A new platform for incentivizing open-source development, FundRequest has unveiled their first product; a blockchain powered integration with GitHub that allows developers to directly solve open source project issues and be rewarded.
The platform integrates directly with GitHub, allowing projects to fund ‘issues’ that developers can solve and be rewarded in cryptocurrency.
According to the Co-Founder and CEO of FundRequest, Karel Striegel, “developers can start earning experience in blockchain development and are now able to participate directly in projects they care about by solving issues through FundRequest. Meanwhile, projects and companies can tap into a pool of passionate open source and blockchain developers through our platform. We look forward to being the bridge for these two groups and accelerating the development of open source and blockchain technologies.”
By integrating with GitHub, FundRequest has access to over 24 million active users who can register on FundRequest with their GitHub accounts. The platform also offers a plug-and-play API that can be integrated and used by any platform or community. Future versions will have a Chrome browser add-on, which will help streamline the funding process.
FundRequest has partnered with several firm like; Singularity NET, Request Network, ORCA, Trust Wallet, Indorse, Dock.io and Remote.com to achieve this project.