DAOs and DeFi are experiencing rapid growth and interest. In the DAO-Fi Fusion hackathon, you get an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity by building innovative and useful solutions using Sophia Smart Contracts on the æternity blockchain!
Developers from all over the globe are encouraged to contribute to this emerging space and help shape the future of decentralized finance and organizations.
Empower the community!
We are looking for smart individuals and teams, from all over the world, who excel at functional programming. Empower the community by creating tools & frameworks that allow everybody to easily create and manage DAOs for decentralized decision making on æternity - one of the most advanced blockchains in the entire industry!
Your solution should ideally consider DeFi aspects (e.g. treasury management) and allow to enforce decisions (e.g. payouts) on-chain.
æternity was built from scratch and ships its own unique Virtual Machine (FATE VM) that executes Smart Contracts with almost zero gas fees! The Smart Contracts are written in a novel and functional language called Sophia.
Make yourself familiar with the technology and take this unique opportunity to:
learn more about DAOs & DeFi
- have fun working together in a meaningful challenge that has an impact on the whole ecosystem
become a well-recognized and valued community member
improve your developer skills & become an expert in writing Smart Contracts in Sophia
- win the main prize of $ 20,000!
|14.03.2023||Registration open||Sign up, join the community, find a team, generate an idea & start hæcking!|
|14.05.2023||Submission Deadline||Complete the submission form BEFORE 12:00 PM CEST|
|Technical Reviews||Experienced æternity contributors will perform a technical review and the results determine the winners of the best 5 technical implementations.|
|Judging||The judges will rate the submissions according to the judging criteria and the combined results will determine the 3 main winners.|
|25.05.2023||Community Live Event||Begin: 1:30 PM CEST
End: 3:30 PM CEST (approximately)
Announcement of the winners.
Pitch your solution in 3 minutes and convince the community to vote for your submission in the Community Award poll!
|Community Award: Voting||A poll will be created in the æternity Forum. It will be open for 24 hours and the submission which receives the most votes wins the Community Award!
During the hackathon there will be so-called checkpoint events where the whole community including the hackathon participants is invited to join!
|Tue, 28.03.2023||3 - 5 PM CEST||Ready, set, CODE! / Innovate for æternity||Show|
|Tue, 11.04.2023||3 - 3:45 PM CEST||DAO meets DeFi! / Keep your DAO treasury safe and diversified||Show|
|Tue, 02.05.2023||3 - 3:45 PM CEST||Hæckers' Hangout / Relax & Enjoy!||n/a|
|Fri, 12.05.2023||3 - 3:45 PM CEST||The final PUSH / What's next?||Show|
Technical Reviews: Feedback from experienced æternity contributors!
Right after the submission deadline has passed and eligible submissons have been determined, selected experienced æternity contributors will perform a technical review and value the project based on specific criteria (see rules).
Community Live Event & Winner Announcement
Once the technical review is finished, the judges will screen and judge the submissions by taking the technical review as well as other criteria (see judging criteria) into consideration. The combined feedback of all judges will determine the 3 main winners.
Every project gets the chance to pitch its solution in the Community Event to the community. This is also the place where in the beginning the 3 main winners will be announced. Be prepared and convince the community to vote for your submission in the Community Award poll!
Right after the live community event, a poll will be created in the æternity forum. To prevent cheating, the poll will be conducted in a special category where only community members who own specific badges can participate.
The poll will be open for 24 hours and the submission which receives the most votes wins the Community Award!
æternity - A Blockchain for All
Engineered to scale and last, æternity is an easily accessible blockchain platform for the global public. With numerous innovative functionalities and performance far ahead of earlier blockchains, æternity allows its users and community to seamlessly venture into the new era of society, economy, and digital interactions.
At its core, æternity is a blockchain protocol and a smart contract platform that goes beyond what traditional blockchains do. It is designed to be fault-tolerant and perfect for cases with billions of transactions in DeFi and more.
- ÆNS (æternity naming system) provides secure, human-readable names
- Generalized Accounts allow developers to flexibly program more security and better user experiences by replacing the authorization logic of a regular account
- Hyperchains (coming soon) as a new consensus mechanism that allows for further on-chain scaling and the ability for anyone to launch their own private or public æternity-style sidechain without needing any permission
- Meta-Transactions (via PayingForTx) allow applications to provide a frictionless user-onboarding by covering the tx-fees of their users
- Oracles provide a secure and cost-effective way to access real-world data without the need for third-party solutions
- Smart Contracts written in a novel functional programming language Sophia and executed by a unique Virtual Machine (FATE VM)
- State Channels as an off-chain scaling solution provides increased privacy, speed and cost efficiency
Read more at https://aeternity.com!
Build an application that allows users to create and manage DAOs (powered by Sophia Smart Contracts) with their Superhero Wallet at least on æternity testnet (preferably also mainnet) via an user interface.
Project name and a list of all team members
A description of what your project does and why you decided to build it
should be around 3 minutes long and include a demo of your working project
must be made publicly visible
Public GitHub code repository which includes:
- Service(s) and/or application(s) that allow users to create and manage a DAO at least on æternity testnet (preferrably also mainnet) via an user interface by connecting with their Superhero Wallet
Instructions how to run the service(s) and/or application(s)
- A URL to the publicly hosted application that allows judges to test during the juding period
$50,000 in prizes
Prizes paid in cryptocurrency
$20,000 paid in AE
$15,000 paid in AE
$7,500 paid in AE
The 5 best technical implementations
Each winner receives $1,000 paid in AE
$2,500 paid in AE
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Founder of æternity
Founder of Common Ground & Vice President of the European Crypto Initiative
Inventor of Lexon
Arjan van Eersel
CTO of PlanDail Limited
Founder @ hack.bg
Developer Tools Engineer / æLabs
Technical Implementation (40%)
Experienced æternity contributors will perform a technical review on each project. These reviews will be published and considered by judges to pick the winning team. Smart Contracts are a MUST and a high test coverage of these is desired.
Impact and Usefulness (30%)
Does the project make a significant impact in the æternity ecosystem? How big is the overall market potential of the project?
User Experience (20%)
How useable is your project? Does it look nice? Does it accomplish what it's set out to do in an easy to use and approachable way?
Presentation and Communication (10%)
The quality of the project presentation and how well the team communicates the idea. The presentation should be clear, concise, and engaging. Show the community who you are and why your project should win!