I am Kevin Owocki. Ask me anything.

Kevin Owocki is the Founder of Gitcoin. The Ethereum-based platform leverages the open source community to incentivize and monetize work, remunerating developers for pull requests made to projects. Gitcoin was itself built using Gitcoin and is today facilitating bug bounty payments for dozens of blockchain projects. Today, over 200 projects have used the platform to distribute over $340,000 in bounties to developers. As Gitcoin continues to grow, the goal is to expand its reach to the broader open-source ecosystem.

Ask Kevin Owocki about:

  • Using Gitcoin
  • Developing Dapps in 2018
  • The current state of Blockchain
  • ICOs
  • Cryptocurrencies, in general

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Chris C's photo

Do you plan to accept any other currencies besides Ethereum for bounties?

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Gitcoin.co Founder

we support any ERC20 (ethereum - based) token.

in the future, i'd love to integrate other blockchains, starting with bitcoin. one nice property of ethereum is that gitcoin core never has access to your funds, because they are locked into a smart contract. gitcoin doesnt want to be a money transmitter, so if we can figure out some sort of chain abstraction layer that can do something similar with bitcoin, that'd be preferable.

Wang Y's photo

Hey Kevin,

Can you describe your average day at work?

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Gitcoin.co Founder

Hey Wang,

Im a big fan of this maker time manager time blog post ( http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html )

I do calls on Tuesday/Thursday (manager time).

MWF is for coding and generally jamming on deep work. (or.. more recently.. responding to zillions of slack/email questions, and coding time is pushed to nights after my kid goes to sleep or weekends)

Rowland's photo

Why do you think ICOs aren't the best funding model?

Jimmy Ragosa's photo

Hey Kevin, Are you still looking for a Content & Customer Experience Manager? I happen to be a Consensys employee starting to look around for an exciting new opportunity.

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Gitcoin.co Founder

Sup Jimmy.

Yes we are still looking, but I am not the hiring manager for that -- my cofounder Vivek is. Shoot us an email: founders@gitcoin.co

Fay Vor's photo

How do you explain the concept of gitcoins to a newbie, so he understands what he stands to gain alongside the concepts it portrays

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Gitcoin.co Founder

gitcoin is a place that you can do software development work in exchange for cryptocurrency.