Ethereum Foundation Grants and Research Rewards


Today We are proud to announce the distribution of more than $2,000,000 in grants, which were led by and co-funded with the Foundation, to support the development of Ethereum 2.0 and the soon-to-be-launched Beacon Chain.

Client Development Grants

Over In the past few months, Ethereum Foundation has given major awards to the top client development teams that are currently working to deliver multi-client testnets as the development of Phase 0 comes to a close.

We We are pleased to announce the recipients of these grants.


Award$189k for the development of the Harmony beacon chain


The prismatic laboratory

Grant$725k to Prysm client development

Website | Github

sigma prime

Award$485k for the Lighthouse client development

*Co-funded by: Ethereum Foundation And ConsenSys

Website | Github


Reward$500k for Nimbus customer development

Website | Github



Award$150K for the development of nimlibp2p

*Co-funded by: Ethereum Foundation And Protocol Labs

Website | Github

The Nimbus At Status team is working on building a native implementation of libp2p in nim for use in Nimbus and other projects. Additionally, they hope to create a version that is suitable for resource-constrained devices.

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