It's crazy to think that just two months ago we gave out only 0.29 ETH ($400) to Fernando coming with money only coming from Kiba. Since then HNS Fund has received about $85,000 in donations making Round 1 distributions ~10x bigger than Round 0.
For this round we tried to split funding between people working on core infrastructure for HNS ecosystem, consumer apps/services, and community engagement/education. If you'd like to see your name on this list, please apply for an HNS Fund grant. You can learn more about how we select projects on Funding Methodology page.
36,272 HNS ($14,474) from HandyCon auction donations. Thank you to everyone that offered domains and participated in the auction it was super fun and we are planning to do it again soon
~$5,200 from Gitcoin Grants Round 9 donation matching (pending receipt)
~75,000 PAN ($7,096.50) from Panvala League donation matching all our Gitcoin donations made in PAN (pending receipt)
Total - $88,124 donations in the two weeks of 10.03.2021 - 24.03.2021
shakedex/ - 10,000 HNS for the creation and continued development of the first domain dex protocol on HNS. We hoped that this would help Kurumi finish it before HandyCon 0 started so that the auction at the end of the conference could be held on shakedex but the spontaneously organized conference didn't give enough time for them to finish.
Kyokan - The builders of Bob Wallet and Footnote received 3 ETH to build out a domain claiming feature for reserved TLDs and top 100,000 Alexa domains. They received another 2 ETH for being awesome and continuing their work for the Handshake community
skydroid/ - 3 ETH to improve their DoH infrastructure, start targeting other OSes besides Android , and hire a designer before Handshake community does a marketing push for them
skyinclude/ - 3 ETH to create tutorials for Bob Wallet (claiming reserved TLDs) and Shakedex (starting auctions and fulfilling auctions)
sulu/ - 500 DAI to create spicy sichuan pepper memes and spread the good word of Handshake.
hmail/ - 3 ETH for open sourcing their email service, writing documentation to make it easier for others to install, researching connecting email clients to mail servers over DANE, and creating a video tutorial of setting up DANE on their OpenBSD system.
falci/ - 3 ETH for open source development in Handshake
dees/ - 3 ETH for open source development in Handshake
hnssearch./ - 3 ETH to build the best gateway into the Handshake universe and discover all the wonders we have created.
The ~163,000 PAN in the multisig is being staked in order to receive ~75,000 PAN in donation matching from Panvala League.
The ~33,000 HNS is being held in reserve. It will be used to supercharge bounties posted by Matthew Zipkin.
This lines up pretty well with our 80/20 distribution/reserves goal.