Open Source Developer Grant Program

100x, like other companies in the cryptocurrency space, relies heavily on the (often-volunteer) work of dedicated open source developers. This work may be difficult, demanding, and often thankless.

We believe it is the duty of corporations to help nourish the ecosystems in which they exist, giving back where possible to the projects from which they benefit—and from which their very business model may stem.

Without the millions of free hours dedicated by open source developers powering everything from our operating systems to our web servers to Bitcoin itself, the BitMEX trading platform could not have been built.

Under the 100x Open Source Developer Grant Program, we provide annual grants to developers working on Bitcoin, NodeJS, Java or Kubernetes. The application process for the 2020 Grant Program has now closed. Details of the 2021 Grant Program will be announced in due course.

In addition we may provide certain smaller grants, from time to time, related to the production of related educational materials, technical workshops or the transcribing or translation of relevant technical content.

Developer Grants

GranteeAreaTotal provided
MIT DCIBitcoin developmentUS$500,000
Michael FordBitcoin developmentUS$150,000
Gleb NaumenkoBitcoin developmentUS$100,000
Amiti UttarwarBitcoin developmentUS$75,000
Jeremy RubinBitcoin developmentUS$50,000
Calvin KimBitcoin developmentUS$40,000
TotalUS$915,000

Template Grant Contract

Any grant offers may be based on the “template grant contract”, which is published under an open source licence on Github.

View template grant contract

Other Grants & Donations

Grantee/DoneeDateAmount
JA WorldwideSept 2020US$1,000,000
Sinon (Node JS)Since Dec 2019US$100/month
Babel (Compiler for JavaScript)Since Sept 2017US$500/month
OpenMined COVID-19 CollectiveApril 2020US$300,000
Our World in DataApril 2020US$700,000
Nuclear Threat InitiativeApril 2020US$1,000,000
Gates Philanthropy PartnersApril 2020US$500,000
ShadowServer FoundationApril 2020US$400,000
The Water ProjectSept 2014US$2,390