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2023 (Gitcoin) Alpha 🙌

GIVnews January 2023

☀️ GM friends!

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Our highlighted updates from everything related to the Giveth Galaxy and the GIVeconomy 🌌

  • Gitcoin Alpha Round 💙 The Gitcoin Alpha round is in full swing with 3 categories: Open Source Software, Ethereum Infrastructure and Climate Solutions. We’re proud to have Giveth be one of the featured projects in the Open Source Software category, and thanks to your support, so far we’ve raised over $2,600 with 240 unique donors (at the time of this email)!

    This round ends on January 31st (at midnight UTC), so there’s just a few days left to help us raise funds for our ambitious roadmap in 2023. Since Gitcoin uses quadratic funding, even a small donation can make a big difference in funds from the $1M total matching pool for all 3 categories, so any support is highly appreciated! 🙏

  • A Look Ahead in 2023 🔮 The Future of Giving never looked so bright! From NFTs to Quadratic Funding & DAOifying nonprofits, we can’t be more excited for what 2023 holds. Learn in our lookahead article and join us in building this next phase of Giveth!

  • GM! Podcast 🎙️ If you know Griff Green, you know he loves to greet you with a friendly “GM!” followed by a discussion on how crypto is a force for positive impact in the world. So much so in fact that he decided to make a podcast to spread the good side of crypto, titled GM! The first three episodes are now live on YouTube and Spotify! Don’t forget to hit subscribe!

  • Meet the Makers 👷‍♀️ Join us this February 8th (10am CST, 5pm CET) on our Discord Community Voice Channel to get inspired and meet some of the verified Giveth projects that are focused on community inclusivity! (💌 RSVP 👉 Add to Google calendar.)

  • ETHDenver 🦄 The Giveth team will be in attendance at this year’s ETHDenver! We have many exciting things planned, and we’ll be sharing more info closer to the date, including new swag, impact quests, and IRL meetups!

Featured Project 🙌 

EVMcrispr  🧬

This month’s featured project EVMcrispr is a tool that simplifies interacting with smart contracts on EVM-compatible chains. It allows users to send transactions using intuitive, UNIX-like commands, making it easier to write complete scripts that encode complex transactions.

With EVMcrispr, you can bundle many DAO operations into just one script, generating a singular transaction, usually a vote. These commands include installing or upgrading apps, changing their permissions, executing actions or interacting with external contracts.


SolarPunk Guild ☀️

In lieu of highlighting verified Giveth projects this month, we wanted to give a shout-out to some of the inspiring leaders that are also participating in this Gitcoin Alpha round and helping us share ReFi opportunities & learnings on the convergence of web3 & impact!

Here are the projects that make up this ☀️SolarPunk Guild, with links to support them in this Gitcoin round: 

  • 🎮 Atlantis is a social network designed to enable effective coordination & tackle the climate crisis.

  • 📷 Climate Change Countdown is creating & posting digital artwork to document the effects of climate change & positive examples of sustainability.

  • 🌐 $Earth is a SolarPunk currency backed by climate solutions.

  • 🦄 Giveth - you're probably already familiar! Giveth is a zero-fee crypto donation platform that rewards donors to verified public goods projects. Last quarter we launched GIVpower & now we're building towards our goal of DAOifying nonprofits!

  • 🌴💻 Kokonut Network is building infrastructure to connect web3 & agriculture.

  • 🌕 LunCo is an open-source engineering software to make space missions accessible.

  • 🎟️ ReFi Spring is offering knowledge, toolkits, training, and support for scaling the ReFi movement through in-person and online events.

  • 🚙 SolarPunk Nomads is a tribe of changemakers, dreamers & builders who live nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyles using zero-carbon emission vehicles (EV vans, EV bikes, sailboats, etc.) powered by renewable energies.

  • 🌱 The ReFi Commons Incubator plans to accelerate the growth of local startup communities by helping them build and launch their own bottom-up regenerative economies.

  • 🌳 Treegens are tokenizing tree planting and providing non-fungible updates & carbon forwards to reward holders & exponentially scale tree planting ReFi.

  • 📚 Urbanika is an immersive activism school, producing post-capitalist education that uses AI, web3, and XR to teach urban peer governance.

  • 🌄 W3ST is a SolarPunk meta-nation. They are setting up an IRL regenerative node as a safe place for SolarPunks to build, live, and ideate.

Want even more inspiration? Check out the full collection of Solarpunk Guild projects here! 💙

GIVfriends 🫶

This month’s GIVfriend is Panvala: a network of communities who cooperate and earn perks from their shared endowment.

Giveth is proud to be the first Network Chapter in the Panvala Stamps program! That means that verified projects on Giveth now have more funding opportunities through the Panvala Stamps program.

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Let’s ride through the bear market in style!