The Ethereum Foundation detailed Tuesday how an estimated $30 million will be spent by the organization on key projects within the ethereum ecosystem.
The group said that $19 million has been earmarked over the next 12 months to be put towards “building the ethereum of tomorrow.”
Another $8 million is detailed to be spent over the next 12 months on supporting the current ethereum mainnet through initiatives such as ethereum 1x.
“Ethereum is used in production today to secure billions of dollars of assets and as a base layer for many hundreds of live applications. We believe that it is vital to continue supporting these efforts to ensure that ‘Ethereum 1.0’ continues to be the world’s dominant smart-contract platform,” the Foundation said in a blog post released Tuesday and obtained by CoinDesk ahead of its publication.
The final $3 million is earmarked for developer growth and awareness. As stated in the post, the money will be put towards: developer education and on-boarding, organizing the yearly ethereum conference Devcon, supporting “regional ethereum community organizations,” and the like.
Over the last year, the Ethereum Foundation spent a reported total of $27 million awarding monetary grants to 90 different projects. The highest number of grants, 23 in total, went towards ethereum projects focussed on scalability.
All together, the Ethereum Foundation holds approximately 0.6 percent of all ether, equivalent to roughly $160 million, as well as some reserves of cash. As stated in today’s blog post,