Kevin Owocki: Gitcoin – Building and Funding the Open Web


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Gitcoin is a platform which funds software developers for work in open source ecosystems. Open source creates value without capturing it: Gitcoin creates funding mechanism to correct the asymmetry between value created and value captured. So far they have raised $51million, which were then distributed to public goods projects.

We were joined, for the second time, by Gitcoin's founder Kevin Owocki. Hear as we chat about quadratic and public good funding, the Internet of Jobs, and Kevin's book, Greenpilled - Regenerative CryptoEcononmics, which is out soon!

Topics covered in this episode:

  • An update on what's happened since Kevin was last on the show
  • High level funding stats and measuring the success of Gitcoin
  • Quadratic funding - why and how?
  • Public good funding
  • Impact DAOs and Regenerative CryptoEconomics
  • Gitcoin's transformation to a DAO
  • The Internet of Jobs (IoJ) - advantages and disadvantages
  • Greenpilled - Kevin's book

Episode links:


  • Gnosis Safe: Gnosis Safe is a smart wallet for securely managing digital assets and allows you to define customized access permissions. -
  • Tally: Tally is a new wallet for Web3 and DeFi that sees the wallet as a public good. Think of it like a community-owned alternative to MetaMask. -

This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options:

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