Today, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has announced four new grants as part of its Bitcoin Development Fund, a program launched last year to financially support Bitcoin developers working to make the network more private, decentralized and resilient.
Nonprofits focused on preserving human rights around the world will donate $ 25,000 in BTC to Jesse Posner, who works with adapter signatures and discrete log contracts (TLC); $ 25,000 in BTC to the team behind Munn Wallet; $ 10,000 in BTC to Janine, who handles a Bitcoin newsletter; and $ 10,000 in BTC to the team behind open source cryptography, nonprofit Blockchain Commons.
“This wave of donations will support Bitcoin development, a new open source wallet, a privacy newsletter and internships for students to work with Bitcoin software and new user training,” according to an HRF message shared with Bitcoin Magazine.
The announcement also offered details on how each recipient and project could develop Bitcoin as a sovereignty tool.
Posner previously worked with key management for the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase before switching to open source technology. HRF expects that his contribution will help him investigate and implement key management for Bitcoin after the activation of Root root, which highlights the potential of flexible round-optimized Schnorr threshold signatures (FROST) to help users easily and privately control funds.
The flash-compatible Munn Wallet is available for Android and iPhone and aims to make it easier for users to keep their bitcoin. The project is based in Argentina and is led by Dario Sneidermanis.
Janines “This month in Bitcoin PrivacyNewsletter collects and distributes the latest news and instructions in Bitcoin integrity to help readers better protect themselves from bad actors and prying eyes while using the technology.
Blockchain Commons, an organization working to create decentralized blockchain infrastructure, is expected to contribute to the launch of a series of Bitcoin-focused internships for college students. The internships will give participants the opportunity to contribute to Bitcoin software development and to assist HRF network activists on board Bitcoin.
For example, they allow journalists and dissidents under authoritarian regimes to have personal help on how to set up a bitcoin payment processor on their website, for example, so that they can receive donations from anywhere in the world, set up a wallet that they control and sell bitcoin securely to fiat securely when needed to pay for software spending, ”according to the announcement.
The HRF Bitcoin Development Fund has supported many individuals and projects since its inception, including Chris Belcher CoinSwap, Gloria Zhao for package memepool accept, Global Mesh Labs team for the Lot49 protocol, Ben Kaufman for Specter Wallet, Openings for JoinInbox, Evan Kaloudis for Zeus and Fontaine for Fully Noded.