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Rootstock Grants

Guidelines for Rootstock Grants

EVM-compatible smart contracts platform designed for a freer, fairer, and more decentralized world.

Deploy EVM compatible smart contracts on Rootstock and leverage the security of the Bitcoin network. The Rootstock network is secured by over 50% of Bitcoin hashing power through the process of merged mining.

The Rootstock Strategic Grants program has been created to support the next generation of fintech builders.

Apply now if you’re planning to integrate Rootstock with your existing products or build a new dApp on the ecosystem.

Successful applicants will also receive mentorship and marketing support to ensure your project gets the attention it deserves.

How to access funding

Refer a Bitcoin Builder and Earn $250*

If you’re a DeFi builder or know someone who would be a good candidate for the Grants program, please share your information on the following link and refer the candidate through the link below. Upon reception of the Grant by the candidate, referrers will earn $250*.

Application is open until March 2024. Don’t miss out! Refer and Earn

Apply Directly to Rootstock Grants

Established businesses or advanced projects can apply directly for a grant.

Your project needs to benefit the Rootstock ecosystem to qualify for a grant.

Some reasons you may request a grant:

  • Integrate with Rootstock.
  • Promote interoperability.
  • Cross-chain functionality.
  • Explore new use cases.
  • Foster ecosystem growth.

Apply Directly


Applicants will be notified via email whether their proposal has been accepted or not.

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Read the Themes

Create User-centric Utility: This theme is for projects that promote the adoption of Rootstock in pioneering and meaningful ways, with a particular focus on everyday use cases and token economy

Generate sustainable yield with RBTC and Real World Assets (RWAs): As DeFi continues to reshape the financial landscape, seamless integration between Bitcoin’s robustness, represented by RBTC, and the tangibility of Real World Assets offers a frontier of innovation. By combining the intrinsic value of RWAs with the decentralized prowess of RBTC, we aim to unlock diverse avenues for sustainable yield generation.

– Borrowing RBTC using RWA as collateral and create yield on Sovryn, etc
– Flyover adoption and use cases
– Staking use cases
– Loyalty and awards programs using Rootstock ecosystem tokens

Bridge Rootstock and other L1/L2s: This theme aims to encourage the development of innovative solutions that enable seamless transfers of digital assets and information between Rootstock and other ecosystems.

– EVM-focused DEX integration
– Drivechain implementation
– Lightning + Rootstock
– Stacks → Rootstock
– Nostr payment using Rootstock AND Lightning infra

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