Wave I Grantees
Thank you to everyone who applied for a ConsenSys Grant! We received an outstanding number of applications and were blown away by the number of diverse and creative submissions received. ConsenSys Grants is constantly refining itself to better serve the community and we thank everyone who has provided helpful feedback. Our efforts are further amplified through the work you have contributed on a day to day basis and we look forward to reviewing future applications!
Check out the first wave of recipients of ConsenSys Grants, and keep an eye out for opportunities for your own project to receive funding!
Ribbon Blockchain – Public Health Incentives App – $25,000
Ribbon is a public health incentives app using tokenized incentives to make positive lifestyle changes. It is focused on reducing the burden on the medical system and making communities healthier.
Nori – $10,000
Nori is finding a way to solve climate change—not just make it less bad. Using blockchain technology to incentivize carbon removal makes sense. Nori is preventing fraud and double-counting in the carbon market, and the NORI token enables the world to set a truly market-driven price on removing a ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Usability and Dev Tooling
KickBack – $10,000
KickBack will help blockchain event organizers attract new participants with little to no knowledge or experience of interacting with dapps and smart contracts. Kickback (and “Blockparty”, its predecessor prototype) have so far served over 50 events with nearly 1000 participants. These were mostly crypto related meetups, hackathons, conference, and social events.
Vyper: – $10,000
A contract-oriented, pythonic programming language targeting the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
Gas stations network / EIP-1613 – $25,000
Solving the gasless users onboarding problem in a trustless decentralized way through a network of incentivized relays.
Notus – $10,000
Notifications and transactional email are essential for a quality user experience. Notus aims to make providing the same level of service to dapp users as easy as possible. Notus is a service that allows users to trigger webhooks from Ethereum smart contract events or Graph Protocol GraphQL subscriptions.
Education & Technical Knowledge
Black Girls CODE Blockchain Immersion Program – $25,000
BGC seeks to provide young women of color with the skills to both develop into thought leaders within the developer space and occupy developer, designer, and business roles in the expanding blockchain ecosystem. To do so, Black Girls CODE is developing a three-tiered blockchain program that focuses on education, immersion, and the provision of “hackternships” to test practical ecosystem knowledge.
Africa Blockchain Developers Program – $10,000
The goal of the Ethereum developer program is to give African developers the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to become industry-ready blockchain developers. ABA is working with our network of partners across the continent to provide mentorship and support activities to developers. Projects for participants sponsored through this grant will be social impact challenges to solve unique African problems co-ideated with ConsenSys.
Lighthouse, a security-focused Ethereum Serenity client – $25,000
Lighthouse is a security-focused Ethereum Serenity client. As a free, open-source Ethereum Serenity client, Lighthouse will enable users to enjoy the benefits of a sharded, proof-of-stake Ethereum platform, providing at least 1000x capacity. This project lays the foundation for future improvements that can provide exponential scalability to Ethereum. Further, proof-of-stake eliminates resource-intensive mining operations, minimizing energy consumption.