The Zcash Foundation announced they aren’t making anymore grants this year. This means that my favorite Zcash wallet, Zec Wallet, isn’t being funded right now. This seems very suboptimal to me, given how important everyone knows getting Zcash shielded transactions onto mobile wallets is.
Here’s an idea I would like the @ZOMG to consider: how about making a couple small grants right now, to mobile wallets devs to keep it going even before the next dev fund officially starts. This would require a sort of IOU between MGRC and the Zcash Foundation, since the grant would have to come out of Zcash Foundation funds right now, since MGRC funds don’t currently exist.
What do others think about this? I love having and iOS app to spend shielded zec, but it is unfunded right now and isn’t being updated with new features. I’d also like to suggest small grants right now to other mobile wallets such at Nighthawk.
This could be a great first MGRC grant. It would be small but high impact, and probably something that a lot of users would really appreciate. I hope there will be bigger MGRC grants for mobile wallets in the future, but this seems like a no-brainer, low risk big reward grant.