Our mission is to maintain a sustainable ecosystem of funding for free and open-source projects and contributors, especially bitcoin-related projects and protocols that help bitcoin flourish. We believe that nostr is such a protocol. Like bitcoin, it is an open protocol that has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about individual sovereignty and liberty.

To aid the various development efforts that are being made in this strange new world, we created The Nostr Fund to provide funding for open-source projects in the nostr ecosystem. If you would like to join us in helping with these efforts, please reach out to us or donate to the fund.

If you are an open-source developer working on notes and other stuff transmitted by relays, don't hesitate to apply for funding.

Nostr Design

In addition to providing funding to projects, we offer to help with design work if your open-source project needs it.

Part of these efforts is, a comprehensive resource offering product design considerations, design principles, and best practices that will help developers solve the unique user experience challenges that nostr poses.

In addition to, three of our grantees are dedicating time to help projects that need help with design and general UI/UX improvements.

The first one is Karnage, who brings a lot of experience and expertise from the world of bitcoin product design. Karnage was involved in the development of multiple nostr clients and is the brain behind Hey Nostr and Nostr Apps.

The second one is Daniele, who is actively involved in the design of major clients, most notably Gossip and Coracle, as well as various tools such as the static content gateway that is part of

The third one is Niel, who is an Industrial Designer who is now bringing his years of making beautiful and convincing presentations for his designs to the world of nostr UI & UX.

Need Help?

Are you working on an open-source project that needs some design help? Want to improve the UX of your app? Reach out to or to Karnage & Daniele directly.

Niel Liesmons