Everything You Need to Know About Gitcoin
Our Mission: “Grow Open Source”
What is Gitcoin?
Gitcoin is an open source bounties platform on the Ethereum blockchain. We facilitate a space that allows open source developers to get paid for their work contributing to open source projects and in return, the open source projects get exposure to a vast community of hard working developers they might not have had otherwise.
We are a mission driven project whose primary goal is to grow the open source community by allowing for better incentivized collaboration in the realm of open source software.
One thing that you will notice after exploring Gitcoin is that there is no token for the Gitcoin ecosystem. We support all ERC20 tokens in an effort to promote Ethereum as a whole.
Understanding How Gitcoin works
We’ve got some really great resources that can help you get up and running on Gitcoin.
Gitcoin For Contributors (Bounty Hunters, Developers)
If you’re a contributor, check out our Getting Started with Gitcoin post. This article will tell you all you need to know from opening a Gitcoin account to contributing to your first open source projects.
We’ve written up some profiles on some of our most prominent Gitcoin contributors. Check out their stories to get a feel for how things work on the platform from the eyes of a seasoned developer
- Kenneth Ashley: Front-end developer who built Gitcoin Grants + more
- Will Goi: UI/UX Designer who built Gitcoin Requests
Gitcoin For Funders (Repo Maintainers)
If you’re a funder, you’ll want to check out our piece called Fund An Issue on Gitcoin. This one is similar to our contributor walkthrough except this one informs you how to go from opening your account to funding your first bounty on Gitcoin.