The DFINITY Foundation, the nonprofit behind Internet Computer Protocol (ICP), the world’s first web-speed, internet-scale public blockchain, has announced grants of up to $100,000 for female developers and entrepreneurs. did.
The grant aims to encourage women to build the ICP ecosystem, providing easier access to resources and faster tracking of grantees through key milestones in the development process. increase.
Research shows that fewer women than men start Web3 projects, reflecting fewer female developers and entrepreneurs entering the industry.
Through grant program, DFINITY Foundation inspires women to start building decentralized apps on Internet Computer Blockchain, the 37th most valuable cryptocurrency at the time of writing, backed by a market cap of over $1.1 billion and aim to support.
DFINITY grantee and Supernova Hackathon winner Bernie Snell (known as Bertie Spell on Twitter) voiced the importance of Web3 scholarships for women in a Twitter thread.
“I wouldn’t have been in the room the other day if it wasn’t for the ‘Women in Tech’ scholarship that allowed me to quit my PhD months ago and learn to code in the first place. We can now focus on blockchain and IC,” she said.
Snell is the founder of dApp Signals, a location-based chat app for making connections, creating communities, and discovering events. “Financial incentives lead people to go eco. If women want to participate in the environment, fund them,” she added.
Lomesh Dutta, Vice President of Growth, DFINITY Foundation, said: While we are very pleased to see women entrepreneurs leading the way, we will provide more and more special resources and support to women in this industry and in every way possible she will promote diversity in the Web3 space. We also recognize the need.
“By launching these targeted grants, we are excited to welcome more female builders into the ICP ecosystem and work together to build the vision of a user-owned decentralized web on the internet computer blockchain.” I am doing it.”
Other women-led projects in the ICP ecosystem include Distrikt, a decentralized social media platform with over 110,000 users, and Factland DAO, which is working to slow the spread of misinformation online. I have.
These dApps operate completely independent of central cloud services such as AWS or Google Cloud, and offer the associated benefits of data security, safety, and no deplatform risk.
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