Non-profit organization Ethereum Foundation dedicated to the support and development of similar blockchain, announced the names of the projects that will receive grants totaling more than $2.5 million reported in the company blog.
A total of 13 projects will receive funding for work in the areas of scalability, security, development, user interface and other aspects of the Ethereum blockchain.
The grants should help the community in the development of distributed applications (Dapps) and smart contracts, the report says. In addition, representatives of the Ethereum Foundation especially pay attention to the fact that all projects are working in different areas.
“We hope these grants will demonstrate to the community that we do see the missing elements in the ecosystem that need support. [The grants] will help teams and individual developers to prevent the tragedy of the Commons”, — stated in the message.
In addition, it is noted that the emphasis of the program has shifted slightly since then, as it was first announced in January. At that time the focus was mainly programmers working on solutions to the scalability of Ethereum.
“We extended support to projects working in the areas of scalability, security, and optimization. These startups no ICO, no tomenselo, and their main task is simply the creation of useful products and services”, — stated in the message.
It is worth noting that the funds will not only get the project working exclusively on the main network. In Ethereum Foundation noted that some of the grants went to “Acterna”, offering a helpful third-party development.
At the same time, the largest grant still received the team dealing with scalability and sharding: L4 Research ($1.5 million).
Full list of winners and directions looks like this:
- L4 Research — scalability, $1.5 million;
- Runtime Verification — security, $500 thousand;
- ETHGlobal — grant DevEx, $200 thousand;
- Prysmatic Labs — scalable, $100 thousand;
- DDA — grant #buidl, $100 thousand;
- Barcelona Supercomputing Center — scalability, $50 thousand;
- Taiwan Plasma Dev — scalable, $25 thousand;
- Ethers.js — grant DevEx, $25 thousand;
- Turbo Geth — scalability, $25 thousand;
- Solium — grant DevEx, $10 thousand;
- Alex Komarov — design, $10 thousand;
- Anonymous — “haltern”, $10 thousand;
- Ankit Raj — “haltern”, $10 thousand.
We will remind, earlier known Ethereum projects announced the allocation of grants for the development of the infrastructure network.