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 neighborhood to assist their vital work.
An area to develop, and to do good
We perceive that transformative applied sciences increase 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 neighborhood can have a constructive function on this course of, by offering data and sources to policymakers and governments.
The excellent news is that there are a rising variety of superb organizations which might be taking over this function for our neighborhood, a few of that are solely centered 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 a few of the organizations which have helped cleared the path in educating policymakers and regulators:
- Coin Center: The main US non-profit centered 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, nonetheless, many different organizations that deserve the neighborhood’s assist. We imagine it’s essential for the broader Ethereum neighborhood to have a voice in easy methods to allocate funding to advertise schooling on these vital matters.
So, along with the grants above we’re additionally offering a $500,000 USD grant to the Gitcoin matching pool for his or her upcoming advocacy spherical.
Gitcoin’s crowdfunding rounds leverage quadratic funding, whereby particular person donations sign neighborhood sentiment in a given set of grants. Through the donation interval, grant house owners search funds from the neighborhood. The variety of contributions and whole quantity contributed to their undertaking influences the full quantity allotted from the matching pool. The Gitcoin spherical will present the neighborhood with a possibility to resolve which advocacy nonprofits ought to obtain extra funding for his or her work.
We encourage everybody to take part within the Gitcoin spherical (they’ll announce extra particulars quickly), and to assist educate governments on the potential of what we’re constructing collectively, so we are able to create a regulatory setting that allows our neighborhood to do as a lot good as doable.
Keep tuned for extra on assist for instructional initiatives together with information from our Fellows, updates on community resources and extra.