The Aave Companies are a group of software development companies that build open-source blockchain-based software. To date, they are best known for having built the Aave Protocol, a decentralized, non-custodial liquidity protocol. At its peak, the Aave Protocol has reached over $30B TVL (total value locked). Aave V3 launched in March 2022.
Continuing to build on their vision of creating paradigm-shifting web3 software, the Aave Companies recently launched the Lens Protocol, a composable and decentralized social graph, in May 2022. Lens Protocol is designed to empower creators to own the links between themselves and their community, forming a fully composable, user-owned social graph.
🏆 Lens Protocol is offering:
🔊 Audio - provide music artists a dedicated space to drop music and leverage collect modules to monetize, users to share music, co-listening spaces
🔎 Marketplace discovery - discover the top collectible user generated content on Lens, leaderboards for top curators, collectors, content posters, etc.
📸 Photo Sharing – an Instagram-like experience (the old Instagram) for sharing photos and videos with your friends
🤝 Lens will also offer $100 per project to any project that integrates Follow on Lens and/or Sign-in with Lens or uses the Lens API in some way (up to 35 projects)
Check out docs.lens.xyz to enter the developer garden, discover ideas for how to leverage Lens, and much more!
Aave Grants DAO is a community-led grants program, focused on growing a thriving ecosystem of contributors within Aave through funding ideas, projects and events that benefit the ecosystem.
🏆 Aave Grants DAO is offering:
**Most innovative Aave V3 Integration **
Aave Grants DAO Documentation
IPFS is a peer-to-peer network and protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS upgrades the web to work peer to peer, addressing data by what it is instead of where it’s located on the network, or who is hosting it.
Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network offering more than 18+ Exbibytes of storage. It allows users to store, request, and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin is completely open-source, enabling people from all over the world to participate.
🏆 IPFS & Filecoin is offering:
🧙♂️ Storage Wizard: The best use of NFT.storage or web3.storage to use IPFS for content addressing and Filecoin for persistent, decentralized storage. Use of other tooling may also qualify*.
*For details about eligibility criteria please see this page.
IPFS & Filecoin Developer Resources:
Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 18000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total transactions processed, ~100M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.
Polygon has 4 problem statements for hackers. To be eligible for a Polygon prize you must deploy a smart contract to either the Polygon Mainnet or the Mumbai Testnet. Within your project’s README, include a link to the smart contract on Polyscan and write a short paragraph noting the prize you are targeting and describing how your hack solves the problem statement. Tell us what you’re building #onPolygon by tagging @0xPolygonDevs on twitter.
💊 $4,000 for best public goods project(s) - Public goods are good. Build a good that is both non-excludable and non-rivalrous where users cannot be barred from accessing or using the good for failing to pay for it.
🌳 $4,000 for best Refi project(s) - Refi (Regenerative Finance) uses money as a tool to solve systemic problems and regenerate communities and natural environments. Its goal is to heal and create shared value. Build a system or tool where circulation replaces accumulation, creating community value.
🎮 $4,000 for best metaverse or gaming project(s) - Ready player one! Leverage Polygon’s PoS blockchain for low-cost, high speed transactions to develop an engaging gaming platform or metaverse experience.
👩🏻💻 $4,000 for best UX and user onboarding - One of the most challenging problems in Web3 is creating an intuitive UX and onboarding experience for users to dapps. Build a app with stellar UX and within your README, explain what you’ve done to hack together a MDP (minimum delightful product).
🌐 $4,000 for Open Track
Worldcoin is a Privacy-Preserving Proof-of-Personhood Protocol (PPPoPP).We’re super excited to give you the first opportunity to build on top of the World ID protocol. Wold ID enables Proof-of-Personhood so that any developer can build anonymous sybil resistant apps.
🏆 $20,000 USD are up for grabs at the hackathon for people that build on top of World ID, distributed as follows:
🧑⚖️ Judging criteria
WalletConnect is the web3 communications protocol enabling wallets and apps to securely connect. Our mission is to expand interoperability and realize richer experiences by providing developers with the infrastructure and tools that underpin user interaction in web3. The recently-launched WalletConnect v2.0 takes our interoperability promise one step further with multi-chain support, allowing developers to build and achieve compatibility across blockchains and roll-ups.
Learn more at walletconnect.com/
🏆 Best projects that use WalletConnect
1️⃣ v1.0 Track
2️⃣ v2.0 Track
🏊 Pool prize - $2,500 total distributed to honorable mentions that have full integration with WalletConnect
The dYdX Grants Program (DGP) funds contributors building on dYdX. The grants we fund cover a broad area, ranging from research, marketing, education, trading tools, and more.
🏆 Best use of dYdX:
Superfluid is the leading asset streaming protocol that enables Web3 native subscriptions, salaries and rewards for DAOs and crypto-native businesses. It can be used to describe cash flows and execute them automatically on-chain over time in a non-interactive way. Superfluid streams transfer value in a constant flow over time between wallets, in a non-custodial and permissionless way. Streams are programmable, composable, and modular, allowing developers to build custom applications on top of the protocol. No capital is locked up, and all inflows and outflows are netted in real-time at every block without consuming any gas. Ongoing streams can be forwarded as they are received to both wallets and applications, eliminating delays and drastically increasing capital efficiency.
🏆 Superfluid is offering:
Find our docs here:
Mina is the world’s lightest blockchain, powered by participants. With its elegant design, Mina is the first Layer-1 enabling easy programmability of zero knowledge smart contracts, zkApps. The unique privacy and security features and ability to connect to any website via its zkApps enable a more secure and private Web3—paving the way to the democratic future we all deserve. Mina is stewarded by the Mina Foundation, a public benefit corporation headquartered in the United States.
🏆 Mina is offering:
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The Graph is an indexing protocol for organising and efficiently accessing data from blockchains and storage networks. The Graph has been running a hosted service since January 2019 with over 2,300 subgraphs deployed for Web3 and DeFi applications built on Ethereum and IPFS, like Synthetix, Uniswap, Aave, Balancer, Gnosis, Aragon, and more.
🏆 The Graph is offering:
📈 Best use of existing subgraph(s) on The Graph Explorer:
💡 Best new subgraph on The Graph Explorer:
The Graph Documentation
Subgraph Building Demos:
Abacus is an interchain messaging API for your interoperability needs. Built as a network between blockchains, you can use Abacus to easily create interoperable applications.
🏆 Abacus will award $5000 total in prizes.
The Gnosis Chain is a stable payments EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) blockchain designed for fast and inexpensive transactions. The chain uses a unique dual-token model; xDai is a stable token used for transactions, payments, and fees, and Proof of Stake protection will be provided by GNO with the consensus-layer Gnosis Beacon Chain.
🏆 Gnosis Chain is offering:
Gnosis Chain Documentation