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.
To maximize your chance of winning an Aave prize, you must build a project relating to one or more of the Prize Categories. Make sure your code is well documented on GitHub and preferably has a front end that is available to be used on a public website. If you created smart contracts, deploy them to a testnet and ensure your front end properly interacts with them. Tell us what you are building by tagging @AaveAave on Twitter/Lens.
Be sure you do not expose private keys or other sensitive information through hardcoding or pushing .env files.
📈 Stablecoin Growth - Build projects and integrations that bring more stablecoin liquidity into Aave such as new yield aggregation tools, wallet integrations or fintech / e-commerce integrations.
💳 Credit Delegation with Lens Protocol - Assess reputation of Lens profiles and use this data to enable users to delegate or access credit.
♿️ Accessibility - Enable new ways or groups of users to access the Aave protocol.
🌊 Aave Forex Tool - Enhance the ability of users to access forex liquidity by using one or all of: E-mode, flashloans, other DeFi integrations such as Curve.
🧾 Transaction Builder - Create new ways to compose or visualize Aave transactions such as a dispatcher contract for submitting multiple actions in a single transaction, or a recipe builder with gas estimation.
Resources - All of the above, *Notice*: V3 restriction of repay + borrow in same block
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.
⚖️ Scale your Decentralized applications on Polygon ($10,000)
💡 Best Innovative Dapp built on Polygon ($3000)
🏊 Prize Pool ($7000)
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:
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:
Any prizes not awarded will be distributed in the prize pool
At Optimism, we're on a mission to scale Ethereum to the masses and sustainably fund public goods in the process!
From the code to the values, we are Ethereum-aligned. We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a non-profit research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.
At present the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this out in the open because we believe in open source and its ability to accelerate innovation.
Not only do we improve Ethereum's performance by orders of magnitude, we donate 100% of the profits generated from doing so to Ethereum public goods. We do this because we believe the future of the open internet is too important to be left to chance. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation we're able to align private incentives with public good and create a positive-sum economic model that provides a sustainable future for the internet.
So you want to build on Optimism ey? Well we are so glad to have you! We have two main prizes: Pool prizes (for generally cool products) and specific prizes (for specifically cool dapps)!
We also have a host of ways to support your dapp after the hackathon - we are here for the long term!
🏗 NFT Infrastructure: 1 team wins $ 5,000 | 2 teams win $ 2,500 each
🕹 Optimism Game: 2 teams win $ 2,500 each
🏟 Community Infrastructure: 2 teams win $ 2,500 each
Now what? Don’t throw all that hard work away! We want to encourage and support builders to do what they do best - build cool shit! If you have won any of the Optimism Prizes you can apply for a grant!
How will Optimism support your project after the hackathon?
SKALE is the only Ethereum native, modular blockchain network composed of 20+ high-throughput, low-latency SKALE Chains that are optimized for Web3 user experience. SKALE offers ZERO gas fees to end-users and has advanced features such as on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, zero-cost minting, ML/AI smart contracts, and enhanced security features.
SKALE enables developers to deploy their own EVM blockchain in minutes without sacrificing speed, security, or decentralization. Welcome to the SKALEverse.
🏆 SKALE is offering $20K in prizes:
Requirement: Must be built on SKALE
🥇 $5,000 in SKL - Grand Prize
🎮 $8,000 in SKL - Metaverse, Gaming, NFTs Prizes
🤝 $2,000 in SKL - Partner Integration Prizes
🏊 $5,000 in SKL - Prize pool
Push Protocol (Prev EPNS) is the communication layer of web3. Push allows any crypto wallet / frontend to tap into the network and get the comm across. Using the protocol, any smart contract, dapp, or backend can send on-chain or off-chain notifications tied to the wallet addresses of a user in a multichain, open, platform-agnostic way. We are also launching wallet to wallet messaging feature very soon.
🏆 Push is offering:
Push X ETHOnline Hackathon Getting Started Guide:
A yield derivatives layer for decentralized finance. Unlock future yield and receive it in advance. Fix interest rates on your investments or trade yield.
Embrace the modularity of the protocol to build novel yield strategies, bots, or interfaces for the APWine community.
🏆 APWine is offering:
Aurora is a solution that allows to execute Ethereum contracts in a more performant environment—NEAR blockchain, a modern layer-1 blockchain that is fast (2-3 second transaction finalization), scalable, and carbon neutral. Aurora is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) implemented as a smart contract on NEAR Protocol.
Aurora provides the Ethereum 1.0 development experience, with layer-2-like speed and scalability. If you are an Ethereum developer, getting started on Aurora is as easy as changing the RPC endpoint you interact with.
Advantages of Hacking with Aurora
🏆 General Aurora prize pool is $10.,000 which will be paid in USDC, based on the following judging criteria:
Bounties / Hack Ideas
To get the ball rolling and give you a feeling of what can be built on Aurora (to tell you the truth, pretty much everything) we shortlisted some ideas that we’d love to see you working on:
or just Surprise Us.
There is no specific order in the examples above. Moreover, you are free and encouraged to open your imagination and deliver your own novel or crazy use case of Aurora.
Yearn Finance is a decentralized investment aggregator that leverages composability and uses automated strategies to allow users to earn high yield on crypto assets. Yearn has deployed more than 200 strategies and has over 2B in TVL. Yearn's core product, the yVaults , is a set-it-and-forget-it yield aggregator running on top of DeFi's yield-generating protocols like Compound, Aave, Curve, and Convex. Vaults benefit users by socializing gas costs, automating the yield generation and rebalancing process, and automatically shifting capital as opportunities arise. Because of yVault's open design, other protocols have repurposed the generated yield as a design component in their protocol, including Alchemix, QiDao, Abracadabra, Shapeshift, and SteakWallet.
Build the next new innovation on how to use yield in exciting new ways. Go crazy and implement yield ideas using code. Not sure if it will pass our security review, don’t worry. yAmazing strategies will go through our security funnel after the hackathon. You also can build a strategy on an L2 or an analytics function. Read more for additional ideas: https://medium.com/iearn/building-with-yearn-hack-the-future-of-defi-4bd71e14f585
The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) enables you to have a cross-platform web3 username and profile, to simplify crypto payments for any blockchain, and decentralized websites. ENS supports .ETH names natively, as well as importing DNS names you already own. ENS is integrated in over 300 services, including wallets, dapps, and browsers.
🏆 ENS is offering:
Cronos is building an open ecosystem where developers can create their own DeFi and GameFi applications, targeting a base of 50+ million users globally. Earlier this year, Cronos Labs launched a $100M Accelerator program to help developers build new projects and the future of Web3 within the Cronos ecosystem.
When developers build on Cronos, they can leverage all Ethereum developer tools (i.e. Solidity, Truffle, Hardhat, OpenZeppelin, Web3.js, ethers.js, ChainSafe Gaming SDK); leading crypto wallets (i.e. MetaMask, Crypto.com Defi Wallet, Trust Wallet); wrapped versions of the world’s top 50 cryptocurrencies; Cronos Play, a suite of developer tools for Unity, C++ and Unreal engine; inter-blockchain communication (IBC) cross-chain connectivity to Cosmos chains; and a rich ecosystem of composable DeFi and GameFi dApps.
🏆 Cronos is offering:
Best projects deployed on Cronos chain mainnet or testnet
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 is offering: 🥇Top prize - 4k 'Best use of Abacus' messaging API 💸 2k - Best use of Abacus - DeFi related 🌠 2k - Best use of Abacus - NFT related 🏗 2k - Best use of Abacus - Infrastructure
Livepeer is the world's open video infrastructure. Founded in 2017, Livepeer provides cost-efficient, secure, scalable, and reliable infrastructure that can handle today's high demand for video processing. Livepeer's decentralized network includes over 70,000 GPUs and currently processes millions of minutes a week. Learn about how Livepeer works.
Livepeer Studio, which you’ll be using in your hack, is a video toolkit that makes it easy for builders to access the decentralized Livepeer network.
🏆 Wow us with the best hacks using Livepeer Studio’s video Livestream or On Demand API in web3 gaming, metaverse, social, or creator applications:
🏆1st place - $4,000
🥈2nd place - $2,000
🥉3rd place - $2,000
🎖4th place - $1,000
🏅5th place - $1,000
REQUIREMENTS: Your code must include a complete, functional integration of the Livepeer.Studio API
Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Documentation / Tutorials
Sample Applications to Clone
🏆 UMA is offering for the best use of their OO:
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:
XMTP (Extensible Message Transport Protocol) is an open protocol and network for secure, private messaging between Ethereum accounts. With the XMTP SDK, developers can enhance their applications with a universal inbox for direct messages, alerts, and announcements, or build new tools for dapps, DAOs, creators, and protocols to re-engage users via web3 messaging. Its primary contributor, XMTP Labs, is funded by some of the industry’s top venture capital funds including a16z Crypto and Coinbase Ventures.
To try out XMTP, we have built a reference client at xmtp.chat - you can then send a message to petermdenton.eth and experience native, secure web3 messaging. You can also fork this example client and build your own here.
🏆 XMTP is offering - Best use of Web3 Messaging in Dapps, DAOS, and Defi.
You can get started by checking out the XMTP developer resources, specifically:
Previous Hackathon Project Examples
Helpful UI Examples
Connect with Us
🏆 Tableland is offering:
Most Innovative Use of Tableland, rewarded to the two teams demonstrating a novel use case for using Tableland. Bonus points — cross-chain SQL queries using Ethereum, Polygon, Optimism, and/or Arbitrum.
🏊♂️ $3500 Pool Prize, rewarded to teams that use Tableland SQL tables to store data in a meaningful way; special consideration will be given to teams focused on metaverse/gaming, developer tooling, and/or dynamic NFT metadata.
Lens Protocol is a composable and decentralized social graph. It lets creators take ownership of their content wherever they go in the digital garden of the decentralized internet. With Lens Protocol, you are in control. You own your profile, where you use it, how you use it, and even how you monetize it. That means you have the power over your content, and it’s all right there, as an NFT, in your wallet. It’s not just easy. It’s how digital identity should be: yours.
🏆 **Lens is offering:**Fast Publishing ✍️ Ideas around how to publish any type of content to Lens as fast as possible. 🥇 1st Prize: 3500 🥈 2nd Prize: 1500
Check out docs.lens.xyz to enter the developer garden, discover ideas for how to leverage Lens, and much more!
Do more with your DAO.
Āut is an extendable Protocol designed to power the next generation of human Coordination.
The DAOs 2.0, if you like, or a DAO Renaissance.
It does so by "expanding" any Standard DAO Contract - with custom Membership modules on top.
🥇 Build a DAO-powered DApp with Āut - 5,000 USD
A DAO-powered DApp is a new paradigm in building Decentralized Applications supported by a DAO behind the hood.
This goes to projects using one or more of āut products for the DAO + DApp. We're mainly interested in Creative DApps (i.e.: Art, Music, Poetry, ...) or Public Goods DApps (i.e.: ReFi, NGOs, governance, ...). Functional uses of Āut we will consider are:
From a technical standpoint, in order to be considered, each project needs to have a functional integration of Aut:
Main judgment criteria will be:
Most innovative project/DApp using Aut for Public Goods, (H)Acktivism or Social Networking (local and otherwise) will have additional points.
Projects that are incomplete, or do not complete steps 1-to-4 won't be considered for the Prize.
Unstoppable Domains makes your crypto currency payments simple and allows you to build censorship resistant websites.
🏆 Unstoppable will award $5,000 + $2,250+ domain credits in prizes
📥 Best use of Login with Unstoppable
🏊 $1,800 Prize Pool
Sismo enables users to generate ZK Badges proving their reputation or identity without compromising their privacy. A ZK Badge is a Non-Transferrable Token which represents an attestation (e.g I donated on Gitcoin, I am part of Proof of Humanity registry, I sent more than 100 transactions on Ethereum etc..). As ZK Badges follow the ERC1155 Standard, they are very easy to use to gate your app in a privacy preserving way. Sismo is a modular and open protocol: anyone can easily create its own Badge for its app or community.
Privacy fighter: Best use of Sismo to improve users privacy - $2,000
Sybil Killer: Best sybil resistant ZK Badge - $1,500
ZK builder: Best ZK Badge - $1,500
QuickNode is the premier Web3 developer platform, helping today's most cutting-edge apps run with speed, reliability, and scale. Powering top projects & businesses, and empowering developers with instant access to 15+ chains across a global node network.
QuickNode is a Web3 developer platform providing access to multiple chains with a wide range of API products to build fast, scalable dApps.
🏆 The best use of QuickNode's NFT API or Token API will be eligible to receive the following:
We at Covalent believe that access to organized blockchain data can unlock a billion possibilities and so we provide the best single unified API to bring full transparency and visibility to assets across all blockchain networks. With the Covalent API, there is no need to invest developer resources in writing SQL or other queries since granular, decoded, multi-chain data is immediately available for 30+ blockchain networks including Ethereum, BSC, Polygon, Fantom and Avalanche. Covalent is fast becoming the go-to data provider, with the Covalent API powering over 1,000 industry-leading projects such as Zerion, ChainGuardians, 0x and Reef.The Covalent Unified API is the fastest way to get blockchain data for your ETHNewYork 2022 Hackathon project!
🏊 Covalent is offering a $5,000 USD (equivalent in USDC/USDT) prize pool for all projects that make meaningful use of any Covalent API endpoints for their ETHOnline BUIDLs.
Prizes will be awarded at Covalent's discretion, according (but not limited) to the following metrics:
To qualify, projects must, at the very least, use one Covalent API endpoint and pull on-chain data from any of our 40 supported chains.
Our API is ideal for building multi-chain projects related to:
Valist is a web3-native software distribution platform powered by best-in-class decentralized protocols. Valist enables developers and DAOs to coordinate, publish, and share, and optionally monetize software without relying on centralized services like GitHub or Steam.
🏆 Valist is offering:
Connext is the interoperability protocol of L2 Ethereum. Connext enables sending value and calling contracts across Ethereum-compatible chains and L2s, with plug-in support for non-Ethereum systems. Unlike other approaches, the Connext does this without weakening economic security by introducing third party validators - it instead has the same trust considerations as the underlying chain(s).
🏆 Connext is offering:
🥇 Best original project built on Connext - 2,000 USDT
🔗 Best crosschain augmentation of an existing protocol - 2,000 USDT
🏊 Pool bounty - 1,000 USD
Judging Criteria for all prizes:
Ceramic is a decentralized data network that brings unlimited data composability to Web3 applications. With Ceramic's permissionless data streaming network, you can store streams of information and ever-changing files directly on the decentralized web – and share updates with anyone in the world.
ComposeDB is in active development. One of the most impactful changes is a move away from DataModels into the world of Composites. Composites are defined with a GraphQL schema and are more flexible than the DataModel approach we have taken in the past.
One major benefit of Composites is their ability to be combined into one large composition of the data your application needs. This composability relies on individual models being discoverable and shareable throughout the Ceramic ecosystem.
The Streamr Network is a layer zero protocol for real-time data transport, delivering a bulletproof pub-sub messaging layer. The Network transports streams of messages from data publishers to subscribers, appearing to the user as a global publish/subscribe messaging service. It is similar in functionality to message queues, enterprise messaging systems, MQTT brokers, Apache Kafka, or pub/sub cloud messaging services. Your Ethereum account is your Streamr account and identity. Every data point on Streamr is Cryptographically signed with the Ethereum private key.
Web3 projects can use the protocol in many ways, for example it allows the implementation of real-time features like chats and notifications, or collecting node metrics from a distributed network and sharing them on aggregate level to empower the community.
Use the Streamr protocol in some way as part of your dApp!
Unlock is a protocol developers, creators, and platforms can use to create memberships. Unlock’s goal is to ease implementation and increase conversion from “users” to “members,” creating a much healthier monetization environment for the web.
In short, Unlock is an open-source, collectively owned, community-governed, peer-to-peer system that creates time-based memberships.
There are a number of interdependent components of Unlock. These are:
Unlock Labs created Unlock Protocol to provide an open, shared infrastructure for memberships that removes friction, increases conversion, enables scale, reduces costs, and evolves the web from a business model built on attention toward one based on membership.
Unlock Protocol belongs to the Unlock Ecosystem, not Unlock Labs, and is governed by the Unlock DAO.
We aim for Unlock Protocol to be the primitive for every membership, both online and offline, around the globe. Together, we will create an internet owned and monetized by creators and their supporters.
🏆 Unlock is awarding prizes to projects that have the most inventive use of Unlock:
NFTPort is the Stripe for NFTs: one-stop, simple NFT Infrastructure and APIs for developers to bring NFT applications to market in hours instead of months. NFTPort takes care of the infrastructure so that developers can focus on building their application. NFTPort provides APIs for multi-chain NFT data and NFT minting, together with out-of-the-box NFT search, recommendations and detecting NFT counterfeits. NFTPort is used by 5000+ devs, including leading projects such as POAP and Nifty Gateway. Built by a team of ex-NATO, Nvidia & Monese and backed by the Co-Founders of Polygon, Skype & Wise.
🏊♂️ NFTPort Pool Prize — $5000
deBridge is a generic messaging and cross-chain interoperability protocol that enables anyone to build powerful cross-chain applications where value and messages flow seamlessly. The protocol is a secure infrastructure and framework for:
🏆 Most innovative cross-chain applications/integrations with the deBridge SDK and generic messaging infrastructure
Tellor is a decentralized oracle protocol that incentivizes an open, permissionless network of data reporting and data validation, ensuring that data can be provided by anyone and checked by everyone.
Built for any data type, our network of reporters supports your basic spot prices, more sophisticated pricing specs (TWAP/VWAP), Random Numbers, Snapshot Vote Results, or any custom data needs you have. If your data can be verified, Tellor can bring it on-chain.
🎉 Tellor is offering a $5000 (in TRB) prize pool for integrations with the top amounts going to the best projects that meet these requirements:
Oasis is the leading privacy-enabled and scalable layer-1 blockchain network. It combines high throughput and low gas fees with secure architecture to provide a next-generation foundation for Web3. Oasis Network separates consensus and execution into two layers, the Consensus Layer and The ParaTime Layer, for better scalability.
Sapphire is the first and only confidential EVM-compatible runtime. Sapphire offers Solidity developers a familiar development environment, but with the added benefits of Oasis’ privacy-preserving technology.
Sapphire allows for:
Confidential smart contract state, end-to-end encryption, confidential randomness
🏆 Oasis is offering:
Spruce lets users control their data across the web. We believe that the world is evolving toward one based on cryptography, networks, and digital economies that are user-controlled. Today, the dominant use case for user keys is the signing of blockchain transactions, but we think this barely scratches the surface of what is possible. Soon, the entirety of a user’s digital interactions will be based on their keypairs, and we’re unlocking this transition with our constellation of products. We meet users where they are, and empower them to use their existing keys to Sign-In with Ethereum, manage their digital identity, private storage, and more.
Spruce wants to encourage the creative use of Sign-In with Ethereum to build rich Web3 applications.
🏆 Spruce will be awarding teams that use Sign-In with Ethereum in their applications to meaningfully gate usage and access in certain ways, contribute to or extend our existing open-source libraries, or is generally a part of the core application flow.