We are glad to share the fourth batch of grants has been funded! If we include this batch, the grants program has funded 22 applicants with nearly $500k in funds.
What has been most thrilling to us is seeing the wide variety of contributors making Compound better. Contributors have added new markets, beautiful interfaces, and powerful dashboards, and so much more.
As a reminder, the grants program is a rolling program, so you can apply at any time. To apply, fill out this application form. Applications take no more than 15-30 minutes, and you should expect to hear back quickly.
You can find details on the fourth batch of approved grants in the table below.
|Grant Title||Applicant||Grant Size||Description||Links|
Infrastructure as a Service for Gateway
OnFinality is looking to become the "Infura of Polkadot." As part of that mission, the team applied for a grant to run nodes for Compound Gateway.
DAO Legal Cooperative
Connor is a former lawyer with a strong interest in DAOs. In collaboration with Uniswap and Aave grants, Compound grants is funding Connor's legal research into DAOs for the community to better understand their legal status.
ETH Global "Hack Money" hackathon
In the last batch of grants, we thought we would sponsor Hack Money on the lower, $10k sponsor tier. But after further thought, we decided to become a top-tier sponsor ($35k). We also carved out $12k for hackathon bounties and prizes.
Messari publishes research catered to an audience of institutional investors. As part of the grant, Compound will be integrated into Messari's research portal. Messari will also publish (4) in-depth research reports on Compound, explaining the project to institutional investors.
Rabbithole sends users on "protocol quests" with the goal of increasing usage and developments for projects. As part of this grant, Rabbithole wants to send users on quests to supply and borrow assets on Compound. In the future, Rabbithole will send its users on more complex quests (e.g., protocol improvements).