The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) DAO recently completed the voting process for its Small Grants program, which enables ENS DAO delegates to vote on and allocate funding for projects in two working groups: Public Goods (R7) and Ecosystem (R5).
The Round 7 grants of the Public Goods Working Group support projects benefiting the entire Ethereum or Web3 industry, while the Round 5 grants of the Ecosystem Working Group focus on projects specifically building on or improving ENS.
In this article, we will discuss: the winners of the recent ENS DAO Small Grants program, the benefits of using ENS and the ENS DAO, and its decision-making process. We will also provide instructions on how readers can get involved in the ENS ecosystem and its winning projects.
GRANT WINNERS! ENS DAO “Public Goods & Ecosystem”, Working Group Grants
The ENS DAO just completed its Round 7 grants (for the “Public Goods” Working Group), and it’s Round 5 grants, (for the “Ecosystem” Working Group), where each working group is awarding 1 $ETH to the top five proposals voted upon. In total, ten ETH were awarded to the most promising projects that benefit the entire Ethereum or Web3 industry, which directly or indirectly includes or improves the ENS protocol.
Congrats to the ten winners of #ENS Public Goods & Ecosystem small grants.
Great to see people sharing their work here, and attending WG meetings to showcase and learn from others. pic.twitter.com/DBzjRbPAbf
— 184.eth (@184eth) March 24, 2023
Top 5 Winners of the “Public Goods” Working Group (Round 7)
- Scaffold-ETH (v2): An open-source toolkit for building decentralized applications on Ethereum.
- Arabic Web3 Education: Creating content that provides valuable information on Web3 to Arabic-speaking audiences.
- ABI Data: A tool to fetch smart contract ABI JSON data from Etherscan, allowing developers to use it with wagmi and ethers.js in their projects.
- GasHawk: Save on Ethereum gas fees for FREE with this innovative solution that helps users optimize their transactions.
- Pairwise: A Tinder-style user experience for Web3 community signaling, promoting engagement and interaction.
Top 5 Winners of the “Ecosystem” Working Group (Round 5)
- ENS DAO Newsletter: A bi-weekly summary of the developments and happenings within ENS, ENS DAO, and its working groups.
- ESF Tools: A dApp for ENS subdomain management enabling users to tokenize subdomains and streamline their management.
- ENS Data: Provides ENS text records in a convenient JSON API format, along with reverse lookup functionality for addresses.
- ENS Wayback Machine: Visualize the IPFS content ever associated with any ENS domain, exploring the history and evolution of domain-related content.
- ENSBook: A lightweight ENS observation tool, offering valuable insights and monitoring capabilities for ENS users.
Congratulations to all the winners of the ENS DAO Small Grants program! These projects will benefit the entire Ethereum, Web3, and ENS industry, while directly or indirectly including and improving the ENS Ecosystem!
About the ENS Protocol
The Ethereum Name Service (ENS), a Web3 protocol, is a decentralized naming system, built on the Ethereum blockchain. It simplifies sending and receiving cryptocurrencies by enabling human-readable addresses and enhances security and privacy by eliminating the need to share long strings of characters, which proves identities and naming across Web3-enables websites and applications.
To support the development of the ENS ecosystem and the wider Ethereum and Web3 industry, the ENS DAO has launched a Small Grants program for its Public Goods and Ecosystem Working Groups.
About the ENS DAO
The ENS DAO is a community-run organization that manages the ENS protocol, coordinates the development of the ENS ecosystem, and distributes grants to support projects that contribute to ENS and the wider Web3 industry. The DAO is governed by a group of delegates who are elected by the community and have the power to vote on proposals, including funding decisions.
Using ENS offers numerous benefits to users and developers alike. It simplifies transactions, streamlines payments, and enhances user experience. Additionally, ENS is a key technology that enables the creation and deployment of decentralized applications (dApps), DAOs, and smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
Getting Involved with ENS & ENS DAO
If you’re interested in getting involved in ENS, there are several ways you can do so. You can start by registering your own ENS name, which is a simple process that requires only a few clicks. Once you have an ENS name, you can use it to receive and send cryptocurrencies, create subdomains, and associate metadata such as IPFS hashes or social media profiles.
You can also contribute to one of the winning projects of the ENS DAO Small Grants program. Each project has a specific goal and timeline, and they welcome contributions from developers, designers, and other professionals. If you want to contribute, you can find more information about the projects and their respective nomination URLs on the ENS Small Grants website.
Other ENS DAO Resources:
Small Steps & the Beginning of History
The ENS DAO Small Grants program is an excellent initiative that supports the development of the ENS ecosystem and the wider Ethereum and Web3 industry. By granting funds to promising projects that contribute to ENS and the blockchain industry, the ENS DAO helps to promote decentralization, security, and innovation.
Whether you’re a developer, a user, or an enthusiast, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in ENS and help shape the future of Web3, today!