|Estimated Difficulty / Time
|Ledger is currently the most popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet, and a lack of Namecoin support for Ledger does not look good for those who want to hodl Namecoin. This task first involves adding support to Ledger devices to manage Namecoins themselves, and then extending this functionality to handle Namecoin assets (domains, identities, etc)
|TREZOR, the original cryptocurrency hardware wallet, lacks support for hodling coins and managing Namecoin assets. This bounty, like the Ledger one above it, covers adding enough support to TREZOR to make Namecoin a first class citizen on the TREZOR platform.
|Electrum-NMC Name Support
|Electrum-NMC, the de-facto client for SPV transactions, currently does not support anything beyond basic coin transfers. This bounty covers adding support to easily manage assets to Electrum-NMC, so that domains, identities, and others can be managed without requiring Namecoin Core.
|Better Exchange Support
|Namecoin is currently fairly illiquid, having been historically traded on platforms that have faced financial or legal difficulties with their users and the community at large. This bounty consists of working with popular exchanges to add Namecoin to their platform, so it can be bought and sold more easily.
|Modern, Consistent Downloads
|Namecoin runs on many platforms, but various issues prevent a single version from being released at once for every target platform. This bounty includes anything blocking a release on any single platform, including hardware purchases
|Better User Experience
|The Namecoin project has great technical chops, but suffers from major ease-of-use problems preventing beginners from getting started. This bounty doesn't just cover making things easier to use, it also covers better design, graphics, and documentation.
|Namecoin lacks a polished, libre block explorer with support for name lookups. This bounty requires developing the software itself, as well as publishing the source code under a permissive license.
|It is exceedingly difficult to get started with a .bit domain name, given the technical requirements and lead times for opening exchange accounts. Given the low cost of purchasing a single domain, a public registrar that removes the requirement to establish exchange accounts is a great solution to permit people to easily dip their tows in the Namecoin ecosystem.
|Easy, Graphical Installers
|Setting up some of the namecoin subprojects, like ncdns, currently require many steps and pose a significant barrier to entry for newcomers. This bounty covers the creation of simple graphical installers for most major platforms that currently lack them.
How much is each bounty worth?
- Tasks vary wildly in complexity, and therefore have no standard price.
What do I need to do before getting started?
- Before getting started on any task, you'll need to contact the Namecoin Foundation. This allows us to maintain an accurate list of what's being worked on and by who, discuss a preferred method of payment, and plan out subtasks to be claimed along the way (so you can get paid even before everything is done). It also prevents other people from stealing your code and claiming it as their own (and trying to claim a bounty), in case you want to make your code public.
- Getting in touch also allows us to ensure that any support you need is available to work concurrently with you. Development can be a team effort, and we want to avoid assigning tasks that require the assistance of others if they're unavailable to mentor you.
How long do I have to complete a bounty?
- There's no set time limit, up to a point. We try to divide workloads up into chunks, so that applicants don't necessarily need every skill to contribute. Provided you're in contact between milestones, we're fine with waiting. However, if we don't hear from you for a long time, we'll assume that you're unable to complete the task, and assign it to someone else.
What methods of payment are available?
- We'll work with you to figure out a payment method that works. Previous bounties have been paid via Bitcoin, Skrill, PayPal, or direct deposit.
Does every bounty involve coding something?
- Not always. If you're especially interested in less development-oriented work, check out the white papers program.
I want to work on something that isn't listed above
- Contact us! Part of the goal of furthering the adoption of Namecoin is supporting new ideas and pet projects, and that includes funding things like whitepapers, moonshot ideas, and boring maintenance work.
Interested in submitting your own bounty?
- Click here to submit a request of your own - if we're interested in funding it, we'll be in touch.