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What is Gitcoin?
Connect with the community developing protocols that help communities fund their shared needs.
Our purpose is to empower communities to fund their shared needs. This purpose guides our work as both an impact and protocol DAO. We are focused on building and funding tools that support community-driven shared resources.
Gitcoin is a community first, and our software products are a double-sided market that connects digital creatives to the people who want to fund their work. As of April 2023, our grants program has distributed over $50M of funding.
In order to make sure that Gitcoin is serving its mission and community first, Gitcoin is governed by the community. In May 2021, GTC was released. GTC is a governance token with no economic value that governs Gitcoin Grants + GitcoinDAO.
There are three important concepts to know to understand how to interact with GitcoinDAO.
Gitcoin operates in a quarterly cadence. Every quarter, the Gitcoin ecosystem revolves around a quarterly stacked event of a Gitcoin Grants Round. Typically a quarter looks like this:
- 1.Plan for the quarterly stacked event
- 2.Execute the quarterly stacked event
- 3.Learn from the quarterly stacked event
Here are the ways you can get involved in the DAO.
I LOVE IT…The community has been outstanding. I have made contact outside of slack w a couple of people. William Schwab was kind enough to ZOOM w me for an hour and tell me his story, letme pick his brain, and as he shared some valuable resources with me. - John Wilkinson
Gitcoin gave me the first break into Ethereum and the crypto space. It helped me find bounties that I could work on and get paid in crypto. After my first ever bounty I got paid a lot and I felt euphoric. - Sebastian TF
I am amazed on a daily basis at the incredible projects and communities in this space. The Gitcoin team and quadratic funding is an invaluable catalyst to bring it all to fruition. Thank you! - Hishamaru Konkon
Gitcoin grants quadratic funding is not just for funds allocation, it’s also a great signaling tool! For the last few rounds, going to Grants | Gitcoin has led me to discover a lot of really cool Ethereum projects I previously did not know about. - Vitalik Buterin
What Gitcoin is doing with public goods funding is absolutely incredible. Nothing but respect to the team and the larger community for the contributions made. - Frobo
People ask me all the time how I got into Solidity and NFT dev. The answer is @gitcoin! Beginning of the year I just started doing bounties for a bunch of different projects (@synthetix_io @akashnet_ @SovrynBTC etc) and found the NFT ones were my fave. Such a good way to learn! - sarasioux.eth