The Ethereum Basis is allocating 1 million USD in grant funding to organizations that educate governments and policymakers about Ethereum and blockchain expertise. We encourage others within the Ethereum group to assist their vital work.
An area to develop, and to do good
We perceive that transformative applied sciences elevate new questions for regulators and governments. Nonetheless, regulators should strike a steadiness between defending their constituents from unhealthy actors and fraud whereas additionally supporting the expansion of latest industries. The Ethereum group can have a constructive position on this course of, by offering info and assets to policymakers and governments.
The excellent news is that there are a rising variety of superb organizations which can be taking over this position for our group, a few of that are solely targeted on Ethereum and blockchain and others that perceive its potential as a software to satisfy their broader missions of privateness, transparency, monetary inclusion, and past.
Supporting those that assist us all
For the educators
The Ethereum Basis is offering grants that whole to $500,000 USD to 3 of the organizations which have helped paved the way in educating policymakers and regulators:
- Coin Center: The main US non-profit targeted on the coverage points going through blockchain networks
- Electronic Frontier Foundation: A non-profit chief in defending digital privateness, free speech, and innovation
- Fight for the Future: A grassroots activism group that fights for a future the place expertise is a power for liberation not oppression.
Assist us attain additional
There are, nevertheless, many different organizations that deserve the group’s assist. We consider it’s essential for the broader Ethereum group to have a voice in easy methods to allocate funding to advertise schooling on these vital subjects.
So, along with the grants above we’re additionally offering a $500,000 USD grant to the Gitcoin matching pool for their upcoming advocacy spherical.
Gitcoin’s crowdfunding rounds leverage quadratic funding, whereby particular person donations sign group sentiment in a given set of grants. In the course of the donation interval, grant house owners search funds from the group. The variety of contributions and whole quantity contributed to their mission influences the overall quantity allotted from the matching pool. The Gitcoin spherical will present the group with a chance to resolve which advocacy nonprofits ought to obtain further funding for their work.
We encourage everybody to take part within the Gitcoin spherical (they are going to announce extra particulars quickly), and to assist educate governments on the potential of what we’re constructing collectively, so we will create a regulatory surroundings that permits our group to do as a lot good as attainable.