Enter the Cosmos and Build Blockchains. Prizes equal $50k in ATOMs!

 

Attention all Cosmonauts: it’s time to strap into your spacepants and enter the Cosmos. 

Cosmos HackAtom V has landed and we have $50k in ATOMs to giveaway!  We want to see creativity and innovation when expanding the Cosmos Universe.

Visit five.hackatom.org for more information. Subscribe to HackAtom V Calendar to see the full schedule including when mentors are on the HackAtom V Discord channel.

 

Brand new to blockchain? Not a problem! Cosmos's resources make it easy to learn. Check out the links below to get started:


What is a Blockchain?   A blockchain can be described as a distributed digital ledger maintained by a set of validators that remains correct even if some of the validators (less than a third) are malicious. 

What is Cosmos?  Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains that can scale and interoperate with each other.

How Do I Build a Blockchain?   Check out this webpage to learn all about the different tools available on Cosmos.     

Ok, But What's the Easiest Way to Build a Blockchain?   That's easy, use Starport! Starport is an open-source rapid prototyping tool that lets developers quickly build a new blockchain with just two CLI commands.

 

HackAtom V Schedule

  • Registration opens: Wednesday Sept 2nd, 3:00 pm UTC  
  • HackAtom Begins: Friday Oct 16th @ 7:00 pm UTC
  • Submissions Due: Friday Oct 30th @ 7:00 pm UTC
  • Voting for Community Choice Award: Nov 2nd @ 8:00 pm UTC - Nov 6th 8:00 pm UTC
  • Demo Day: Nov 4th @ 7pm UTC
  • Winners Announced: Monday Nov 9th 8:00 pm UTC

Checkout five.hackatom.org for more information.


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Prizes

$52,000 in prizes

Community Choice Award

Prize: $3,000 USD in ATOMs

The project that has the most votes on its Dev Post submission by Nov 6th, 8pm PST will win this prize.

Gaia Award: Best Go-to-Market for Cosmos Hub (modules)- 1st Place

Prize: $5,000 USD in ATOMs

Build a module for the Cosmos Hub that increases its utility and go-to-market.

Gaia Award: Best Go-to-Market for Cosmos Hub (modules)- 2nd Place

Prize: $3,000 USD in ATOMs

Build a module for the Cosmos Hub that increases its utility and go-to-market.

Gaia Award: Best Go-to-Market for Cosmos Hub (modules)- 3rd Place

Prize: $1,500 USD in ATOMs

Build a module for the Cosmos Hub that increases its utility and go-to-market.

Galileo Award: Most Creative dAppchain using Cosmos SDK and/or Tendermint (required), With the Option to Use IBC (optional)- 1st Place

Prize: $5,000 USD in ATOMs

Build an innovative blockchain application that leverages the power of application-specific blockchains using Cosmos SDK/Tendermint (mature software), option to use IBC (experimental software).

Galileo Award: Most Creative dAppchain using Cosmos SDK and/or Tendermint (required), with the Option to use IBC (optional)- 2nd Place

Prize: $3,000 USD in ATOMs

Build an innovative blockchain application that leverages the power of application-specific blockchains using Cosmos SDK/Tendermint (mature software), option to use IBC (experimental software).

Galileo Award: Most Creative dAppchain using Cosmos SDK and/or Tendermint (required), with the Option to use IBC (optional)- 3rd Place

Prize: $1,500 USD in ATOMs

Build an innovative blockchain application that leverages the power of application-specific blockchains using Cosmos SDK/Tendermint (mature software), option to use IBC (experimental software).

Wormhole Award: Best Use of Cosmos to Provide Eth Interoperability with Peggy or Ethermint- 1st Place

Prize: $5,000 USD in ATOMs

Showcase the best utility for Cosmos-Ethereum interoperability using Peggy, Ethermint, Cosmos-SDK and more.

Wormhole Award: Best Use of Cosmos to Provide Eth Interoperability with Peggy or Ethermint- 2nd Place

$3,000 USD in ATOMs

Showcase the best utility for Cosmos-Ethereum interoperability using Peggy, Ethermint, Cosmos-SDK and more.

Wormhole Award: Best Use of Cosmos to Provide Eth Interoperability with Peggy or Ethermint- 3rd Place

Prize: $2,000 USD in ATOMs

Showcase the best utility for Cosmos-Ethereum interoperability using Peggy, Ethermint, Cosmos-SDK and more.

Gringotts Award: Best DeFi app using Cosmos SDK- 1st Place

$10,000 USD in ATOMs

Build the most innovative DeFi application that leverage the power of Cosmos SDK. Optionally use IBC where blockchain interoperability is needed in order to introduce new primitives for decentralized finance in an Interchain context. Projects that build on tech stacks that are built on top of Cosmos SDK, such as Agoric Alpha, are eligible for this award.

Gringotts Award: Best DeFi app using Cosmos SDK- 2nd Place

Prize: $6,000 USD in ATOMs

Build the most innovative DeFi application that leverage the power of Cosmos SDK. Optionally use IBC where blockchain interoperability is needed in order to introduce new primitives for decentralized finance in an Interchain context. Projects that build on tech stacks that are built on top of Cosmos SDK, such as Agoric Alpha, are eligible for this award.

Gringotts Award: Best DeFi app using Cosmos SDK- 3rd Place

Prize: $4,000 USD in ATOMs

Build the most innovative DeFi application that leverage the power of Cosmos SDK. Optionally use IBC where blockchain interoperability is needed in order to introduce new primitives for decentralized finance in an Interchain context. Projects that build on tech stacks that are built on top of Cosmos SDK, such as Agoric Alpha, are eligible for this award.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Employees of All in Bits, Interchain Foundation, Interchain Berlin, Regen Network, Iqulsion, Informal, and Vitwit can submit a project for the Community Choice award but are not eligible for any other prizes.  To ensure fairness, these employees only submit projects as individuals or as a team with their fellow employees. They cannot join outside teams.   

Participant must be legally eligible to participate in the Hackathon in their respective locales.

 

Individuals who are residents of, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, and Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control).

Requirements

  • All projects must be submitted at hackatomv.devpost.com by Friday Oct 30th @ 7:00 pm UTC.
  • Teams can submit work to multiple prizes.  Be sure to submit to every prize category your team wants to compete in. 
  • Only one member per team needs to submit the project. Be sure to include the names of all the team members and that every team members has registered for this hackathon on Dev Post.
  • Submissions must include link to Github to show coding.
  • All submissions must be work completed during the duration of this hackathon. Teams can form ideas before the hackathon but the code, hacks, and prototypes must be built during the hackathon. 
  • A presentation file must be included with your submission. The goal is to explain your project to the judges. A pdf, google slide, or youtube video are all acceptable.

Judges

Aurel Iancu

Aurel Iancu
Dokia Capital

Charlie Noyes

Charlie Noyes
Paradigm

Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees
Shapeshift

Nick Tomaino

Nick Tomaino
1confirmation

Ethan Buchman

Ethan Buchman
Informal

Brent Xu

Brent Xu
Tendermint

Aidan Hyman

Aidan Hyman
Chainsafe

Billy Rennekamp

Billy Rennekamp
Interchain Foundation

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    How are the chops on your team? Did your team demonstrate 10x capabilities? Did you execute clean code applying new or difficult techniques across a well thought out stack? This rating is for how much they got the nerd in you to geek out.
  • Novelty
    Have you seen something like this before? Is it the same old hackathon project in a new package? Is it something you've never thought of or imagine before? This rating is for how new and surprising the idea is, even if it wasn't completed successfully.
  • Execution/UX
    Who cares what it does, how does it feel? Is there wow? Does it click into place? Are you surprised by how easy something was? This score is for a tight execution and user experience. Rather than the substance it's the packaging around the project.
  • Presentation [Finalists only]
    Quality often speaks for itself but sometimes help is needed. Is the project able to announce their work in a clear and engaging way? Is the code well packaged? Is the README legible? This score is for how well a project is presented in the final stage.