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Research

We are now accepting research-focused grant applications that will accelerate the development of protocol-layer components, spearheaded by the Aion Research & Roadmap Team (ARRT). If you are working on or interested in one of the following topics, make sure to apply below.

Project Description Status Action
Cryptographic advances related to data availability, succinctness of data verification. open Apply
Alternative approaches for cross shard messaging protocols, and their impacts on higher level applications (ex. async, mutex). open Apply
Alternatives to state sharding as a throughput solution. open Apply

Current Bounties

Project Description Value Category Status Action
User Advisory Board
(Tier 1)
Join our user advisory board, you’ll receive periodic emails from the Aion foundation with specific requests to test releases, tools and more while providing bug submissions and usage feedback based on your experiences. Per Request Testing ongoing Claim

Current Grants

We are currently refreshing the focus of the Aion Grant Program to better accommodate the needs of the ecosystem so stay tuned for latest developments coming soon. If you have any project ideas in the meantime, you can you submit your proposals below.
Submit your Own: Grant Proposal If you have a proposal for a project you think would drive value for the AION ecosystem, send us a proposal and we will review it. Please use Aion Grant Template. 5,000+ USD Apply

Past Grants & Bounties

Get a sense for what kind of grants and bounties we have funded in the past to propose some of your own. If you see a funded grant or bounty that you are interested in, we may consider accepting new applications with similar structures.

Project Description Value Category Status
Bicameral Ventures Bicameral Ventures is a venture investment fund dedicated to early-stage blockchain companies that will build on Aion. This grant was issued to support the launch of this fund, to subsidize set up and operational costs. 1,000,000 USD Ecosystem Growth completed
@tcrowe We are currently migrating our web3 offering from an outdated (and soon to be obsolete version) over to a web3.js 1.0 offering, which has quickly become the standard web3 to use. 2,070 USD Migration completed
@Satran004 This project provides a GraphQL API endpoint to interact with AION Blockchain. 600 AION Tools/Products completed
@Satran004 The Aion Pay and Aion Blocks webcomponents can be used by any developer to integrate within their website and the Aion FastVM docker allows developer to quickly compile smart contracts. 300 USD Tools/Products completed
Mastery Testnet Coin Faucet The Mastery Testnet Faucet built by the BlockX Labs team sends users 10 Aion Coins to be used for testing and development. 5,000 USD Tools/Products completed
Aiwa BlockX Labs are building a chrome-based plug-in browser wallet that focuses on a user-friendly experience for all types of users. The solution allows users to securely store their Aion coin, seamlessly sign transactions and smoothly interact with applications on Aion. 113,500 USD Tools/Products completed
Community Member This bounty is geared towards non-technical research to analyze the behaviors, anxieties, motivations of a particular ecosystem stakeholder group. 200 USD Community/Outreach completed
Nodesmith Nodesmith gives developers reliable and scalable access to the Aion Blockchain Network via easy to use APIs. It is a fundamental tool that abstracts messy infrastructure from developers and allows them to focus on building decentralized applications. 120,000 USD Network Access completed
Titan Suite Full-stack blockchain developer tools that allow developers to build dApps on the Aion blockchain with an IDE and CLI. 61,000 USD Developer Tools completed
Pokt Network The Pocket iOS and Android Aion plugins will allow any developer to leverage the Aion network using a native or cross platform implementation, connecting to any Pocket Node with Aion support. 19,000 USD Developer Tools completed
Ethers.js A complete lightweight wallet and JavaScript API implementation for Aion. 25,000 USD Developer Tools completed
Maven & IntelliJ AVM Plugins Enables a fully end-to-end Java development workflow with complete AVM and Java smart contract functionality . 10,000 USD Developer Tools completed
Mavennet Mavennet are building a bidrectional bridge between Ethereum and Aion, enabling the seamless flow of any ERC-20 Token from Ethereum to Aion and vise versa. Core Protocol started
Web3j Built by Web3Labs, Web3j is a lightweight, reactive, type safe library for Java, Android, Kotlin and Scala and is widely used in the blockchain space. Web3j will support the AVM and Java smart contract, fitting nicely with the Aion Java stack. Network Access started
Additional bounties and grants will be released on an ongoing basis. Please read the Terms & conditions for participating
in the Bounty Program.