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JUN 04, 2021

Gemini Sponsors Bitcoin Core Developers Dhruv Mehta and Jarol Rodriguez

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Today, we are delighted to announce the sponsorships of Bitcoin Core Developers Dhruv Mehta and Jarol Rodriguez. These sponsorships, made through the Gemini Opportunity Fund, will continue to support the fund’s mission to improve the scalability, security, and sustainability of the Bitcoin Network.

Our sponsorship of Dhruv is in partnership with Square Crypto and the Human Rights Foundation and will support his efforts to improve the security of Bitcoin Network nodes. Dhruv’s work relates to the susceptibility of the Bitcoin Network to DNS and border gateway protocol attacks on Bitcoin seed nodes.

Our sponsorship of Jarol has been made directly through the Gemini Opportunity Fund. He was recently part of a Chaincode Labs study group and plans to focus on providing support for open issues, reviewing and testing pull requests, as well as improving the Bitcoin Network's graphical user interface.

Dhruv and Jarol’s sponsorships start this month, and they join Amiti Uttarwar as the first three Bitcoin Core Developers sponsored by the Gemini Opportunity Fund.

The Gemini Opportunity Fund is a donor-advised fund focused on making Bitcoin more scalable, secure, and sustainable through grants, fellowships, and donations. Launched in December 2020, the Gemini Opportunity Fund has pledged nearly $1.5 million toward Bitcoin Core development to date, and plans to continue to support Bitcoin and the developer community going forward.

We are thrilled to collaborate with Dhruv, Jarol, and Amiti as we continue on our mission to empower the individual through crypto.

Onward and Upward!

Beth Kurteson
Managing Director

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