Fortunately, there are a few teams that we are familiar with and that continue to work in the ethereum ecosystem as “public goods” that haven’t found a suitable business model yet. So by directly funding these teams, they may be able to use the funds to make more contributions in the ethereum community.
If you have any recommended teams or projects, please feel free to contact us as well.
Recommended by: Pan Zhixiong
WalletConnect is the current infrastructure that allows wallets on mobile to communicate with the web side of the computer, which is already supported by most DeFi protocols and wallet sides. They’ve been maintaining the protocol as a public good, so they’ve only been able to fund development through donations such as Gitcoin, so look for them to continue working on a more stable and easy-to-use version.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/275/walletconnect
Recommended by: Pan Zhixiong
HardHat, a new generation of ethereum development tools developed by Nomic Labs, has been very well received by developers. Their goal is to develop a flexible, powerful, scalable, and fast development environment for professional developers.
Gitcoin Donation Link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/1592/hardhat-by-nomic-labs
Tokenized Tweets (NFT)
Recommended by KarenZ
Tokenized Tweets allows users to tweet their favorite tweets without Gas minted on Polygon, and the same tweet can only be tokenized once. The team has now switched from the previous model of minting NFTs via Twitter tokens to a Chrome extension, and will later build a sales and auction marketplace.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/1090/tokenized-tweets
Recommended by KarenZ
clr.fund is a permission- and trust-free secondary funding application for ethereum public goods. secondary funding results are calculated from zero-knowledge proofs provided by MACI and are accurate, censorship-resistant, privacy-preserving, and coercion-resistant. clr.fund will use this round of grants to continue to grow clr.fund and to provide matching funds for subsequent funding of clr.fund. and to provide matching funds for subsequent funding rounds. The Next Gitcoin?
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/524/clrfund
Recommended by: angelilu3
RSS3 is an open source protocol designed for content and social networking in the Web 3 era. Their vision is a world where information delivery is free, secure, efficient and centralized, where each network actor has distributed control over their data, where index files and content files should be under distributed hosting, and where the right to edit files is determined by their key. The team upholds the values of neutrality, inclusion, equality, security, and privacy, and RSS3 is designed to be extremely open to modules with different functions.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/2679/rss3
ECN Ether Chinese Community (Community)
Recommended by: angelilu3
The overall purpose of ECN is to promote awareness and adoption of the Ethernet blockchain as the next generation of social infrastructure. To further make China a part of the Ethernet world and bridge the broader ecosystem and community, they strive to advance Ethernet-related activities including education, translation, community building, news feeds, communication and event organization.
Gitcoin Donation Link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/380/ethereumcn-ecn
Dark Forest (game)
Recommended by: A Poplar Tree
Dark Forest is a decentralized real-time strategy (RTS) game built on ethereum and the sidechain xDAI with simple zero-knowledge proofs (zkSNARK), where players start with their own planet, randomize their location, and expand their visibility and force by conquering other planets. Dark Forest’s innovation is that zkSNARK makes the player’s route of action undisclosed, allowing the player to act in complete privacy.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/2323/dark-forest
Recommended by: a poplar tree
Compared to V2, the biggest change in Uniswap V3 is that it changes the original AMM model to “Concentrated Liquidity”, which is similar to an order book, making the setting of price ranges, etc., extremely important for commission revenue. DeFiLab_xyz, a Uniswap V3 simulation tool created by DeFiLab, allows users to perform calculations and simulations with the tool and parameters, and supports the community in creating and simulating LP positions, with plans to gradually expand to other tools and protocols.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/2575/defilab_xyz
Recommended by: CCC
The equivalent of a personal portfolio management backend. The feature is the integration of both centralized exchange investment performance and the performance of investments participating in DeFi projects. The platform allows users to perform a complete analysis of their investments in the crypto space. Also, since Rotki keeps data locally, the data is not handed over to the service, which is a good way to bring privacy to users.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/149/rotki-the-portfolio-tracker-and-accounting-tool-t
Let Anyone Write Smart Contracts (tool)
Recommended by: CCC
The project behind it is Q-Modeler, which aims to build a light development platform that allows non-technical people to program simple logical blockchain applications by way of component tools. With Q-Modeler, users can first create a logical chain of programs, later they can add parameters or select functions in each logical point, and then form the complete program with some code modules built into Q-Modeler. It’s a great idea, but the team and specific technical details have not been disclosed yet, so please choose carefully.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/2460/let-anyone-write-smart-contracts
Recommended by: Yan Xin (EthSign)
Snapshot is an off-chain, no-gas-consuming governance platform used by a large number of mainstream DeFi projects! Snapshot’s proposals and votes require voter signatures, but do not need to be on-chain, and all data is stored on IPFS. The project is designed to be very practically oriented, allowing the community to participate in the governance of the project at low cost. The project design is currently relatively simple and could have a lot of room for optimization with more funding.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/1093/snapshot
Recommended by Yan Xin (EthSign)
The Keeper network is a key component that has not been fully explored and plays an important role in both DeFi and Web3 applications. However, Keep3r.network currently lacks maintenance and has only a simple interface. keep3r.live provides data tracking tools and historical data browsing pages for the former, which can serve Keepers very well.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/1541/keep3rlive
Recommended by: D1 Ventures
Nethermind, an ethereum client, has made numerous advances since the last round of Gitcoin funding, such as the Nubia team – providing an L2-based solution for DeFi using the Cairo language and the platform provided by StarkWare. The Mev team is working with Flashbots to focus on research and prototyping of “MEV fair extraction” for ETH1.0, ETH2.0, sidechains and L2; a new partnership with StarkWare for research and development on STARKs, etc. …..
Its future plans include continuing to develop and eventually implement the ETH1.0-ETH2.0 merger, L2 extensions and MEV; understanding and improving current and future needs of Ethernet developers (required tools and documentation); and supporting the development of future core Ethernet developers, etc. ……
Nethermind deserves respect and support for providing infrastructure and tools for Ether and DeFi, and for its forward-looking research and on-the-ground development.
Gitcoin Donation Link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/142/nethermind
Recommended by: D1 Ventures
Miga Labs is building tools to analyze the state of the ETH2.0 network, such as understanding the level of software decentralization of ETH2.0 clients. By providing open source tools and relevant data to the ETH2.0 community, Miga Labs hopes to help with the development and deployment of ETH2.0.
Gitcoin donation link: https://gitcoin.co/grants/2736/miga-labs-eth2-software-tools-and-network-data
How do I participate in Gitcoin donations?
Step 1: Open Gitcoin
Open the Gitcoin donation page and you can find all the projects in Issue 10. Open the Gitcoin donation page and you can find all the projects in Issue 10, the seven categories on the home page, or you can search for projects at
Step 2: Select the item you want to donate
Click the “Add to Cart” button on the item card to add it to your shopping cart and select the amount (e.g. 5 DAI). The page after adding the cart will look like this.
Step 3: Payment
Select the shopping cart in the upper right corner of the page.
Once in the shopping cart, set a different donation amount for each item and then you can checkout at the bottom of the page.
There are two payment methods in the bottom right corner.
Standard Checkout: If you wish to donate directly instead of zkSync, you can pay directly by clicking on “Standard Checkout”, this method requires a higher on-chain gas fee of at least a dozen to several tens of dollars.
Checkout with zkSync: If you want to pay less for gas and you already have funds on zkSync, you can click “Checkout with zkSync”.
Important: Do not close this page or the zkSync page until the transfer is complete!
Click on “Proceed” and a new page will pop up.
Click on “Connect your wallet” to select your wallet link method, usually using MetaMask.
As an example, select MetaMask and connect your wallet to.
Select “Next” and the following page appears.
Select “Connect” and the following screen appears.
If you don’t have DAI on zkSync, you can deposit a certain amount of DAI through the Open Wallet function.
If your DAI balance exceeds the amount you need to pay, you can click “Complete payment” and sign to complete the payment.
The donation process is complete, or you can consider sharing it on Twitter.
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