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The Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund has announced a new set of grants to be awarded worldwide to support industry builders.

According to a statement sent to Bitcoin Magazine, “The focus is on Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.” Grants include:

  • $50,000 to: Gleb Naumenko For his work on Bitcoin Core, the launch of Coinpool, a Bitcoin scaling concept, and his research on SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT and Eltoo as potential Bitcoin scaling solutions.
  • $50,000 to Furzy for his work on Bitcoin Core, mainly on stability, security and performance features.
  • $25,000 to: Bitcoin4India to support community initiatives and local meetings, education, interpretation programs and local artisans.
  • $25,000 to: Bitcoin Mountain For building circular economies, meetings, conferences and training in Cameroon.
  • $25,000 to the We All Satoshi Project, “an organization in Africa that aims to identify teenage women and men of all religious backgrounds interested in technology and help them contribute to Bitcoin,” to help them develop a curriculum, organize. support networks and sponsoring programs.
  • $25,000 to associations of Tor relay operators to support network reliability and performance enhancements as recommended by the Tor Project. The goal is to help improve network reliability and performance, especially in light of recent DOS attacks, as a key privacy tool used around the world.
  • $25,000 to Bitcoin Magazine Ukraine to support regular Bitcoin meetings in Kyiv that continue even in the midst of war; the funding will also help support the launch of the first print edition of Bitcoin Magazine Ukraine.
  • $25,000 to: Dusty For his work on Lightning Splicing, which allows nodes to resize Lightning channels, allowing Bitcoin wallets to have a “single balance” where the wallet can pay both legacy on-chain destinations and make payments with Lightning. Lightning Splicing has the potential to dramatically improve the user experience on the Lightning Network.
  • $25,000 to Rasef 22, a leading independent pan-Arab media outlet covering 22 Arab countries. Based in Beirut since 2013, its 40 journalists work from the 4 corners of the world to provide relevant coverage of life in the Arabic-speaking world, focusing on freedoms, democracy and human rights, including the social impact of Bitcoin.
  • $25,000 to New Belarus, a digital democracy platform that aims to provide a framework for activating direct and representative democracy and preparing a new generation of politicians and democracy-savvy citizens, including programming that will focus on building a Bitcoin-based financial infrastructure.
  • $15,000 in travel grants to support students, activists, and developers at the Africa Bitcoin Conference with travel accommodations and flights, allowing men and women from across Africa to attend and build adoption on the continent.
  • And $10,000 to support Bitcoin++, a Mexico City-based Bitcoin developer conference with a special focus on privacy, with lectures and workshops.



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