HELLO SMART CONTRACTS

Join the Hedera community in our first ever Solidity Smart Contract Hackathon. Use the new EVM-compatible Hedera Smart Contract Service to build decentralized apps, protocols, or developer tools. This is your chance to create the next game-changing application on Hedera with over $500,000 in prizes.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

For the overall hackathon, we are looking for applications or developer tools that use the Hedera Smart Contract Service. There's no limit to the number of sponsor challenges you can participate in, but you'll need to make sure you use Hedera Smart Contract Service for a chance to win.

Requirements

• Create a decentralized application, protocol, or developer tool that encourages the use of the Hedera Smart Contract Service.

• Submit a link on Devpost to your codebase to allow judges to demo your dapp/platform. If you have a private repo, please share it with the GitHub account events@hedera.com (username @HederaHackathon).

• Submit a link to a pitch video for your project that is no more than 5 minutes long.

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$522,500 in prizes
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1st Place
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$150,000 USD worth of HBAR for the best overall project taking into account all the judging criteria.

2nd Place
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$100,000 USD worth of HBAR for the best overall project taking into account all the judging criteria.

3rd Place
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$50,000 USD worth of HBAR for the best overall project taking into account all the judging criteria.

Browser Extension Challenge - Sponsored by hashport
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Build a robust client-side, browser extension that enables the creation of decentralized applications on Hedera. This extension should have similar access control isolation as Metamask and fill the need for injection functionality similar to popular wallets such as Klaytn's Kaist and Parity's Polkadot.js.

Prizes:
• $5,000 USD worth of HBAR
• Interview with hashport for joining the team and/or incubation opportunities

Community Support Challenge - Sponsored by HeadStarter & BuiDLer Labs
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Smart contracts create opportunities for collaboration in a community. Conversation can take place in discord, DAO voting in web applications. Build a valuable tool for helping support smart contracts and their communities.

Prizes:
• $5,000 USD worth of HBAR
• HeadStarter Swag Bag
• Mentorship by the HeadStarter & BuiDLer Labs team

DAO Accounting Challenge - Sponsored by UCL
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DAOs are a new way to organize together, often for the use of establishing a joint pool of funds to accomplish a goal, like buying an item from an auction. Encourage the proliferation of, and more transparent accounting for DAOs by creating a protocol standard to drive on-chain bookkeeping.

Prizes:
• $15,000 USD worth of HBAR
• Lifetime membership to the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies Industry programme*
• 1-hour interview with the Executive Director of UCL CBT, Paolo Tasca
• 1-year invitation to the UCL Industry Exchange Network (IXN) programme**
• 3 Vouchers to attend the P2P Financial Systems International Workshop
• T-Shirts

DeFi NFTs Challenge - Sponsored by Suku
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Launch a DeFi protocol that uses the Hedera Token Service to interact with fungible and non-fungible tokens. For instance, to enable holders to use NFTs as collateral or lend a gaming NFT over a period of time.

Prizes:
• 1st place - $3,000 USD worth of Suku tokens or USDT, InfiniteWorld swag & opportunity to interview for a job at InfiniteWorld.
• 2nd place - $1,500 USD worth of Suku tokens or USDT, InfiniteWorld swag & opportunity to interview for a job at InfiniteWorld.
• 3rd place - $500 USD worth of Suku token or USDT, InfiniteWorld swag & opportunity to interview for a job at InfiniteWorld

DeFi Primitive Challenge - Sponsored by Calaxy

DeFi is often referred to as ‘money legos’. A collection of reusable abstractions that can be used in a composable manner by other developers. Create the best lego to help fuel decentralized finance on Hedera network.

Prizes:
• $5,000 USD
• Each member of the winning team will have the opportunity to be interviewed for roles on the Calaxy team, if they are interested.
• Continued mentorship from the Calaxy engineering team.
• Exclusive Calaxy “swag bag”

Enterprise DeFi Challenge - Sponsored by Google (2)
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Decentralized finance can help businesses unlock new revenue opportunities, but specific requirements and needs will need to be addressed for the enterprise. Support enterprises to tokenize equity, bonds, or other balance sheets items and connect them to DeFi concepts utilizing Hedera Smart Contracts, Token Service, and GCP.

Prizes:
• 1st Place - $10,000 USD worth of HBAR & $10,000 worth of GCP credits
• 2nd Place - $5,000 USD worth of HBAR & $5,000 worth of GCP credits

IPFS Storage - Sponsored by Filecoin
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The best use of IPFS for content addressing and/or Filecoin for decentralized, persistent storage. Projects that use the technology indirectly via NFT.storage, web3.storage, Estuary, Fleek, Textile, or other toolings also qualify.

Prizes:
• Grand Prize (1) - $10,000 USD worth of FIL
• Runner Up (2) - $5,000 USD worth of FIL
• Other Qualifying Teams (up to 10) - $500 USD worth of FIL

Legal Contracts Challenge - Sponsored by TOKO
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Tokens and smart contracts can reimagine how we define agreements between parties and individuals, often called Ricardian contracts. Make use of smart contracts with Hedera tokens to promote the tokenization of digital or physical assets.

• 1st Place: $5,000 USD worth of HBAR & an opportunity to interview with TOKO for joining the team and/or incubation opportunities

• 2nd Place - $2,500 USD worth of HBAR & an opportunity to interview with TOKO for joining the team and/or incubation opportunities

Login Library Challenge - Sponsored by HashPack
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Create a trustless, non-custodial login system that uses HashConnect to verify ownership of a Hedera Account on a decentralized application. The system should be an NPM library and allow for public and private information to be stored about an account and allow users to modify, delete and change the visibility of their data.

Prize:
• $5,000 USD worth of HBAR

Metaverse Challenge - Sponsored by the HBAR Foundation
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The metaverse shouldn’t be owned by a single company, but decentralized. Tied together by a series of trustless protocols. Deliver the best smart contract use case for the metaverse.

Prize:
• $15,000 USD worth of HBAR

OnRamps Challenge - Sponsored by GSR
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From key management to KYC, crypto can introduce added complexity to end-users. Work on making it easier for the next wave of DeFi users to seamlessly onboard to the decentralized economy.

Prize:
• $15,000 USD worth of HBAR

Smart Contract Tool Challenge - Sponsored by BCW
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Build a set of tools that allows for the easy compilation, deployment, and management of smart contracts on Hedera.

Prize:
• $5,000 USD worth of HBAR
• Interview with BCW Technologies for joining the team and/or incubation opportunities

Social Good Challenge - Sponsored by Hedera

Distributed ledgers have opportunities to bring transparency for public good. Create an application that helps support positive social outcomes such as transparent fund matching.

Prize:
• $10,000 USD

Sustainability Challenge - Sponsored by Avery Dennison, Atma.io
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Prove smart contracts don’t have to consume massive amounts of energy and can also be used for good. Deploy a smart contract within the context of a sustainability use case, like using a carbon-offset token.

Prize:
• $15,000 USD worth of HBAR
• Mentoring sessions and virtual lunches with Atma.io team which will include head of product, head of engineering and technical director.
• Full package of Atma.io swag for each team member!

USDC Payments Challenge - Sponsored by Circle
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Enable the world’s leading digital dollar stablecoin, USDC, to be used for b2b payments and privacy-preserving transactions.

Prize:
• $15,000 USD worth of HBAR

Women in Web3 Challenge - Sponsored by the HBAR Foundation
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The HBAR Foundation recognizes that women are an underserved, underrepresented group across technology and wants to take steps to make sure that they are providing opportunities for everyone to contribute. They will reward the best project with a team comprised of at least 50% women

Prize:
• $15,000 USD worth of HBAR

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Aakriti Jain - Smart Contract Tool Judge

Aakriti Jain - Smart Contract Tool Judge
Director, Sales and Marketing at BCW Group

Alejo Escriva - DeFi NFT Judge

Alejo Escriva - DeFi NFT Judge
Head of Growth at Suku

Alex Russman - Metaverse Judge

Alex Russman - Metaverse Judge
Director, Consumer Engagement Fund at HBAR Foundation

Bertrand Portier - Enterprise DeFi Judge

Bertrand Portier - Enterprise DeFi Judge
Principal Architect, Digital Assets at Google

Dr. Carsten Sorensen - Overall Hackathon Judge

Dr. Carsten Sorensen - Overall Hackathon Judge
Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation at LSE

Cooper Kunz - DeFi Primitive Judge

Cooper Kunz - DeFi Primitive Judge
CTO at Calaxy

Debra Farber - Overall Hackathon Judge

Debra Farber - Overall Hackathon Judge
CEO & Ethical Tech Advisor at Principled, LLC

Donald Thibeau - Overall Hackathon Judge

Donald Thibeau - Overall Hackathon Judge
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at HBAR Foundation

Gehrig Kunz - Social Good Judge

Gehrig Kunz - Social Good Judge
Director, Developer Relations at Hedera

Jeff Tchui - Legal Contracts Judge

Jeff Tchui - Legal Contracts Judge
Partner and Head of Consulting at BCW Group

Jennifer Kim - Overall Hackathon & Women in Web3 Judge

Jennifer Kim - Overall Hackathon & Women in Web3 Judge
Founder & CEO at SEUNwater

Joao Reginatto - USDC Payments Judge

Joao Reginatto - USDC Payments Judge
VP of Product at Circle

Jesse Whiteside - Browser Extension Judge

Jesse Whiteside - Browser Extension Judge
Director of Business Development at BCW Group

Juan Ignacio Ibañez - DAO Accounting Judge

Juan Ignacio Ibañez - DAO Accounting Judge
Centre Administrator, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies at UCL

Dr. Leemon Baird - Overall Hackathon Judge

Dr. Leemon Baird - Overall Hackathon Judge
Co-founder & Chief Scientist at Hedera

Lina Tran - Social Good Challenge

Lina Tran - Social Good Challenge
Director, Events and Community at Hedera

Lucas Henning - DeFi NFTs Judge

Lucas Henning - DeFi NFTs Judge
CTO at Suku

May Chan - Library Login Judge

May Chan - Library Login Judge
CEO at HashPack

Michael Goller - Sustainability Judge

Michael Goller - Sustainability Judge
Co-Founder and Technical Director at atma.io by Avery Dennison

Michael Ku - Overall Hackathon Judge

Michael Ku - Overall Hackathon Judge
VP, Global Clinical Supply at Pfizer

Nick Hanna - Library Login Judge

Nick Hanna - Library Login Judge
Co-Founder at HashPack

Paul Madsen - DeFi Primitive Judge

Paul Madsen - DeFi Primitive Judge
Head of Identity at Calaxy

Pete Mscichowski - OnRamps Judge

Pete Mscichowski - OnRamps Judge
Venture Capital Investor at GSR

Samuel Byungsun Park - Overall Hackathon Judge

Samuel Byungsun Park - Overall Hackathon Judge
Task Leader iLab Blockchain Task at LG Electronics

Scott Thiel - Overall Hackathon &  Legal Contracts Judge

Scott Thiel - Overall Hackathon & Legal Contracts Judge
Partner at DLA Piper

Shawn Lee - Browser Extension Judge

Shawn Lee - Browser Extension Judge
Head of Engineering at HashPort

Sidharth Kapoor - Smart Contract Tool Judge

Sidharth Kapoor - Smart Contract Tool Judge
DevOps Lead at BCW Group

Simon Baksys - Enterprise DeFi Judge

Simon Baksys - Enterprise DeFi Judge
GTM & BD Lead, Digital Assets at Google

Spencer Dinwiddie - DeFi Primitive Judge

Spencer Dinwiddie - DeFi Primitive Judge
CEO & Founder at Calaxy and Professional Athlete

Thai Dao - Enterprise DeFi Judge

Thai Dao - Enterprise DeFi Judge
Account Executive, Digital Assets at Google

Tudor Holotescu - Community Engagement Judge

Tudor Holotescu - Community Engagement Judge
Founder at HeadStarter

Tyler Coté - Library Login Judge

Tyler Coté - Library Login Judge
Development Lead at HashPack

Victor Adascalitei - Community Engagement Judge

Victor Adascalitei - Community Engagement Judge
Engineer at HeadStarter

Victor Holotescu - Community Engagement Judge

Victor Holotescu - Community Engagement Judge
Engineer at HeadStarter

Yongsheng Wu  - USDC Payments Judge

Yongsheng Wu - USDC Payments Judge
VP of Engineering at Circle

Judging Criteria

  • Challenge Fit
    How relevant is the project to the stated challenge?
  • Innovative Vision
    Is the project creative, new, and disruptive?
  • Market Potential
    Is it solving problems with real-world practicality?
  • Technical Execution
    How has the team effectively utilized the available technologies? How ready is the app to be launched?

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