Sq. Crypto is bankrolling its eighth designer grant to deal with Bitcoin’s consumer expertise. This marks the Sq. offshoot’s twentieth grant in assist of Bitcoin improvement because it launched in the summertime of 2019.
Portuguese software program designer Patrícia Estevão is Sq. Crypto’s most up-to-date grant recipient. Per her grant proposal, the UX Designer will use the funding to analysis Bitcoin consumer expertise, particularly why individuals use Bitcoin and what hurdles might hinder their use.
“I’m thrilled that I’ll lastly be capable of work on in-depth Bitcoin consumer analysis and I’m much more excited that it’ll have the clear objective of shaping future design selections inside the Bitcoin ecosystem,” Estevão informed CoinDesk.
“I’m grateful to Sq. Crypto and its crew for granting me this chance. “
Estevão has been engaged on Bitcoin-related design since 2016. One in every of her more moderen and impactful tasks is an in-depth paper she revealed for Lightning Community design in November 2019.
As soon as concluded, her analysis will discover its method into the Bitcoin Design Guide, an open-source, group venture that features UX/UI design notes for builders, companies or anybody constructing on Bitcoin.
The grant is the newest in a deluge of funding that Sq. Crypto, the Bitcoin-focused arm of Jack Dorsey’s Sq., has poured into Bitcoin improvement over the previous 12 months. Along with funding Bitcoin Core builders together with Jon Atack and Lloyd Fournier, Sq. Crypto has additionally funded open-source software program reminiscent of BTCPay Server and Chris Belcher’s CoinSwap design.
Estevão’s grant is the newest in Sq. Crypto’s design grants, that are targeted on enhancing Bitcoin consumer expertise (UX) and interfaces (UI) – as a result of the bleeding-edge tech Sq. Crypto and different organizations are funding is simply pretty much as good as its adoption curve.
Traditionally a volunteer act, these grants have made Bitcoin improvement a full-time job for some, constructing on a pattern that started with early Bitcoin improvement firms together with Blockstream, BitMEX and Chaincode Labs.