BitHub Pays Open-Source Developers in Bitcoin

(CoinDesk) Privacy software provider WhisperSystems has announced that it is integrating Bitcoin with open-source code hosting site GitHub to launch a new service, BitHub. This service will offer the company’s developers an easy and fair way to fund their work on its open-source security systems.

WhisperSystems runs multiple free encryption applications for storage, messaging and calls on Apple and Android platforms.

All the company’s applications are created via open-source repositories – meaning that their code is public and belongs to everyone and no one at once. Consequently, the security of WhisperSystems’ applications can be verified by anyone at any time, and users are not charged for downloads, nor will they ever be.