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Blockstack + ShapeShift: $50,000 for a Universal Wallet

In the Fall, we launched Blockstack Signature Bounties to incentivize developers around the world to build decentralized applications, based on the needs and desires of the Blockstack community. For the next Signature Bounty we wanted to expand our scope to speak to the needs of any and every cryptocurrency community.

Increased interoperability and collaboration between projects will only hasten the pace of innovation — and making each project’s atomic unit of value accessible across communities is critical. That’s why we are partnering with ShapeShift to enable an open source wallet where users can hold and exchange most, if not all current and future forms of tokens, all in a decentralized manner.

The Blockstack Signature Fund and ShapeShift teams will award $50,000 USD to the individual or team with the best open source wallet app using Blockstack for Authentication, Storage, and Encryption, and ShapeShift’s API for token exchange.

ShapeShift, the leading instant digital asset exchange, is an ideal partner for a bounty aimed at drastically lowering the barrier for users to hold, exchange, and add new tokens. ShapeShift has already done much to reduce this barrier, but it can go much further. A wallet should come with support for any user’s native token out of the box, including those that have yet to be created. And it should be simple and easy to use, so a user can have all tokens supported without having to go back and forth between different wallets or services.

Click here to learn more and accept the challenge to build the next wallet for your community.

Xan Ditkoff

Xan Ditkoff

Xan came to Blockstack with backgrounds in private equity, investment banking, and the military. He is passionate about driving the creation, growth, and expansion of application ecosystems through his growth role and with the Signature Fund.