Two more bitcoin developers receive grants from Square Crypto

advertisement

Square Crypto, the payment firm’s bitcoin development initiative, has awarded new grants. 

Announcing the news on Wednesday, Square Crypto said bitcoin developers Jon Atack and Tankred Hase are receiving grants. It did not disclose the sum involved.

Atack is a bitcoin core contributor and protocol researcher, according to his GitHub profile, while Hase is a Germany-based software engineer, according to his personal website

Square Crypto said Atack has been doing bitcoin core development work for almost a year. As for Hase, it said he is a UX-focused bitcoin developer, whose plans include “simplifying self-custody of smaller amounts of bitcoin, creating a public key server that makes it possible to text sats.”

Previously, Square Crypto has provided grants to pseudonymous bitcoin Lightning Network developer “ZmnSCPxj” and a $100,000 grant to the BTCPay Foundation, the non-profit organization behind BTCPayer Server. 

Last month, Square Crypto also unveiled its first product - Lightning Development Kit - to help developers integrate the Lightning Network with their bitcoin wallet applications.

Correction: This report has been corrected in order to reflect that Square Crypto unveiled its Lightning Development Kit last month. It has yet to be officially launched.

Related Reading

Get Your Crypto
Daily Brief

Delivered daily, straight to your inbox.

Layer-1 Platforms: A Framework for Comparison

The Block Research was commissioned by Algorand to create Layer-1 Platforms: A Framework for comparison, which provides a “look under the hood” at seven platforms: Algorand, Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain, Cosmos, Ethereum/Ethereum 2.0, Polkadot, and Solana. We assess their technical design, related ecosystem data, and qualitative factors such as key ecosystem members to get an understanding of how they differ. Having done this analysis, we draw some insights for what the future of the broader smart contract landscape could look like for years to come. 
Read Full Story
Aug 11, 2021, 5:18PM UTC
More