ETC Labs pioneers cutting-edge R&D programs with ETC Lab Grants.
Our grants program funds opensource R&D projects that meet the needs of a rapidly accelerating Ethereum Classic ecosystem. To help further propel advancements of the blockchain technology and ecosystem we pledge to support projects addressing scalability, storage, adoption, tooling, social-impact and interoperability.
Our research contributes funding for blockchain projects that support these areas and make this relatively new and innovative technology more accessible for all. In addition to these grants, these blockchain projects will also receive direct support from the ETC Core Developer team and gain access to a robust network of mentors, advisors and industry experts.
We believe in financial inclusion, social impact, interoperability and transparency and are dedicated to further developing applications within these verticals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Research and Development Projects
Ledgerwatch is a research project focused on the development of stateless clients, to help remove the requirement of access to the entire state when executing transactions in the block.
OpenGSN provides a toll free road for Ethereum Classic and Ethereum smart contracts. Gas Station Network contracts can be used as plugins for existing smart contracts to enable a toll free experience for users.
Swarm is a distributed storage platform and content distribution service, a native base layer service of the ethereum web3 stack that aims to provide a decentralized and redundant store for dApp code, user data, blockchain and state data. Swarm sets out to provide various base layer services for web3, including node-to-node messaging, media streaming, decentralized database services and scalable state-channel infrastructure for decentralized service economies.