Expenses paid by donated BTC
docs/donations.rst describes the “Transparent Accounting” that we use for BTC that has been donated to the Tahoe project. That document lists the budget items for which we intend to spend these funds, and a Bitcoin public key for each one. It is signed by the Tahoe-LAFS Release Signing Key, and gets re-signed each time a new budget item is added.
For every expense that get paid, the BTC will first be moved from the primary donation key into the budget-item -specific subkey, then moved from that subkey to whatever vendor or individual is being paid.
This document tracks the actual payments made to each vendor. This file changes more frequently than donations.rst, hence it is not signed. However this file should never reference a budget item or public key which is not present in donations.rst. And every payment in this file should correspond to a transaction visible on the Bitcoin block chain explorer:
This was a small transfer to obtain proof-of-spendability for the new wallet.
17-Mar-2016: deposit+withdrawal of 0.01 BTC
13c7f4abf9d6e7f2223c20fefdc47837779bebf3bd95dbb1f225f0d2a2d62c44 (out 1/2)
7ca0828ea11fa2f93ab6b8afd55ebdca1415c82c567119d9bd943adbefccce84 (out 2/2)
Yearly registration of the tahoe-lafs.org domain name.
21-Aug-2012: 1 year, GANDI: $12.50
20-Aug-2013: 4 years, GANDI: $64.20
4ee7fbcb07f758d51187b6856eaf9999f14a7f3d816fe3afb7393f110814ae5e 0.11754609 BTC (@$653.41) = $76.70, plus 0.000113 tx-fee
Yearly payment for TLS certificates from various vendors. We plan to move to Lets Encrypt, so 2015 should be last time we pay for a cert.
29-Oct-2012: RapidSSL: $49
02-Nov-2013: GlobalSign, free for open source projects: $0
14-Nov-2014: GANDI: $16
28-Oct-2015: GANDI: $16
e8d1b78fab163baa45de0ec592f8d7547329343181e35c2cdb30e427a442337e 0.12400489 BTC (@$653.20) = $81, plus 0.000113 tx-fee
Web/Developer Server Hosting
This pays for the rental of a VPS (currently from Linode) for tahoe-lafs.org, running the project website, Trac, buildbot, and other development tools.
Budget: $20-$25/month, 2007-present
Addresses: 1MSWNt1R1fohYxgaMV7gJSWbYjkGbXzKWu (<= may-2016) 1NHgVsq1nAU9x1Bb8Rs5K3SNtzEH95C5kU (>= jun-2016)
Invoice 311312, 12 Feb 2010: $339.83
Invoice 607395, 05 Jan 2011: $347.39
Invoice 1183568, 01 Feb 2012: $323.46
Invoice 1973091, 01 Feb 2013: $323.46
Invoice 2899489, 01 Feb 2014: $324.00
Invoice 3387159, 05 July 2014: $6.54 (add backups)
Multiple invoices monthly 01 Aug 2014 - 01 May 2016: $7.50*22 = $165.00
Invoice 4083422, 01 Feb 2015: $324.00
Invoice 5650991, 01 Feb 2016: $324.00
– Total through 01 May 2016: $2477.68
5861efda59f9ae10952389cf52f968bb469019c77a3642e276a9e35131c36600 3.78838567 BTC (@$654.02) = $2477.68, plus 0.000113 tx-fee
June 2016 - Oct 2016 $27.45/mo, total $137.25
8975b03002166b20782b0f023116b3a391ac5176de1a27e851891bee29c11957 0.19269107 BTC (@$712.28) = $137.25, plus 0.000113 tx-fee
(Oops, I forgot the process, and sent the BTC directly secorp’s key. I should have stuck with the 1MSWN key as the intermediary. Next time I’ll go back to doing it that way.)
This pays for office space rental and team dinners for each day of the developer summit.
2016 Summit (Nov 8-9, San Francisco)
Rental of the Mechanics Institute Library “Board Room”: $300/day*2
Team Dinner (Cha Cha Cha): $164.49
Team Dinner (Rasoi): $255.34
– total: $1019.83
dcd468fb2792b018e9ebc238e9b93992ad5a8fce48a8ff71db5d79ccbbe30a92 0.01403961 (@$712.28) = $10, plus 0.000113 tx-fee
acdfc299c35eed3bb27f7463ad8cdfcdcd4dcfd5184f290f87530c2be999de3e 1.41401086 (@$714.16) = $1009.83, plus 0.000133 tx-fee
In December 2018, we entered into an agreement with a non-profit named Aspiration (https://aspirationtech.org/) to fund contractors for development work. They handle payroll, taxes, and oversight, in exchange for an 8% management fee. The first phase of work will extend through most of 2019.
These txids record the transfers from the primary 1Pxi address to the Aspiration-specific 1gDXY subaddress. In some cases, leftover funds were swept back into the main 1Pxi address after the transfers were complete.
First phase, transfers performed 28-Dec-2018 - 31-Dec-2018, total 89 BTC, about $350K.
95c68d488bd92e8c164195370aaa516dff05aa4d8c543d3fb8cfafae2b811e7a 1.0 BTC plus 0.00002705 tx-fee
c0a5b8e3a63c56c4365d4c3ded0821bc1170f6351502849168bc34e30a0582d7 89.0 BTC plus 0.00000633 tx-fee
421cff5f398509aaf48951520738e0e63dfddf1157920c15bdc72c34e24cf1cf return 0.00005245 BTC to 1Pxi, less 0.00000211 tx-fee
In November 2020, we funded a second phase of the work: 51.38094 BTC, about $800K.
7558cbf3b24e8d835809d2d6f01a8ba229190102efdf36280d0639abaa488721 1.0 BTC plus 0.00230766 tx-fee
9c78ae6bb7db62cbd6be82fd52d50a2f015285b562f05de0ebfb0e5afc6fd285 56.0 BTC plus 0.00057400 tx-fee
fbee4332e8c7ffbc9c1bcaee773f063550e589e58d350d14f6daaa473966c368 returning 5.61906 BTC to 1Pxi, less 0.00012000 tx-fee
In August 2023, we started working with Open Collective to fund a grant covering development work performed over the last year.
Recipient: Open Collective (US)
The first phase transferred 7.5 BTC (about $260K).