The æternity crypto foundation is a nonprofit organization established in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

The charitable foundation supports open source development of the aeternity protocol and its surrounding ecosystems.

With focus on blockchain technology, the organization is committed to promote technical excellence and user-friendly applications.


Since establishment of the foundation, over 36 grants have been paid out.

Technology Updates

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Funding Categories

Main focus of support is technical advancement of the æternity open source protocol.

Further target areas are the promotion of æternity ecosystems.

Open Source Development

Foster open source development is main funding focus of the æternity crypto foundation (ACF).

Research and Education

The ACF supports research and education in the fields of blockchain technology, cryptography and mathematics.

Community Growth

The ACF is interested in community driven initiatives. Examples are: The æmbassador program and aeknow.org.

Culture and Art

Creative work is supported in various ways. One example is the YAIR art project yair.art.

Core and Essentials Development Domains

The 7 domains are current focus areas of the open source core and essentials development and their approximate funding allocation weighting. The displayed allocation may be adjusted, as development and its priorities are subject to change.

Protocol Maintenance
Protocol Development
Wallets and Interfaces
æpps and Integrations
Middleware Backend API

Call for Proposals

The æternity crypto foundation welcomes individuals, teams and non-commercial projects. Please prepare your submission according to these required application guidelines.


Lydia is a mathematician and a computer scientist. More than 20 Years she was working as a Architect, Project Owner, Project Leader and Developer. Lydia was designing and building reporting, accounting and billing Applications based on the principles of a Service-Oriented Architecture and the JAVA technology. Lydia is inspired from the block change technology and looking forward to see the new challenging applications running on the aeternity platform.

Dr. Lydia Atanassova

Member of the Board

Sascha’s background is in wealth management, private equity investment, and cross-border wealth structuring. His role in the æternity Crypto Foundation combines his wealth of experience, his passion for philanthropy and his advocacy for blockchain technology. Born and raised in Liechtenstein and educated in Switzerland, Sascha established a wide network of connections throughout his career, and is thrilled to support æternity expand and spread its vision worldwide.

Sascha Valenta

Member of the Board

Tina has more than 15 years’ experience driving challenging IT projects in logistics, telecommunications and the medical device industry. As Asia Pacific Manager with æternity establishment , Tina has made it possible to build bridges between æternity and various exchanges. With her agility and willingness to dive into all aspects of the foundation’s needs, she is determined to steer the foundation’s operations towards a solid global presence.

Tina Miao

Chief Operating Officer

Lale joined the team with a high level of interest in supporting the Aeternity Crypto Foundation in their important role in pioneering blockchain technology and its surrounding systems. Working in the field of accounting for a blockchain project creates interesting new tasks and challenges. With her bilateral experience, she is a great fit to support the mission. In August 2019 she finished her Marketing-Communications apprenticeship in a renowned, Berlin-based accounting company. Previously she supported various start-ups as an online marketing- and accounting manager.

Lale Mahrt

Accounting Manager

Having exchanged ideas and pursued blockchain endeavors with many of the greatest minds, Yanislav is a true veteran of the blockchain space. Back in 2013, the "Godfather of Ethereum" envisioned powerful algorithms on blockchains. Now, with æternity, a new version of his vision is becoming reality once more.

Yanislav Malahov