Status Open Bounty FAQ

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Can I use Status Open Bounty for any project?

Yes, any project hosted on GitHub will work with Status Open Bounty!

How can I submit a PR to collect a bounty correctly?

Putting in your claim on an issue is as easy as simply submitting a Pull Request with the code fixes as you normally would, with the minor addition of a `Fixes #XX` where `XX` is the issue number to which the bounty is assigned. This can be included in the title, the description, or one of the commits, though it is best for readability to put it in the description when you submit the PR.

If you've submitted a PR already without referencing the issue number, don't stress! You can always just edit the PR description body to reflect the correct `Fixes #XX` and Open Bounty will pick it up.

Step 1: Edit the issue by click the pencil in the top right.


Step 2: Added the text "Fixes #XX" where XX is the issue you want reference:


Step 3: Click Update and check the "Activities" tab on


What crypto is accepted for Status Open Bounty?

You can now create bounties with both Ether and other ERC-20 tokens! Check out the site now for examples of some bounties with SNT assigned as their rewards.

Can I use Status Open Bounty for any project? 

Yes, absolutely! Status Open Bounty is a full toolset in its own right that allows any open source project anywhere in the world to find quality contributors through assigning monetary rewards to work on any issue they might be having. The entire project is about building virtuous feedback loops that generate increasingly more value for open source software in general, so join in the fun.

Is Status Open Bounty on main-net? 

Yes, it is.

My claim was shown in the Activity feed and now I do not see it, what’s going on?

Most likely, your PR was merged and the bounty is waiting for confirmation from the repo admin. You can check it by opening the bounty issue, and look for pending approvals.

Can I try it on a testnet first?

Yes, we have an instance running on Ropsten here that you can use to test at first if you're not exactly sure about what you're doing.

Can you split a bounty?

Not quite yet, but we're working on it.

Can I solve more than one issue in a PR?

We're working on this one right now too.