HRF Bitcoin Development Fund Grants 10 BTC to 13 Bitcoin Projects

"The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is pleased to announce 1 billion satoshis of gifts from its Bitcoin Development Fund," announced the organization.

HRF Bitcoin Development Fund Grants 10 BTC to 13 Bitcoin Projects
  • "HRF’s latest batch of grants focus on education for people living under authoritarian regimes, privacy and Lightning development, decentralized communications, and providing nonprofits and human rights groups with easier onramps to financial freedom tools. Areas of focus include key countries and regions in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa," announcement reads.

These are the projects receiving financial aid from the HRF:

  • RoboSats - a Tor-only, KYC-free platform enabling the exchange of Bitcoin for national currencies in a peer-to-peer fashion via the Lightning Network.
  • Bitshala Internship Program - a grassroots, Bitcoin educational initiative from India offering mentorship, resources, and opportunities to aspiring Bitcoin developers. 
  • Building Bridges to Bitcoin (BBB), an educational initiative in the Middle East and North Africa region by Ideas Beyond Borders (IBB) that provides local youth with educational Bitcoin material in Arabic.
  • Flash - a Nostr-enabled Lightning wallet designed to connect island economies in the Caribbean with Bitcoin.
  • Bitcoin Seoul - a Bitcoin conference in Seoul, Korea, dedicated to broadening the understanding and adoption of Bitcoin.
  • Margot Paez’s research examining the relationship between Bitcoin mining, human rights, and sovereignty.
  • Validating Lightning Signer (VLS) - an open-source project enhancing the Lightning Network’s security by separating private keys from a Lightning Node.
  • OpenSats - a 501(c)(3) public charity funding free and open-source projects, education, and research.
  • The Core - a non-profit Bitcoin educational platform in Kenya founded by Felix Mukungu.
  • Terry Yiu - a software engineer working on three Nostr-related projects: 1) the Nostr SDK, helping developers create Nostr-based apps for Apple devices; 2) Comingle, a conference app; and 3) Damus, a decentralized social platform.
  • Paulo Sacramento - a Bitcoin-focused UX designer and researcher who is studying the successful adoption of Brazil’s Pix digital payment system to derive lessons for broader Bitcoin adoption, especially for unbanked and underprivileged communities.
  • Blockchain Commons - a nonprofit supporting the continued development of FROST, a next-generation security protocol to improve the resilience and security of private keys.
  • Summer of Bitcoin - a global internship program enabling university students to contribute to Bitcoin open-source development and design.

HRF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made at Proposals for support can be submitted to

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