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.

 

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 - Nov 6th 8:00 pm UTC
  • Winners Announced: Monday Nov 9th 8:00 pm UTC

View full rules

Prizes

$50,000 in prizes

Community Choice Award

Prize: $3,000 USD in ATOMs

The project that has the most likes on its Dev Post submission by Nov 6th, 7pm 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: $1,000 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 & Tendermint (required), With the Option to Use IBC (optional)- 1st Place

Prize: $4,000 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 & Tendermint (required), with the Option to use IBC (optional)- 2nd Place

Prize: $2,500 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).

Galileo Award: Most Creative dAppchain using Cosmos SDK & 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.

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.

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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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 @ 12:00 pm PDT.
  • Teams can submit work to multiple prizes.  Be sure to submit to every prize category your team wants to compete in. 
  • 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

Billy Rennekamp

Billy Rennekamp
Interchain Foundation

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

Judging Criteria

  • Techical Merit
    Good code is key! The code should run well, be optimized, and well structured.
  • Creativity
    Creativity and cleverness are important. Using stack in a novel way to impress us.
  • Usability/Practicality
    We are looking for projects that make good business sense, have a go-to-market strategy, and real world use.