Human Rights Foundation Donates $325K to Bitcoin Development: Eight Donations in Total

Human Rights Foundation Donates $325K to Bitcoin Development: Eight Donations in Total
  • Largest contribution of $100,000 goes to BTCPay Server, an open-source bitcoin payments processor.
  • Two donations of $50,000 each will be allocated to Jon Atak and Josh Kitman. Atak is a core developer continuously reviewing and working to improve Bitcoin, while Kitman is working on Fedimint, a Chaumian e-cash solution for Bitcoin.
  • A $25,000 donation to Keith Mukai is meant to further his work on Seed Signer, an offline, air-gapped Bitcoin hardware wallet. In addition to research and development, Mukai will build out multilingual support for right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Leigh Cuen is receiving a $25,000 grant for her work in developing a bitcoin donation guide for non-profits. The guide walks non-governmental organizations (NGOs), state institutions and activists on how to accept donations in bitcoin and is set to release next month in partnership with the Bitcoin Policy Institute.
  • Robosats, an open-source peer-to-peer (P2P) Lightning exchange, will also receive $25,000 to continue development.
  • Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian news outlet focused on investigative reporting on Russian politics and society, will also receive a $25,000 donation. The funding will enable the outlet to explore the relationship between cryptocurrency and human rights as it relates to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • The Vinteum Initiative, a non-profit bitcoin research and development center, will receive the last $25,000 for its educational seminars, fellowships, and grants used to support and build Bitcoin developers in Brazil.
  • HRF has donated over $1.5 million in BTC and USD over the past two years to further Bitcoin development across the world and will announce its next round of donations in January 2023.