BitMEX Owners Give Bitcoin Core Dev $60,000 Grant

July 12, 2019 4:22 PM

HDR Global Trading, which owns crypto exchange BitMEX, has given Bitcoin Core dev Michael Ford a $60,000 grant to “maintain the Bitcoin network and push code live.” Recently, in June, Ford become the fifth “Bitcoin maintainer,” meaning he has permission to merge new code to the actual Bitcoin codebase.

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