Not just our first grant recipient, but our first to receive two more. BTCPay Server is an open-source payments processor that squanders money on ironic business cards.
Validating Lightning Signer
Really basic LN infrastructure project that improves security by enabling signed transactions within enterprise HSMs, mobile phone secure elements, and hardware wallets.
The Eye of Satoshi
LN-focused watchtower that monitors blockchain transactions for malicious channel peers attempting to take off with other people’s beautiful coins.
An evolution of the techniques pioneered by CoinJoins, CoinSwap helps you stick it to the man by substantially improving bitcoin’s privacy and fungibility.
Summer of Bitcoin
Global summer internship program focused on introducing university students to bitcoin and open-source development. In addition to funding the program, interns receive $2,500 in bitcoin and cursed jewelry.
Not everyone has the time to painstakingly check what’s running on their wallet against public source code. But somehow, everyone at WS does.
Our first grantee working on bitcoin ZK proofs, a mechanic which allows nodes to quickly sync compressed blockchain data instead of countless potentially embarrassing transactions.