By Surojit Chatterjee, Chief Product Officer

In June 2020, Coinbase launched Rosetta, an open-source specification and set of tools that makes integrating with blockchains simpler, faster, and more reliable. Instead of developing bespoke integrations with every new blockchain, developers can interact with a standard Rosetta interface that’s predictable across chains.

There are 25+ blockchain projects working on a Rosetta implementation, five in-progress SDKs, a growing community of 500+ developers with multiple contributions made to the Rosetta repositories, and sample rosetta-bitcoin and rosetta-ethereum implementations.

To encourage further growth of the Rosetta ecosystem we are excited to launch the Rosetta Grants program, and will begin our search for grant recipients today.

In the past six months, we heard from developers how further investment in Rosetta tooling, testing, and documentation could really help speed-up blockchain integration for custodians, staking providers, wallets, and analytics firms. Given Coinbase’s commitment to the open source communities around crypto protocols we are keen to further “decentralize” ownership of Rosetta to the crypto community.

We’re excited to fund various types of projects nearly anywhere in the world. Our initial grants aim to focus on two to four month-long projects and will range from $5,000 to $15,000 per project. If successful, we hope to grow the Rosetta Grants program over time.

Example projects we will consider supporting:

  • Rosetta Data & Construction API Implementation for ETH2.0
  • Cross-chain Block Explorer
  • Web-based or Browser-based Wallet integration for Rosetta Construction API
  • Rosetta Implementation Status Page (including rosetta-cli test results)

We encourage both individual developers and blockchain companies to apply for the first batch of Rosetta Grants. To apply, please fill out this form by Jan 22nd, 2021.

Blockchains with completed or in-progress Rosetta Implementation: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dfinity, Cardano, Filecoin, Celo, Mina, NEAR, NEO, Tron, Handshake, Oasis, Cosmos, Decred, Ontology, Sia, Zilliqa, Digibyte, Harmony, Kadena, Nervos, Blockstack, Harmony, AVA, Waves, Iotex, VeChain, Syscoin, Horizen, Elrond

Supported SDK’s: Golang, Javascript, TypeScript, Java & Rust

Key Resources: rosetta-specifications, rosetta-sdk-go, rosetta-cli, rosetta-bitcoin and rosetta-ethereum

Announcing the Rosetta Grants Program was originally published in The Coinbase Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.