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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

  • Ongoing support. Our core dev support team is backing and mentoring you while you are building 
  • Aurora Grants Program. We help your project thrive with our grants and investments from partnering funds.
  • Ecosystem. You can quickly enhance and scale your project by leveraging quick access to Aurora ecosystem partners.


🏆 General Aurora prize pool is $10.,000 which will be paid in USDC, based on the following judging criteria:

  • Tech implementation: it launches, it does what it suppose to, and the repo is open to review;
  • Quality and novelty of an idea;
  • Potential of growth within the Aurora ecosystem, e.g. it can thrive in the Aurora ecosystem after the hack is over (ofc with extra help from Aurora Grant Program
  • 🥇 1st place - $5000 in USDC
  • 🥈 2nd place - $3000 in USDC
  • 🥉 3rd place - $2000 in USDC


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:

  • Crowdfunding Platform
  • Educational Platform
  • Ticketing Solution
  • DAO Building Platform
  • Yield Aggregators
  • Decentralized Insurance or Landing (or a mixture of both) Platform
  • Launchpads 
  • DEXes
  • GameFi DApps
  • DeFi Analytics Platform
  • Wallets, Cross-chain, and Bridges

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.


Getting Started

Get to know Aurora better: