Prysmatic Labs, ChainSafe Systems and Sigma Prime blockchain startups received unexpected donations of 1,000 ETH each (in total about $ 300,000) from the creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. Thus, he supported the developers of the updated version of the Ethereum 2.0 ecosystem, complaining about the lack of funding, CoinDesk writes.
On the problems of startups Buterin learned from the Twitter thread. In particular, the co-founder of Prysmatic Labs, Preston Van Loon, who works on the scalability of the Ethereum network, said that he was not able to pay developers a full rate.
In response to this tweet, Vitalik Buterin sent 1000 ETH.
Also, thousands of ethers were received by Sigma Prime and ChainSafe, which are engaged in developing clients for Ethereum 2.0. So, co-founder of Sigma Prime, Paul Houner, attracted Buterin’s attention with a tweet about the refusal of “several grants.”
At the same time, the head of ChainSafe only said the phrase that he "literally drop out if we got $100k in ETH."