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.
|MIT DCI||Bitcoin development||US$500,000|
|Michael Ford||Bitcoin development||US$150,000|
|Gleb Naumenko||Bitcoin development||US$100,000|
|Amiti Uttarwar||Bitcoin development||US$75,000|
Template Grant Contract
Any grant offers may be based on the “template grant contract”, which is published under an open source licence on Github.
Other Grants & Donations
|Sinon (Node JS)||Since Dec 2019||US$100/month|
|OpenMined COVID-19 Collective||April 2020||US$300,000|
|Our World in Data||April 2020||US$700,000|
|Nuclear Threat Initiative||April 2020||US$1,000,000|
|Gates Philanthropy Partners||April 2020||US$500,000|
|ShadowServer Foundation||April 2020||US$400,000|
|The Water Project||Sept 2014||US$2,390|