Weekend hacking idea: Browser extension that lets GitHub users announce a bounty on specific issues (features or bug-fixes).

Is it worth building without there being mechanisms for administering the bounty (collecting funds, determining the winner and disbursing the rewards)?

Problem # 1: How to prevent account impersonation without signing up for GitHub API?

Problem # 2: What's the best to display the existing bounties on the issue page? Comments within the conversation at the right time or a sticky sidebar?

A server-side bot would have the best UX, but unfortunately, GitHub doesn't provide an official webhook for username mentions on non-owned repos.

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Actually, looks like a server-side bot is actually quite easy to build thanks to pipedream.com/ which is a fantastic low-code tool.

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