Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMEX’s parent company, HDR Global Trading, rewards Bitcoin core maintainer Michael Ford with $ 100,000. Michael Ford began contributing to Bitcoin development in 2012 and became a core Bitcoin maintainer in June 2019. HDR has awarded Michael Ford a grant of $ 60,000 for 12 months in May 2019. This new funding of $ 100,000 will replace the old arrangement and maintain Michael Ford’s work for the next 12 months. Both grants are untied.