The Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund has done another magic trick. They used the sat standard to advertise their latest round of ‘freebies’. This time around, it “focuses on the development of the Bitcoin core, lightning and wallet, as well as expanding Bitcoin education and translation into emerging markets and authoritarian regimes,” said the HRF in A press release. They distributed 425 million sats.

As of May 2020, the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund has focused on improving the privacy, usability and resilience of the Bitcoin network. It was created “to support open source software”. So far, it “has allocated over $ 1.1 million worth of Bitcoin and dollars to over 30 developers and educators around the world.”

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So who are the recipients this time around? Let’s meet them.

The Human Rights Foundation donated 100 million Satoshis to:

  • The only recipient who received a full bitcoin was Jarol Rodriguez. He is a full time Bitcoin Core developer. Rodriguez “is on the list of frequent contributors, having responded to hundreds of draw requests.” He is currently working on a new graphical user interface (GUI) client for Bitcoin Core. “His goal is to help deliver a beautiful, high performing customer with an intuitive UX. ” From!
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The Human Rights Foundation donated 50 million Satoshis to:

  • Educator “Farida Nabourema to create the “Bitcoin Academy of Togo”. According to her website, she is “a social activist and writer, recently emerged as the unequivocal voice of Togo’s pro-democracy movement.” The program that The Human Rights Foundation is helping to create “will provide digital resources to educate Togolese citizens about Bitcoin, giving them the knowledge and the ability to break free from the dictator-backed CFA currency.”
  • Entrepreneur “Roya Mahboob to relaunch “The Women’s Annex”. The platform “will work to leverage Bitcoin to reduce gender biases in finance and help Afghan women earn income in hard currency.” Content creators will be able to post their work, earn bitcoins, and learn about the Bitcoin network.
  • The developers of Sparrow wallet. An “open source only Bitcoin” desktop wallet “focused on security, privacy and usability”. According to The Human Rights Foundation, sats “will allow the Sparrow team to continue development with features like Lightning and enhanced privacy tools.”
  • Author and podcaster “Anita posch to create the “Bitcoin For Fairness Foundation”. With this new foundation, “Posch plans to travel to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, Nigeria and Latin America to report on the ground, connect and strengthen the profile of local stakeholders. , and identify and work with educators in the field. to expand Bitcoin adoption locally and awareness globally.

Strangely enough, Bitcoinist just figured Posch in a report “From The Ground” from El Salvador. So she is already doing the job.

The Human Rights Foundation donated 25 million satoshis to:

  • Confidentiality first, without an account, “Boltz Exchange to continue to initiate the economy of circular lightning. They will also “add support for Liquid and allow Liquid to Lightning exchanges.”
  • Global Summer Internship Program “Bitcoin summer to develop the next generation of Bitcoin talent. The program is for both designers and developers. “Interested candidates can find out more and apply here. “
  • The project “Exonumia, a Bitcoin non-profit organization translating Bitcoin educational content into native African languages. In addition to adding more languages ​​and improving its website, the organization will “set up a Mattermost instance to host Bitcoin conversations in different languages ​​and help support different communities.” Exonumia was recently featured by Bitcoinist.
  • The organization “Blockchain Commons to expand Learn Bitcoin from the Command Line to include more information about Lightning and extend Blockchain Common’s Gordian server system to automatically deploy Lightning.
  • Refugee Defender “Meron Estefanos for Bitcoin education in Eritrea and the Horn of Africa. The Human Rights Foundation donation will help him “create a workshop to educate Eritreans on how to use Bitcoin and educate Eritreans about Bitcoin via social media.”

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Congratulations to the Human Rights Foundation for this phenomenal program. May they continue to help activists, educators and privacy-focused projects for years to come. In the second quarter of 2022, they will announce the next round of Bitcoin Development Fund grants. You can count on Bitcoinist to keep you up to date.

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