March 30, 2020 New research from BitMEX measures the funding contributions to Bitcoin development.

A new research report from BitMEX, published on Saturday, highlights the funding contributions by organizations and individual entities to open-source Bitcoin and Lightning Network development. The report finds that overall, Blockstream and Lightning Labs are the largest contributors as measured by the number of developers employed, while Chaincode Labs leads financial contributions to Bitcoin Core development. BitMEX concludes that Bitcoin funding is stronger than it has been previously in regard to the availability of funding, its transparency and the concentration of those contributing resources. Following Blockstream and Lightning Labs, Square Crypto and MIT DCI rank third and fourth respectively in regards to overall contributions, with Chancode ranking fifth.