As the Foundation values and aims to promote the philosophy of decentralized networks, projects should also be open source.
We are offering grants to anyone as we desire to foster all types of projects as long as they support our mission.
There are multiple ways to contribute to the Trustlines ecosystem. Here are some rough examples for your inspiration:
The total size of the grant depends on the scope of your project, requirements and the estimated budget of the project. It will be paid out in TLN. To get the funding, you would need to define the project milestones, your payouts would depend on them.
We offer mentorship and provide you access to our network in the Ethereum ecosystem. We can also connect you to projects similar to yours.
The Trustlines trademarks can be used following the Trustlines Trademark Guidelines. This way, your project can already benefit from the popularity of the Trustlines Protocol starting day one.
You can apply anytime. Once we receive your application, we will start the evaluation process that includes the initial screening of your application, followed by an in-depth review and an interview if necessary.
The duration of this process depends on level of detail of your application and the scope of your project in general. We might contact you for additional information if something is missing.
Yes. However, the Trustlines Foundation reserves the right to access the complete information regarding your use of funds to determine your eligibility during the evaluation process.
No, the Trustlines Foundation does not require any equity or control over your project.
If a legal entity has already been established, apply as such. If not, or if you’re in the process of forming a legal entity, we ask you to apply as a private person initially.
This depends on various aspects, such as the grant size. It will be agreed upon before receiving funding. We may ask you to give periodic updates on the project’s progress.
Yes, funding is still possible. In this case, please outline what parts exactly will or will not be open source in your application.