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Gnosis Chain is an EVM-compatible Layer-1 blockchain for software engineers, targeting top-notch security, resilience, and credible neutrality, backed by a deeply decentralized network secured by over 100K validators.

Gnosis Chain is an EVM-compatible Layer-1 blockchain for software engineers, targeting top-notch security, resilience, and credible neutrality, backed by a deeply decentralized network secured by over 100K validators.

Prizes

Gnosis Chain$20,000
   ㉧ $6,000       ㉧ $5,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $2,000   

Gnosis Chain will be awarding the following prizes for use of Gnosis Chain:

Most innovative dApps on Gnosis Chain:

  • 🥇 $6,000
  • 🥈 $5,000
  • 🥉 $2,000

Plus, special prizes for innovative dApps on Gnosis Chain:

  • 🤖 Best AI project on Gnosis Chain — $3,000
  • 🌉 Best project on Hashi — $2,000
  • 🔐 Best project on Safe — $2,000

We appreciate an impressive vision, an effective use case, and give additional points for a viable business model.

Getting Started

🤖 AI

Take advantage of Gnosis Chain’s decentralization and low network fees for your AI project. Demonstrate the power of AI on Gnosis Chain for a chance to win the AI bounty. Distributed labeling, training, model marketplaces, anything is possible. Be creative (don’t just build one more pay-for-GPT app).

🌉 Hashi

Hashi is an EVM Header Oracle Aggregator designed to facilitate a principled approach to cross-chain bridge security. The primary insight is that most bridge-related security incidents could have had a minimal impact if the systems relying on them had built in some redundancy. In other words, requiring messages to be validated by multiple independent mechanisms, rather than just one, is much more secure. Be creative!

🔐 Safe

Build with Safe on Gnosis Chain to take advantage of "sponsored transactions". Made possible by Account Abstraction (AA), Gnosis Chain together with Safe sponsors all your users’ Safe transactions on Gnosis Chain. Use the gasless experiences that feel like web2 interactions. Utilize the Safe{Core} Account Abstraction stack on Gnosis Chain for a chance to win this bounty.

⛓ Gnosis Chain

Recommended Things for Builders

Workshop

Building on Gnosis Chain: The What, Why, and ...

This presentation briefly describes the Gnosis chain, details why you should build on the Gnosis chain, and where t...

This workshop is happening in-person

06:00 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 1

About

Worldcoin is building the world’s largest identity and financial network as a public utility, giving ownership to everyone. Introducing the beta SDK for World ID. World ID is the protocol to bring global proof of personhood to the internet. World ID is privacy-first, decentralized and self-custodial.

Worldcoin is building the world’s largest identity and financial network as a public utility, giving ownership to everyone. Introducing the beta SDK for World ID. World ID is the protocol to bring global proof of personhood to the internet. World ID is privacy-first, decentralized and self-custodial.

Prizes

Worldcoin$20,000
   ㉧ $5,000       ㉧ $2,500       ㉧ $2,500       ㉧ $2,500       ㉧ $2,500       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟸       ㉧ $428 ×𝟽   

$20,000 USD are up for grabs at the hackathon for devs who build on top of World ID, distributed as follows:

  • 🥇 Best Overall — $5,000
  • 🧞 Most Creative Use Case — $2,500
  • 🧑‍⚖️ Best Governance App — $2,500
  • 🤖 Best AI Use Case — $2,500
  • 🔑 Best Sign in with Worldcoin App — $2,500

In addition to the top prizes:

  • 🏆 2x Honorable Mentions — $1,000 each
  • 🏊‍♂️ Pool Prize — $3,000 distributed between all qualifying submissions

Workshop

Global Proof of Personhood

It's more important than ever to prevent sybil attacks and know which users are real humans in our anonymous intern...

This workshop is happening in-person

06:30 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 1

About

Airstack enables you to easily integrate web3 on-chain data and related off-chain data into your apps.More powerful than previous solutions, Airstack enables complex queries that combine on-chain, off-chain, cross-chain, cross-project, and identity data, and enables developers to not have to host their own infrastructure to integrate and serve relevant ecosystem data to end-users.🤖 The Airstack AI engine 🤖 enables you to query with natural language (e.g. “show me all tokens held by Vitalik.eth, images of his NFTs, and his Lens and Farcaster usernames”) — a great way to get started learning the APIs!🔥 New at ETHGlobal Waterloo 2023 🔥 Web3 Identity Resolver APIs: Query across ENS, Lens, Farcaster, POAPs and NFTs with a single Airstack query/response. Build the future of web3 social interoperability with Airstack.👩‍💻 Projects building with Airstack include ZK attestation, CRM, marketing engines, ad platforms, portfolio balancers, storefronts, decentralized social, messaging apps, wallets, token-gated membership solutions, data visualization, and more. What will you build?

Airstack enables you to easily integrate web3 on-chain data and related off-chain data into your apps.More powerful than previous solutions, Airstack enables complex queries that combine on-chain, off-chain, cross-chain, cross-project, and identity data, and enables developers to not have to host their own infrastructure to integrate and serve relevant ecosystem data to end-users.🤖 The Airstack AI engine 🤖 enables you to query with natural language (e.g. “show me all tokens held by Vitalik.eth, images of his NFTs, and his Lens and Farcaster usernames”) — a great way to get started learning the APIs!🔥 New at ETHGlobal Waterloo 2023 🔥 Web3 Identity Resolver APIs: Query across ENS, Lens, Farcaster, POAPs and NFTs with a single Airstack query/response. Build the future of web3 social interoperability with Airstack.👩‍💻 Projects building with Airstack include ZK attestation, CRM, marketing engines, ad platforms, portfolio balancers, storefronts, decentralized social, messaging apps, wallets, token-gated membership solutions, data visualization, and more. What will you build?

Prizes

Airstack$10,000
   ㉧ $2,000 ×𝟹       ㉧ $500 ×𝟾   

With Airsack APIs you can build a fully functional app at the hackathon. The Airstack team will be judging your apps based on their completeness, innovativeness, and specific use of Airstack to make the 🪄 happen.We're offering the following prizes: 🥇 Excellent use of Airstack APIs — 3x $2,000 🎉 Build on Airstack— $4,000 Pool Prize Looking for some inspirations? Check out our Ideas List

Workshop

One API for all your web3 data integrations

Airstack enables devs to easily integrate web3 on-chain data and related off-chain data into their apps. **🔥** N...

This workshop is happening in-person

05:30 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 3

About

Hyperlane is the first interoperability layer that enables you to permissionlessly connect any blockchain, out-of-the-box. With Hyperlane you can connect your app to any chain, and easily have interchain function calls or asset transfers. Hyperlane has a one of a kind modular security stack, that allows you to configure your security model, and customize the security protocol you use to fit the action of your users.

Hyperlane is the first interoperability layer that enables you to permissionlessly connect any blockchain, out-of-the-box. With Hyperlane you can connect your app to any chain, and easily have interchain function calls or asset transfers. Hyperlane has a one of a kind modular security stack, that allows you to configure your security model, and customize the security protocol you use to fit the action of your users.

Prizes

Hyperlane$10,000
   ㉧ $4,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $2,000   

Browse ideas and suggestions on what you can build here: PROJECT IDEAS

🥇Top prize - $4,000 - Best use of Permissionless Interoperability

To qualify to win this prize you simply need to deploy Hyperlane on a new blockchain or Rollup. Once deployed, how you utilize your new-found interoperability capabilities will dictate how likely you are to win the grand prize! Could you be the first one to bring Hyperlane to Scroll? Or Fuel? What about other chains participating in the hack? You could even deploy to your own chain! The most compelling submissions will be those that have built an application through their deployment. Additionally an extremely compelling Interchain Application that does not leverage a unique Hyperlane deployment can be eligible as well. See below for more ideas about Interchain applications.

🎼 $2,000 - Best Interchain Application

An interchain application is an app that communicates between chains, it either transfers assets or has interchain function calls. The winner of this prize would be the most compelling application that leverages Hyperlane, and benefits from its presence on multiple chains!

💸 $2,000 - Best use of Hyperlane Warp Routes

Warp Routes are Hyperlane’s unique take on token bridging. They are unique and instanced expression of bridging as opposed to the traditional omnibus token bridge design. Each Warp Route can have its own security model, using Hyperlane’s Interchain Security Modules. Perhaps most importantly, Warp Routes are completely permissionless! No one can stop you from bringing whichever asset you’d like to any chain you’d like.

So how can you win this prize? While the only strict requirement is that you use Warp Routes in your submission, the more creative you get with it the better!

🌐 $2,000 - Write new Interchain Security Modules (ISMs)

Hyperlane’s Modular Security Stack is premised on a variety of available Interchain Security Modules that developers can use to secure how applications can communicate between chains. While a few ISM’s are already available, and more are in the works, the hackathon is a great opportunity to build new ones.

Getting Started

Workshop

Permissionless Interoperability - Connect Any...

In this workshop you'll learn how to quickly deploy Hyperlane onto any chain, and the basic of Hyperlane so that yo...

This workshop is happening in-person

06:00 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 3

About

UMA is an optimistic oracle (OO) that can verify any statement proposed on the blockchain. Using economic incentives, the OO tells smart contracts “things about the world” so contracts and markets asking for that data can be settled.  Across, UMA's sister project is a cross-chain bridge that supports cheap, secure, and near-instantaneous transfers between L2s and to L1. Across transfers are secured by UMA’s optimistic oracle.  Builders can use OO as a decentralized truth machine that is flexible enough to handle ambiguity and real-world data with human-powered dispute resolution. UMA’s OO secures and empowers a diverse set of Web3 applications, including cross-chain bridges, insurance protocols, prediction markets and customizable DAO tooling products.

UMA is an optimistic oracle (OO) that can verify any statement proposed on the blockchain. Using economic incentives, the OO tells smart contracts “things about the world” so contracts and markets asking for that data can be settled. 

Across, UMA's sister project is a cross-chain bridge that supports cheap, secure, and near-instantaneous transfers between L2s and to L1. Across transfers are secured by UMA’s optimistic oracle. 

Builders can use OO as a decentralized truth machine that is flexible enough to handle ambiguity and real-world data with human-powered dispute resolution. UMA’s OO secures and empowers a diverse set of Web3 applications, including cross-chain bridges, insurance protocols, prediction markets and customizable DAO tooling products.

Prizes

UMA$10,000
   ㉧ $5,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $500 ×𝟼   
  • 🥇 $5,000 in $UMA
  • 🥈 $2,000 in $UMA
  • 🏊 Pool Prize — $3,000 distributed between all qualifying submissions

Workshop

Decentralize Your DAO with oSnap

UMA's oSnap allows a DAO to vote gas-free on Snapshot while enforcing the results on-chain with their Safe, without...

This workshop is happening in-person

06:30 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 2

About

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 offers more than 16+ 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. Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) is a runtime environment for smart contracts (also called actors) on the Filecoin network. FVM brings user programmability to Filecoin, unleashing the enormous potential of an open data economy. FVM unlocks boundless possibilities, ranging from dataDAOs, to perpetual storage, to financial services for miners (e.g. collateral lending, liquid staking, insurance protocols), to decentralized compute and Layer 2 networks (such as reputation systems, and incentive-aligned content delivery networks, and more. Website | Twitter  Bacalhau is a platform for fast, cost-efficient, and secure computation that enables users to run compute jobs where the data is generated and stored. With the open-source Bacalhau project, you can streamline your existing workflows without rewriting by running Docker containers and WebAssembly (WASM) images as tasks. This architecture is also referred to as Compute Over Data (or CoD). Discord | Interplanetary Office hours

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 offers more than 16+ 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.

Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) is a runtime environment for smart contracts (also called actors) on the Filecoin network. FVM brings user programmability to Filecoin, unleashing the enormous potential of an open data economy. FVM unlocks boundless possibilities, ranging from dataDAOs, to perpetual storage, to financial services for miners (e.g. collateral lending, liquid staking, insurance protocols), to decentralized compute and Layer 2 networks (such as reputation systems, and incentive-aligned content delivery networks, and more. Website | Twitter 

Bacalhau is a platform for fast, cost-efficient, and secure computation that enables users to run compute jobs where the data is generated and stored. With the open-source Bacalhau project, you can streamline your existing workflows without rewriting by running Docker containers and WebAssembly (WASM) images as tasks. This architecture is also referred to as Compute Over Data (or CoD).

Discord | Interplanetary Office hours

Prizes

IPFS & Filecoin$10,000
   ㉧ $2,000 ×𝟸       ㉧ $500 ×𝟾       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟸   

🏆 Grand Prizes: 2 teams x $2,000 (paid in FIL)

🏃 Runners up: 2 teams x $1,000 (paid in FIL)

🏊 Prize Pool: 8 teams x $500 each (paid in FIL)

Challenge:

🪄DWeb It: Best solutions that turn current web services and applications into more open, equitable, secure, and resilient. Using one or several decentralized technologies from Protocol Labs Network qualifies for this track. Qualifying technologies: Filecoin Virtual Machine, Filecoin, IPFS (any implementation, Helia encouraged), LibP2P, Bacalhau, IPC, Web3.storage, NFT.storage, Filecoin Data Tools, Saturn.

Project categories Unique to the Filecoin Ecosystem:

💾 DataDAOs: Best DataDAOs and DAO tooling solutions built on FVM to enable curation, use, storage, analysis, monetization, and/or governance of valuable datasets.

💰DeFi : Best DeFi tools and services built on FVM to create value for FIL token-holders and 3500+ storage provider systems in the Filecoin Network.

🔗 Tools, Infra & Bridging: Best tooling solutions built on FVM to make the Filecoin Storage Network more accessible and easy-to-use for developers across Web2 and/or Web3 ecosystems.

🚀 Programmable Storage markets: Best solutions built on FVM to orchestrate, aggregate and broker storage for Data clients and 3500+ Storage Providers on the Filecoin network.

💻 Compute over Data and/or AI: Best solutions on FVM to facilitate decentralized compute and/or AI jobs. Build new solutions or decentralized versions of services like Amazon Lambda, Cloudflare Workers, Kubernetes OR solutions for DeSci, DAI, etc. – using tools like Bacalhau, Lurk (ZK proofs), Lilypad and more!

Find inspiration here

Getting Started

About

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. Website | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram | Discord

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.

Website | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram | Discord

Prizes

Polygon$10,000
   ㉧ $500 ×𝟺       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟹       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟹       ㉧ $118 ×𝟷𝟽   

ZM builders, we’re challenging you to hack with Polygon solutions to solve real-world problems. All prizes may be split by multiple teams!

🤝 $3,000 Best Public Good with Account Abstraction or Gasless transactions on Polygon

Create a permissionless public good dapp with an app-like UX by sponsoring your users’ gas fees using gasless transactions or by batching transactions into a single transaction.

Learn more by reading up on ERC-4337: Account Abstraction and Gasless transactions.

Account Abstraction SDKs:

In your project’s README, explain the UX optimization strategies you chose and link to relevant sections of code with your account abstraction implementation.

🚀 $3,000 Best, most innovative hacks deployed on Polygon zkEVM

gm anon, or should we say ZM. We’ve officially entered the zkVerse with the launch of Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta. We’re challenging you to create a startup worthy hack that's got a killer UX and is deployed to Polygon zkEVM. Deploying to Polygon zkEVM is as easy as changing your RPC url. 🚀

We've got infinite zkEVM build ideas ~ here are some other technologies and eips you could build on zkEVM

  • 🤔 EIP 6551 on Polygon zkEVM, which gives every NFT a smart contract account, so NFTs could hold NFTs that could hold NFTs
  • 🤔 Something data driven with a Subgraph from The Graph on Polygon zkEVM
  • 🤔 Decentralized video hacks with Livepeer on Polygon zkEVM
  • 🤔 Encrypt data before putting it on Polygon zkEVM for max privacy with Lit Protocol
  • 🤔 Paymasters aka pay users' gas with Safe SDKs on Polygon zkEVM
  • 🤔 Photo sharing with images pinned on IPFS in Polygon zkEVM NFTs

Bonus points if it's a cross-chain or x-chain hack connecting Polygon zkEVM with Ethereum or Polygon PoS. Check out the universal bridge repo, a unified interface for sending messages from Ethereum to other chains and rollups to get started.

Cross-Chain ideas from the Polygon zkEVM team:

  • Implement an OpenZeppelin Governor that allows token holders to vote on Polygon zkEVM with proposals that are still on Ethereum or Polygon PoS Create a snapshot strategy that accounts for token balance on Ethereum, Polygon PoS, & Polygon zkEVM
  • Build a zkEVM NFT project with mint logic that depends on owning an asset on Ethereum or Polygon PoS

🆔 $2,000 Best use of Polygon ID's Verifiable Credentials

Self Sovereign Identity is the future. Use Polygon ID to represent identity-based information as verifiable credentials in your dapp so your users can prove access rights to dapp features without giving up their private data.

Polygon ID resources:

Ideas from the Polygon ID team:

  • Anonymous voting - On-chain voting exposes the choices made by different public addresses. Create a hack that proves DAO membership with a VC while making sure members don’t double vote.
  • Social proof of influence or activity - Create a proof of influence issuer that issues VCs based on numbers of followers or number of posts across social platforms
  • Bot protection - Create a decentralized verification system providing individual VCs of liveliness & uniqueness that could be combined to prevent sybil attacks.

🏊‍♂️ $2,000 Build #onPolygon in Public Pool Prize with valid Twitter post

Deploy your smart contract on Polygon (Polygon PoS Mainnet, Polygon PoS Mumbai Testnet, Polygon zkEVM Mainnet, or the Polygon zkEVM Testnet) and provide a link to the smart contract and your tweet. All teams that satisfy these requirements will split the pool prize.

Pool prize eligibility ✅

  • In your project’s README link to your deployed smart contract(s) on Polygonscan
  • Link to your tweet: Use this link to Tweet out the link to your Github repo and deployed smart contract.

About

The XDC Network was established in 2017 by a community of developers, early adopters, and advocates who champion the adoption of XDC's blockchain technology. The network's long-term vision is to solve real-world problems, such as enabling small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in trade finance and ensuring transparent and trustless delivery of charitable funds. The XDC Foundation, established in 2021, supports the growth, development, and adoption of the XDC Network, fostering a community-driven initiative with developers, world trade experts, and content creators.

The XDC Network was established in 2017 by a community of developers, early adopters, and advocates who champion the adoption of XDC's blockchain technology.

The network's long-term vision is to solve real-world problems, such as enabling small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in trade finance and ensuring transparent and trustless delivery of charitable funds.

The XDC Foundation, established in 2021, supports the growth, development, and adoption of the XDC Network, fostering a community-driven initiative with developers, world trade experts, and content creators.

Prizes

XDC Foundation$10,000
   ㉧ $3,500       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $1,500       ㉧ $500       ㉧ $500       ㉧ $800       ㉧ $700       ㉧ $500   

We are offering amazing prizes to reward your hard work and innovative solutions:

Overall Top Projects:

  • 🏆🥇 1st Prize: $3500
  • 🥈 2nd Prize: $2000
  • 🥉 3rd Prize: $1500

Category Specific Prizes:

  1. 🤖 Tip Bot for Social Media: Best project: $500
  2. 🧾 Activity Tracking Bot for Wallet Movements: Best project: $500
  3. 🎫 Zero-Knowledge Money Coupons in the form of NFTs: Best project: $800
  4. 🚀 Crowdfunding/Fundraising Platform: Best project: $700
  5. 🎟️ Token Gated Attendance Activities: Best project: $500

⚠️ Remember, you can win in both the overall and category-specific prizes!

Getting Started

Check out the resources below to hit the ground running:

So, why wait? Start brainstorming, coding, and let's build the future of blockchain together! 🚀💡🎉

💡 Hackathon Categories & Applications

The categories below serve as inspiration for the kind of projects we are excited to see. They are not strict requirements, and we encourage you to interpret them creatively or come up with entirely new ideas.

  1. 🤖 Tip Bot for Social Media: We challenge you to develop an innovative bot that integrates seamlessly with popular social media platforms, enabling cryptocurrency tipping. The bot should provide an easy and secure way for users to transfer small amounts of crypto to reward and appreciate valuable content. Focus on balancing security concerns with a user-friendly interface to enhance the tipping experience.
  2. 🧾 Activity Tracking Bot for Wallet Movements: Can you design a robust bot capable of monitoring and reporting wallet transactions on the blockchain? It should track chosen wallet addresses and promptly notify users of any activity via their preferred social media channels. Your bot should accurately extract data from the blockchain and present it to users in a comprehensive and accessible manner. Consider tracking a variety of assets, including NFTs, ERC20 tokens, or the native token.
  3. 🎫 Zero-Knowledge Money Coupons in the form of NFTs: We invite you to create a ground-breaking proof-of-concept system that transforms money coupons into NFTs, leveraging zero-knowledge proofs to ensure user privacy. Your system should aim to emulate and improve upon traditional money transfer systems prevalent in developing countries, highlighting the advantages brought by blockchain technology, such as cost-effectiveness, accelerated transactions, and superior security.
  4. 🚀 Crowdfunding / Fundraising Platform: Are you up for the challenge of building a dynamic platform that facilitates aspiring founders to initiate public fundraisers post a thorough KYC process? The platform should oversee secure transactions and creatively incentivize contributors with rewards proportional to their contributions. Give special consideration to the KYC process, user interface, and the architecture of the smart contract managing funds.
  5. 🎟️ Token Gated Attendance Activities: Here's an exciting one: Develop a system that verifies event attendance based on token ownership. Strive to build a secure, user-friendly platform that can authenticate token holders and accord them access to designated events or activities.

🌈 Freestyle: Feel free to come up with your own ideas and concepts that can leverage the capabilities of the XDC Network. We welcome all your creative and innovative solutions!

About

ApeCoin is an ERC-20 governance and utility token for decentralized communities building at the forefront of culture and web3. Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem, is a contributor to the APE ecosystem and is adopting ApeCoin as the primary token for the BAYC ecosystem as well as upcoming metaverse and gaming experiences. APE adoption will be driven largely by communities who are driving culture forward through NFTs, art, gaming, entertainment, community and events.  ApeCoin serves several purposes including:  * Governance - allows ApeCoin holders to participate in the ApeCoin DAO  * Unification of Spend - shared and open currency across more NFT native communities  * Access - exclusive games, merch, events, and services  * Incentivization - tool for third-party developers to incorporate APE into their services, games, and other projects

ApeCoin is an ERC-20 governance and utility token for decentralized communities building at the forefront of culture and web3. Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club ecosystem, is a contributor to the APE ecosystem and is adopting ApeCoin as the primary token for the BAYC ecosystem as well as upcoming metaverse and gaming experiences. APE adoption will be driven largely by communities who are driving culture forward through NFTs, art, gaming, entertainment, community and events. 

ApeCoin serves several purposes including: 

  • Governance - allows ApeCoin holders to participate in the ApeCoin DAO 
  • Unification of Spend - shared and open currency across more NFT native communities 
  • Access - exclusive games, merch, events, and services 
  • Incentivization - tool for third-party developers to incorporate APE into their services, games, and other projects

Prizes

ApeCoin DAO$10,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $3,000   

Best Integration: Best use of ApeCoin in a dApp or application. This includes things like payments and gaming.

  • 🥇 $3,000
  • 🥈 $2,000

Best Contribution: Relates to tooling and experiences around using NFTs in games, phygital, or metaverse experiences. Should use ERC-6551, ERC-4337, or another new ERC standard in its architecture.

  • 🥇 $3,000
  • 🥈 $2,000

About

Sismo enables users to aggregate and selectively disclose personal data to apps with Sismo Connect.

Sismo enables users to aggregate and selectively disclose personal data to apps with Sismo Connect.

Prizes

Sismo$10,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $1,000   
  • 🤝 Best use of Sismo Connect for Sybil-resistance - $3,000
  • 🔗 Best onchain Sismo Connect App - $2,000
  • ⛓ Best offchain Sismo Connect App - $2,000
  • 🤯 Best technical wow factor - $2,000
  • 🔐 Best privacy vibe - $1,000

Workshop

Sybil-Resistant and Privacy-Preserving Airdro...

During this workshop, we will live code and deploy a gated Airdrop. We will leverage Zero-Knowledge proofs with Sis...

This workshop is happening in-person

04:30 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 2

About

The Blockchain Operating System (BOS) is NEAR's latest tech stack to decentralize the frontends of Web3 dapps from any chain. With BOS, you get the best of both worlds: decentralization & Web2-like UX/UI.

The Blockchain Operating System (BOS) is NEAR's latest tech stack to decentralize the frontends of Web3 dapps from any chain. With BOS, you get the best of both worlds: decentralization & Web2-like UX/UI.

Prizes

NEAR Protocol$10,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $2,000 ×𝟸       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟹   

Best Frontend Component Built with BOS:

  • 🥇 $3,000
  • 🥈 2x $2,000
  • 🥉 3x $1,000

BOS (Blockchain Operating System) is the easiest way to build and deploy your frontend on-chain by creating a JSX Component. All of the frontend source code on BOS is stored on-chain on Near, making your frontend fully decentralized and open-source. While the frontend is on Near, it can interact with smart contracts on any EVM chain in the backend. Components are also composable, meaning you can reuse and remix different components together and embed them into your dapp.

You are encouraged to incorporate this challenge into your submission for ETHGlobal Waterloo by creating a frontend component for your final project with BOS and deploying it on near.org. You can also build a custom BOS frontend for any existing EVM dapp as your final submission (see examples of BOS components for 1inch, Lido, or Uniswap, for inspiration).

Selection Criteria

Base Criteria (all submissions):

  • You must submit a link to your dapp or project with a live, working BOS Component
  • The component should prompt the user to connect their Ethereum Wallet of choice
  • The component should display on-chain data (e.g. account balance / tokens), and allow the user to make a transaction through it
  • The component should NOT be a simple fork of an existing BOS component with minimal changes

An outstanding submission is: A live working frontend component deployed to the NEAR mainnet that interacts with a popular protocol on the Ethereum mainnet, L2s, or other chain supported by Blocknative infra. Everything in production. A user connecting to the component with a wallet should be able to make a transaction on mainnet in addition to viewing data from a smart contract. The frontend should support the majority of the features in the protocol.

TLDR:

  • Comprehensiveness of functionality
  • Production-grade user experience
  • Code readability and reusability
  • BONUS: provide feedback on your experience of developing with BOS
  • BONUS: help evangelize BOS (e.g., contribute to docs, talk about it in presentations and/or social media)
  • BONUS: demonstrate BOS’ composability by embedding different (new or existing) components together in your interface to improve overall UX
  • BONUS: demonstrate BOS’ capacity to improve the user onboarding experience by integrating FastAuth

Getting Started

The best way is to search for components on near.org, view the source code & start forking away! All BOS components are entirely on-chain and open-source.

🏁 Quickstart

🔍 All BOS frontend components

💡 BOS Docs

🗎 NEAR Docs

🍴Fork this Lido Component (ETH Mainnet) to get started

🍴Fork this Multichain Swap component (zkSync, ETH Mainnet, NEAR) to get started

📺 BOS Explainer by NEAR's co-founder Illia Polosukhin

ℹ️ BOS Developer Chat

Workshop

How to Decentralize Any Frontend Using BOS

The Blockchain Operating System (BOS) is NEAR's latest tech stack to decentralize the frontends of Web3 dapps from ...

This workshop is happening in-person

04:30 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 1

About

Ask us questions: https://t.me/tokenbound Tokenbound is a cutting-edge platform that introduces an additional dimension of utility to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by employing Ethereum's ERC-6551 standard to bind access controls directly to these tokens. By leveraging the ERC-6551 standard, Tokenbound enables developers to create unique systems where the ownership of an NFT, effectively acting as a digital key, grants its holder access to specific permissions, such as exclusive digital content, online services, or even physical spaces. ERC-6551 unlocks exciting new capabilities for NFTs, like NPCs (Networked Playable Characters) having unique onchain identities, objects and characters with configurable inventories, bundles, and investment portfolios. This approach opens up a multitude of possibilities, transforming how we interact with the digital and physical world and heralding a new era for NFT utility.

Ask us questions: https://t.me/tokenbound

Tokenbound is a cutting-edge platform that introduces an additional dimension of utility to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by employing Ethereum's ERC-6551 standard to bind access controls directly to these tokens. By leveraging the ERC-6551 standard, Tokenbound enables developers to create unique systems where the ownership of an NFT, effectively acting as a digital key, grants its holder access to specific permissions, such as exclusive digital content, online services, or even physical spaces.

ERC-6551 unlocks exciting new capabilities for NFTs, like NPCs (Networked Playable Characters) having unique onchain identities, objects and characters with configurable inventories, bundles, and investment portfolios. This approach opens up a multitude of possibilities, transforming how we interact with the digital and physical world and heralding a new era for NFT utility.

Prizes

Tokenbound & ERC-6551$10,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟸       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟸       ㉧ $1,000   
  • 🏆 Best use of ERC 6551 —$3,000
  • 🤖 Best NPC use case (NFT + TBA + LLMs) —$2,000
  • 🏗 Best infrastructure/tooling (indexer, walletconnect, etc.) —$2,000
  • 🎥 Best onchain media use cases (music, art, photos, etc.) —$2,000
  • 🎨 Best interactive design/visualization of TBAs —$1,000

Getting Started

Workshop

Building with Token Bound Accounts (ERC 6551)

Jayden Windle, Founding Developer at Future Primitive will be leading a workshop focused on the Tokenbound SDK and ...

This workshop is happening in-person

04:00 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 3

About

DELV is building the complete suite of decentralized finance. From core infrastructure to structured products, our protocols work together to help create and usher in the new financial system.

DELV is building the complete suite of decentralized finance. From core infrastructure to structured products, our protocols work together to help create and usher in the new financial system.

Prizes

DELV$7,500
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $1,500   

🏆 Best Custom Voting Vault: Develop a VotingVault contract that brings something new to the Council protocol. How you redefine voting power is up to you. The best custom vault will earn a $3000 prize.

💎 Best UI Integration or New Feature: Take our existing UI and enhance it by integrating another protocol/service, or by adding a new feature or improvement. The most effective integration or feature will earn a $3000 prize.

🛠 Best Use of SDK/CLI: Our SDK and CLI are versatile, and we want to see how well you can use them. The most practical and innovative feature or tool that uses SDK/CLI will earn a $1500 prize.

About

The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum, Polygon and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible.

The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum, Polygon and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, making data easily accessible.

Prizes

The Graph$7,500
   ㉧ $1,400       ㉧ $1,000       ㉧ $600       ㉧ $1,200       ㉧ $800       ㉧ $500       ㉧ $154 ×𝟷𝟹   

Best New Subgraph(s): Build and deploy a custom subgraph that indexes data from a smart contract to query blockchain data to your dapp.

  • 🥇 Grand Prize: $1400
  • 🥈 1st Runner-up: $1000
  • 🥉 2nd Runner-up: $600

Best use of Existing Subgraph(s): Query an existing subgraph on the Graph Explorer or hosted service using the public query URL from the subgraph dashboard.

  • 🥇 Grand Prize: $1200
  • 🥈 1st Runner-up: $800
  • 🥉 2nd Runner-up: $500

Pool Prize: Build and deploy or use an existing subgraph that indexes data from a smart contract to query blockchain data to your dapp.

  • 🏅 Pool Prize: $2000

Workshop

Quickstart to Subgraph Development & Querying

Quickstart your building with The Graph! In this workshop we will be introducing the purpose of The Graph, deployi...

This workshop is happening in-person

05:00 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 1

About

Unlock Protocol is a system to create memberships and sell access NFTs in minutes. Common use cases include: * Memberships * Subscriptions * Ticketing * Token gating * Certifications * Loyalty Programs * Gaming Unlock Protocol is an open-source, community governed protocol with apps, libraries and dev tools.

Unlock Protocol is a system to create memberships and sell access NFTs in minutes.

Common use cases include:

  • Memberships
  • Subscriptions
  • Ticketing
  • Token gating
  • Certifications
  • Loyalty Programs
  • Gaming

Unlock Protocol is an open-source, community governed protocol with apps, libraries and dev tools.

Prizes

Unlock Protocol$5,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $1,500       ㉧ $500   

🏆 Most inventive use of Unlock Protocol

  • 🥇 1st Prize: $3,000
  • 🥈 2nd Prize: $1,500
  • 🥉 3rd Prize: $500

Getting Started

Workshop

Integrating Membership Smart Contracts Into Y...

Unlock Protocol is a system to integrate smart contracts into your project to create memberships and sell or airdro...

This workshop is happening in-person

05:30 PM EDT — Friday, Jun 23, 2023 in Workshop Room 2

Compound Grants Program

$5,000

About

Compound Grants is a program run by the Questbook team, issuing grants to builders in the Compound protocol's community. Learn more about the program at <https://questbook.app>. Compound is an algorithmic, autonomous interest rate protocol built for developers, to unlock a universe of open financial applications. The protocol provides interest rate markets for supplying and borrowing supported crypto assets.

Compound Grants is a program run by the Questbook team, issuing grants to builders in the Compound protocol's community. Learn more about the program at https://questbook.app.

Compound is an algorithmic, autonomous interest rate protocol built for developers, to unlock a universe of open financial applications.

The protocol provides interest rate markets for supplying and borrowing supported crypto assets.

Prizes

Compound Grants Program$5,000

$5,000 USD to the single best integration of Compound III. The project must interact (smart contract or JSON RPC) with any instance of the v3 protocol or governance system, or be a supportive project specifically created for the Compound community's use.

About

## A crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps Buy, store, send and swap tokens Available as a browser extension and as a mobile app, MetaMask equips you with a key vault, secure login, token wallet, and token exchange—everything you need to manage your digital assets. Explore blockchain apps MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect to blockchain-based applications. You are always in control when interacting on the new decentralized web. Own your data MetaMask generates passwords and keys on your device, so only you have access to your accounts and data. You always choose what to share and what to keep private. \\ ## Connect with MetaMask SDK MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect your blockchain-based applications to millions of MetaMask Wallet users via MetaMask SDK. Our goal is to enable delightful user experiences for your apps that are built for diverse communities of users and use-cases, and compatible with various platforms. \\ ## Linea A developer-ready zk rollup for scaling Ethereum dapps. Projects across web3 are building with Linea to unlock new capabilities without compromising the security and developer experience of L1 Ethereum.

A crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps

Buy, store, send and swap tokens

Available as a browser extension and as a mobile app, MetaMask equips you with a key vault, secure login, token wallet, and token exchange—everything you need to manage your digital assets.

Explore blockchain apps

MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect to blockchain-based applications. You are always in control when interacting on the new decentralized web.

Own your data

MetaMask generates passwords and keys on your device, so only you have access to your accounts and data. You always choose what to share and what to keep private.

**

Connect with MetaMask SDK

MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect your blockchain-based applications to millions of MetaMask Wallet users via MetaMask SDK.

Our goal is to enable delightful user experiences for your apps that are built for diverse communities of users and use-cases, and compatible with various platforms.

**

Linea

A developer-ready zk rollup for scaling Ethereum dapps.

Projects across web3 are building with Linea to unlock new capabilities without compromising the security and developer experience of L1 Ethereum.

Prizes

MetaMask / Linea$5,000
   ㉧ $1,250 ×𝟸       ㉧ $1,250 ×𝟸   

**

Just deploy on Linea

**

We have $2500 total for up to 2 winners (i.e. $1250 each)

DO THIS!!!! —--> deploy https://rpc.goerli.linea.build ←—------

Linea is an EVM equivalent zk-rollup that offers faster finality and low gas fees to help you scale your dapps, and we want to see you build the dapp that will quickly grow our user base! Learn more at https://linea.build/.

Winners will be featured on our ecosystem portal and celebrated within the Linea community!

Beyond your winnings, you have the opportunity to work alongside ConsenSys post-hackathon to apply for a MetaMask Grant program. We want to build with you, and with a well-fleshed-out submission, we can help you take your idea to the next level, finish those features you couldn’t get to, or take your project to production.

Requirements:

  • Deployment: on Linea
  • Link to the deployed contract address on blockscout
  • Linea network configured in your code

Derp:

  • Repos must contain a text file named “waterloo.txt” with the phrase “Keep calm and love Waterloo”
  • This attention to detail helps us reward genuine effort and identify quality projects.
  • Code needs to be viewable on GitHub
  • Each submission should have a short video that describes scope and functionality of the dapp

Criteria

  • Utility
  • Technical sophistication
  • Fundability
  • Bonus points for number of ConsenSys products used (Truffle, Infura, and MetaMask SDK)

**

Mobile Fun with the MetaMask SDK

**

We have $2500 total for up to 2 winners (i.e. $1250 each)

Description

DO THIS!!!! —--> npm install @metamask/sdk ←—------

IT’S JUST THIS —-> https://docs.metamask.io/wallet/how-to/use-sdk/javascript/react/ ←—---

The MetaMask SDK makes it easy to add mobile wallet connections. You can leverage it to:

  • Connect a Unity game to MetaMask mobile
  • Create an Electron (Desktop) or JavaScript dapp

PLEASE NOTE: Using the SDK is not just connecting to MetaMask. Please check our dev guide and examples page to get familiarized with it. Any project that does not use the SDK will not be eligible for prizes.

We’re looking for a dapp with the best product market fit, design, investability, and execution that leverages the MetaMask mobile connection experience.

Requirements

  • GitHub repo
  • A short demo video of your dapp
  • Demonstrated usage of the MetaMask SDK in your code
  • README should detail what the project is and what it aims to accomplish
  • Valid submissions must include one of the various MetaMask SDKs at minimum, enabling users to connect to MetaMask Extension and/or MetaMask Mobile (Unity, JavaScript, React Native/iOS)

Judging Criteria

  • Best product market fit, scalability, investability, design and execution

About

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 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.

Prizes

QuickNode$5,000
   ㉧ $400 ×𝟻       ㉧ $1,500       ㉧ $1,500   
  • Best 5 projects using QuickNode RPC gets $400 each selected project = $2,000 total
  • Best use of Token API gets $1,500
  • Best use of NFT API gets $1,500 Total prize bounty = $5,000

About

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. ## 📥 Want to try out XMTP? To try out XMTP, we have built a reference client at demo.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 (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.

📥 Want to try out XMTP?

**To try out XMTP, we have built a reference client at **demo.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.

Prizes

XMTP$5,000
   ㉧ $1,500       ㉧ $1,000       ㉧ $333 ×𝟹       ㉧ $1,000   

🥇 - $1,500 Excellent use of XMTP SDKs 🥈 - $1,000 Excellent use of XMTP SDKs 🥉 - $500 Excellent use of XMTP SDKs

💪- $1,000 In-Chat Bounty Management Using XMTP and TalentLayer (see: https://www.notion.so/In-Chat-Bounty-Management-Using-XMTP-and-TalentLayer-392213f0a98f4a179b816aa1f50be51a)

🏗️ - $1,000 Best use of XMTP + Airstack APIs Using Airstack, Build a discovery engine for onboarding users into messaging via an example app on XMTP.

Getting Started

Developers

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About

Lit Protocol lets you create and manage distributed cryptographic key-pairs for condition-based encryption and programmatic signing. A decentralized key management network, Lit can be used in place of centralized key custodians and other key management solutions.

Lit Protocol lets you create and manage distributed cryptographic key-pairs for condition-based encryption and programmatic signing. A decentralized key management network, Lit can be used in place of centralized key custodians and other key management solutions.

Prizes

Lit Protocol$5,000
   ㉧ $4,000       ㉧ $500 ×𝟸   

Best use of Lit Actions and Programmable Key Pairs - $4,000 USDC

  • Improving the user experience in web3 is essential for the long-term success and adoption of decentralized technology. By making it easier and more intuitive for users to engage with the ecosystem, we can help create a more open, transparent, and user-centric internet for everyone.
  • Use Lit to create a seamless onboarding process or abstract away signing through programmatic signing. Lit provides the underlying infrastructure for developers to set up programmable signing based on on-chain and off-chain information.
  • Criteria for the prize: Must utilize Lit Actions and Programmable Key Pairs. UI/UX is top priority! Output should include a demo and documentation of how it utilizes Lit.

$1,000 Wildcard: Best use of Lit Overall

About

Endgame is MakerDAO's transformative period that opens an enormous opportunity for developers to get involved with the Maker ecosystem by building decentralized protocols and applications directly connected with the deep liquidity of the Maker Protocol and Dai. The first innovative integration Endgame introduces is Spark Protocol, a DAI-centric money market protocol combining the best liquidity directly from Maker and vertically integrating with the best DeFi protocols. Below we have a couple of themes for you to build connected to Spark Protocol, while we are trying to give as much information and guidance as possible we are more than happy for you to present your own ideas, derivations or fully new designs for open source tooling. → <https://towering-lycra-6ab.notion.site/fb83632b332f4c9a9b47c56ecf802e59?v=2c217a45ff1847e487f34a3fb3fea7a0&pvs=4/>

Endgame is MakerDAO's transformative period that opens an enormous opportunity for developers to get involved with the Maker ecosystem by building decentralized protocols and applications directly connected with the deep liquidity of the Maker Protocol and Dai.

The first innovative integration Endgame introduces is Spark Protocol, a DAI-centric money market protocol combining the best liquidity directly from Maker and vertically integrating with the best DeFi protocols.

Below we have a couple of themes for you to build connected to Spark Protocol, while we are trying to give as much information and guidance as possible we are more than happy for you to present your own ideas, derivations or fully new designs for open source tooling.

https://towering-lycra-6ab.notion.site/fb83632b332f4c9a9b47c56ecf802e59?v=2c217a45ff1847e487f34a3fb3fea7a0&pvs=4/

Prizes

MakerDAO$5,000
   ㉧ $2,500       ㉧ $1,500       ㉧ $1,000   

🥇 1st - $2,500

🥈 2nd - $1,500

🥉 3rd - $1,000

About

Quantstamp is a global leader in blockchain security, on a mission to secure the future of web3. We have performed hundreds of audits and protected billions in digital asset risk from hackers. Quantstamp is honored to have worked with some of the top projects in the industry, including Maker, Compound, Polygon, Arbitrum, Sandbox, and many more. come!

Quantstamp is a global leader in blockchain security, on a mission to secure the future of web3. We have performed hundreds of audits and protected billions in digital asset risk from hackers. Quantstamp is honored to have worked with some of the top projects in the industry, including Maker, Compound, Polygon, Arbitrum, Sandbox, and many more. come!

Prizes

Quantstamp$5,000
   ㉧ $2,500       ㉧ $2,500   

Smart Contract Security Tooling

We will be awarding the following prizes based on the following categories:

🛠 $2,500 for the Best Use Case 🎨 $2,500 for the Most Creative Solution


Overview:

This bounty is for highly motivated and technically skilled individuals who are willing to take the challenge to innovate and create tooling that can be beneficial for smart contract audits. The goal of this bounty is to create functioning prototypes of tools that can be used during the audit process, that foster security in smart contract development, or that can be used to build more tools.

Your project can be an extension to an existing tool, a new application, an AI-enhanced system, or it can have any other format as long as it aligns with the requirements and objectives of this assignment. If your tool is strong and innovative, there are opportunities for further incubation, and even the chance to join our team.

In addition to the source code, each tool needs to be submitted with a high-level description of its intention, a writeup of how it accomplishes the goal, instructions for executing the tool, and a demonstration of its capabilities. This can include sample smart contracts where it performs well and poorly, or some benchmarks (possibly against the contracts on-chain).


Some Examples and Ideas:

  • Develop a Slither extension: Create an extension that enhances the current Slither capabilities. This could include new analyses, or be an improvement to the current ones.

  • Use AI in smart contract audit or development: Sensibly apply AI to aid smart contract development or an audit. Do not have it do all the work (we know that this is problematic), but use it for something where it can perform well. This can include generating tests, inferring requirements, visualizing smart contract structure, comparing code to documentation, writing documentation, or assessing the quality of documentation and tests.

  • Produce ABIs for smart contracts based on bytecode: Construct a tool that, given a byte code, can retrieve an Application Binary Interface (ABI).

  • Attribution of newly deployed smart contracts: Develop a tool capable of attributing newly deployed smart contracts to projects. Code similarity detection: Create a tool capable of detecting code similarities.

  • Hack detector: Develop a tool that can detect potential hacks, either at the level of a transaction (in the mempool or after execution), or at the protocol level (recognizing that a protocol was hacked by some transaction).

  • Security tool for another chain or language: Build a tool that enhances the security of another blockchain or language. You can port some existing tooling, or develop new tools.


Evaluation Criteria:

  • Innovation and Uniqueness: We are looking for original ideas that can add value to the blockchain community.
  • Functionality: The tool should be functional, with clear evidence of its effectiveness.
  • Scalability and Usability: Consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate scalability and usability in practice.
  • Accuracy: Sometimes less is more. Tools that do just one thing really well can be better than tools that are very versatile, but fail often.
  • Impact: The tool should be able to improve smart contract audits or have a positive impact on the blockchain ecosystem.

Getting Started

About

unshETH Labs was founded in January 2023 to further decentralization of the Ethereum network via the creation of novel LSDfi primitives. The unshETH Labs team is responsible for the development of the unshETH protocol, and serves as one of the stewards of the nascent LSDfi space, which it is actively working to grow. unshETH is a transformative element within the Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem, designed to bolster its resilience, accessibility, and resistance to censorship. As a new DeFi primitive, unshETH encourages validator decentralization by stimulating competition among ETH liquid staking protocols, with the ultimate goal of delivering the best ETH staking experience to millions of users. The mission of unshETH is straightforward: incentivize decentralization by lowering liquidity costs for liquid staking protocols. Through incentive engineering, unshETH seeks to distribute capital across the Liquid Staking Derivatives (LSD) ecosystem in a way that prioritizes validator decentralization​. Launched in February 2023, unshETH paved the way for a new category of DeFi protocols, known as LSDfi. LSDfi represents a novel category of DeFi primitives that are constructed atop LSDs. The purpose of LSDfi is to foster markets focused on staking yields, validator monopolies, slashing risks, and even validator censorship. LSDfi paves the way for various applications including validator decentralization mining, validator dominance options, interest rate swaps, yield speculation, and efficient risk pricing. These mechanisms enable users to leverage the unique properties of LSDs, and can also be employed to enhance healthy competition among validators and prevent the monopolization of the consensus layer​. Website | Twitter | Discord

unshETH Labs was founded in January 2023 to further decentralization of the Ethereum network via the creation of novel LSDfi primitives. The unshETH Labs team is responsible for the development of the unshETH protocol, and serves as one of the stewards of the nascent LSDfi space, which it is actively working to grow.

unshETH is a transformative element within the Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem, designed to bolster its resilience, accessibility, and resistance to censorship. As a new DeFi primitive, unshETH encourages validator decentralization by stimulating competition among ETH liquid staking protocols, with the ultimate goal of delivering the best ETH staking experience to millions of users. The mission of unshETH is straightforward: incentivize decentralization by lowering liquidity costs for liquid staking protocols. Through incentive engineering, unshETH seeks to distribute capital across the Liquid Staking Derivatives (LSD) ecosystem in a way that prioritizes validator decentralization​. Launched in February 2023, unshETH paved the way for a new category of DeFi protocols, known as LSDfi.

LSDfi represents a novel category of DeFi primitives that are constructed atop LSDs. The purpose of LSDfi is to foster markets focused on staking yields, validator monopolies, slashing risks, and even validator censorship. LSDfi paves the way for various applications including validator decentralization mining, validator dominance options, interest rate swaps, yield speculation, and efficient risk pricing. These mechanisms enable users to leverage the unique properties of LSDs, and can also be employed to enhance healthy competition among validators and prevent the monopolization of the consensus layer​.

Website | Twitter | Discord

Prizes

unshETH $5,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $1,000       ㉧ $1,000   

🚀 Most Creative Integration with unshETH - $3000

Develop inventive applications uniquely integrate with unshETH, bringing out its full potential and versatility. Leverage unshETH within novel DeFi constructs or existing DeFi platforms in a way that creates new and useful user experiences.

🤖 unshETH Liquidator Bot - $1000

Develop a bot that automates the process of converting unshETH back into ETH by redeeming into the underlying LSDs and finding the best place to sell them for maximum returns.

💱 vdAMM Arbitrage Bot - $1000

Create a bot that exploits arbitrage opportunities between the vdAMM and other exchanges such as Curve, Balancer, etc., thereby generating profits from market inefficiencies.

Requirements:

To be eligible for any of the prizes, your project must integrate with the unshETH platform and contribute to the ecosystem in a meaningful and innovative way. We will only accept projects that meet this requirement.

Getting Started

Please refer to the unshETH documentation for more information on how the protocol works and how to integrate: https://docs.unsheth.xyz/

Ethereum Attestation Service

$5,000

About

EAS is an open-source infrastructure public good for making attestations onchain or off-chain. Open-source. Permissionless. Tokenless. Free to Use. Attestations are digital claims signed by an entity about anything or anyone. Use attestations to build more trust online. Check out our use cases for inspiration such as decentralized identity, content authenticity, voting systems, and much more. EAS is live on: Sepolia, Base Goerli, Optimism Goerli, Mainnet, Arbitrum, and Optimism Bedrock.

EAS is an open-source infrastructure public good for making attestations onchain or off-chain.

Open-source. Permissionless. Tokenless. Free to Use.

Attestations are digital claims signed by an entity about anything or anyone. Use attestations to build more trust online. Check out our use cases for inspiration such as decentralized identity, content authenticity, voting systems, and much more.

EAS is live on: Sepolia, Base Goerli, Optimism Goerli, Mainnet, Arbitrum, and Optimism Bedrock.

Prizes

Ethereum Attestation Service$5,000
   ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $1,000       ㉧ $1,000       ㉧ $1,000   
  • 🏆 $2,000 - Most Innovative Attestation Project

  • Rewarding the project that demonstrates groundbreaking creativity in attestation applications, showcasing the versatility and potential of EAS to create positive change in the ecosystem.

  • 🥈 $1,000 - Runner Up, Most Innovative Attestation Project

  • This prize goes to a project that exhibits exceptional innovation in leveraging attestations to address digital trust complexities, standing out as a notable runner-up in pushing EAS boundaries.

  • 🤝 $1,000 - Best Social Impact Attestation Project

  • Celebrating a project that uses attestations to drive meaningful societal change, exemplifying how trust can be built for social good via EAS.

  • 🤫 $1,000 - Best Privacy-Preserving Attestation Project

  • Recognizing a project that skillfully uses attestations to uphold user privacy. This award emphasizes the importance of balancing trustworthy attestations with the protection of personal information within the EAS ecosystem.

Teams who actually register schemas or make attestations on existing ones will be given more consideration in the decision to award prizes.

Getting Started

Website | Documentation | SDK | Github | Explore Ideas | What are attestations

Attestation Explorers:

Workshop Video! https://www.loom.com/share/1d5e4916e27e4ea29630a60aadd51815?sid=2b04db80-b347-4ef4-8cab-b691e8ad8c50

About

RISC Zero is the team behind the Bonsai proving service, a ZK proving service now live and available for experimentation at ETH Waterloo. The Bonsai proving service allows dApps to use the RISC Zero zkVM as a coprocessor for off-chain computations -- without any custom circuit development. Bonsai lets developers focus on solving complex problems without worrying about computations' gas cost, portability, and scaling.

RISC Zero is the team behind the Bonsai proving service, a ZK proving service now live and available for experimentation at ETH Waterloo.

The Bonsai proving service allows dApps to use the RISC Zero zkVM as a coprocessor for off-chain computations -- without any custom circuit development. Bonsai lets developers focus on solving complex problems without worrying about computations' gas cost, portability, and scaling.

Prizes

Risc Zero$5,000
   ㉧ $2,000       ㉧ $1,000 ×𝟸       ㉧ $500 ×𝟸   

🚀 Best use of Bonsai 🚀

Resources

Bonsai access whitelist request available here: https://forms.gle/Ships93xqY4c8zA37

Meet with developers in person at our event Friday 13:30-17:30 EDT: https://lu.ma/07eyhz6m

Objectives

What dApps would you build if you could offload expensive or repetitive computations off chain? What if you could immediately trust the computations’ results without needing to wait for consensus? Use your imagination!

Prizes

The possibilities are broad — we’ll be around Friday night and on our Discord, so come chat with us if you want to brainstorm. There are several paths to winning RISC Zero hackathon projects: push some technical limits, get a clean demo for an interesting use case, or build a well-documented educational piece.

Here are the awards:

  • One $2000 first prize
  • Two $1000 second prizes

📊 Feedback bounty 📊

Resources

To make a submission for this bounty, fill out the feedback form (available on 6/24) at: https://bit.ly/3qXrrk2

Objectives

If you’ve had a chance to work thoroughly with a project for the first bounty, you’re eligible to submit for the second! We’re committed to learning from your experiences at these events, so as a thank you for the feedback you provide, we’ve added a bounty to reward the participants who provide us with the most thorough feedback. If you submit, here’s what you’re committing to:

  • A form filled out after you’ve engaged meaningfully with a project at the hackathon
  • A maximum of one hour talking to us on Telegram or Discord

Prizes

Heres what we’re giving away:

  • Two $500 prizes

💻 How to participate in our hackathon bounties 💻

Bonsai development steps

To work with their technology at the hackathon, you’ll:

  • Download a starter template that includes a fully self-contained development environment hosted on your local machine with the help of Foundry.
  • Build an app contract in standard Solidity (with full access to Forge tests, also in Solidity).
  • Write an off-chain provable computation in plain Rust with no custom circuits or complicated DSLs.

If you want to stop here, we’ll consider any working project that takes an interesting or educational approach to supplementing dApps with ZK-proven off-chain computations. We’re proud of our seamless transition from local proofs to Bonsai proving service so we’ll consider a standalone sufficient.

Bonsai deployment steps

If you’d like to play with the Bonsai proving service, we’ve designed the starting developer template to easily convert to a locally hosted contract that makes real calls to Bonsai through our ETH relay. If you’re eager to try out a new proving service, here’s what to do:

  • Fill out the Bonsai whitelist access form for an API key and API URL: https://forms.gle/Ships93xqY4c8zA37
  • Change 3 local environment variables and run your contract locally.

That’s it! Again, we’ll be around to support you as you form teams, develop projects, and prepare to submit, so please reach out if you have any questions or are curious about new projects.

Getting Started

We think these resources are a great place to start:

https://dev.bonsai.xyz

https://www.risczero.com

You can also jump straight into the README for this project:

https://github.com/risc0/bonsai-foundry-template

And for a writeup of a past hackathon that explains why we’ve awarded past winners, take a look at:

https://www.risczero.com/blog/zkhack

About

Highlight is a platform for making and discovering art on the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Our low-code tooling makes it easy for code-based generative artists and other creators to make art using real-time blockchain data, and deploy their projects as NFT collections using their own smart contracts. We’re thrilled to partner with ETHGlobal to provide the tools to create the official ETHWaterloo event NFT.

Highlight is a platform for making and discovering art on the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Our low-code tooling makes it easy for code-based generative artists and other creators to make art using real-time blockchain data, and deploy their projects as NFT collections using their own smart contracts. We’re thrilled to partner with ETHGlobal to provide the tools to create the official ETHWaterloo event NFT.

Prizes

Highlight$5,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $1,500       ㉧ $500   

Judges from Highlight, and the Ethereum art community will select the best code-based generative art project representing the ETHGlobal brand and mission.

🏆 We’re offering the following prizes for the most creative and inventive use of Highlight:

  • 🥇 Gold: $3,000

  • 🥈 Silver: $1,500

  • 🥉 Bronze: $500


Details

Our generative toolkit is currently in beta—as an ETHGlobal Waterloo attendee, you’ll have first access! Fill out this form to get started.

Eligible projects can be deployed on Ethereum mainnet, L2s (Polygon, Base, Arbitrum), or testnets. The winning project will have gas costs covered to deploy on Ethereum mainnet.

To submit your entry, tweet us @highlight_xyz on Twitter or email us the mint page at gm@highlight.xyz.

Collections must be deployed on Highlight and be a “Generative” collection type. You can submit more than 1 collection for consideration.

Find additional competition details and how to get started here.

Find more resources on getting started with code-based generative art here.

About

Nouns is a community-owned brand that makes a positive impact by funding ideas and fostering collaboration. From collectors and technologists to non-profits and brands, Nouns is for everyone. Nounish. In the Nouniverse, there's a popular adjective to describe things with a Nouns vibe. This includes doing good, creating positive externalities, embracing absurdity and difference, teaching people about Nouns and crypto, and having fun. In other words, anything that helps to spread Nouns and crypto adoption. Nouns Prize. This is the newly-introduced Nouns Prize at ETHGlobal hackathons. It is perfect for collaborating with Nouns for the first time, providing an ideal opportunity to build something nounish over a weekend. Website | Docs | GitHub | Figma | Assets | Twitter | Groups | This Is Nouns

Nouns is a community-owned brand that makes a positive impact by funding ideas and fostering collaboration. From collectors and technologists to non-profits and brands, Nouns is for everyone.

Nounish. In the Nouniverse, there's a popular adjective to describe things with a Nouns vibe. This includes doing good, creating positive externalities, embracing absurdity and difference, teaching people about Nouns and crypto, and having fun. In other words, anything that helps to spread Nouns and crypto adoption.

Nouns Prize. This is the newly-introduced Nouns Prize at ETHGlobal hackathons. It is perfect for collaborating with Nouns for the first time, providing an ideal opportunity to build something nounish over a weekend.

Website | Docs | GitHub | Figma | Assets | Twitter | Groups | This Is Nouns

Prizes

NounsDAO$5,000
   ㉧ $3,000       ㉧ $2,000   

We invite developers, designers, product folks, and everyone else to team up for an entire weekend of building, creating, experimenting, innovating, and keeping Nouns weird. Hackers are encouraged to submit any project they believe will benefit the Nouns and web3 ecosystem. Make sure always to keep the Nounish vibe!

🏆 $3,000 - Best Public Good

🎨 $2,000 - Best Nouns Artwork Use

Requirements

  • Build a permissionless public good.
  • Build something that may be used for free by many people.
  • Build something that creates positive externalities.
  • Make sure to include Nouns ⌐◨-◨ artwork.

Ideas to build around

  • Public infrastructure
  • DAO tools
  • Art tools
  • Web3 education
  • Security tools
  • Nouns discovery tools

Examples

  • Prop House. An experimental approach for communities to deploy capital. Created and funded by Nouns, now used by communities such as OnChainMonkey, Meebits, Humankind, Own The Doge, and more.
  • Agora. A delegation marketplace that lets anyone pitch themselves as a delegate by creating a rich media delegate profile. Created and funded by Nouns, now used by ENS, Optimism, and Lil Nouns.
  • Private voting research. Three funded teams developing their ideas for Nouns private governance.

Getting Started

You can use the Nouns artwork and any other dev resources freely for any project for any purpose. It's CC0 (public domain, a.k.a. no copyright). Here you can find different resources to get started with Nouns.

Nouns Dev Resources

Nouns Assets

Nouns Art Tools

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