BitMEX, popular Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, Announced today that its open source developer funding program will soon be reopened to new applicants.
The exchange began directly supporting Bitcoin developers in July 2019, providing Michael Ford with a $50,000 grant. Since then, BitMEX has renewed Michael’s funding for another two years and has also supported other open source Bitcoin developers such as Gleb Naumenko, Calvin Kim, Amiti Uttarwar, and Jeremy Rubin.
“Our support for these developers is very long-term. Although the grant commitment is usually twelve months, we are always seeking to renew and continue to provide support. We believe our track record to date proves this. In the past Within a few months, it was announced that Amiti would be supported by Gemini, so her funding from BitMEX would end. Our goal is to discover new open source Bitcoin developers and provide them with financial support within a few years. We are very happy with another one. The exchange has taken over the funds, so we will seek to attract new development talent.”
– BitMEX team
In the next few months, the BitMEX team plans to identify one or two open source Bitcoin developers to support; the initial period will be 12 months, but it may be longer.
After the application is submitted successfully; the selected developers will be interviewed by the BitMEX research director; and the developers who build and maintain the BitMEX Bitcoin wallet.
Interviews may take place in August, and new grantees will be announced at the end of September.
For more information, please check BitMEX authorization page.