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What is DeFi Hackathon?

The Decentralized Finance ("DeFi") Hackathon event is a three-day event that leverages open source software and decentralized networks to transform traditional financial products into trustless and transparent solutions without intermediaries.

Join us in building the future of finance.
3
Days
19
Speakers
400+
Hackers
Challenges & Prizes
prize pool
$60K+

Equivalent value in ATOM*, CHR, DAI, XRP and Waves

The price of $ATOM will be taken from CoinMarketCap's close price on November 1st, 2019. For example, if $ATOM closes on November 1st at $5 and the 1st place prize is valued at $10,000, the winner would receive 2,000 ATOM.
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Cosmos Challenge

Build some cool app in any category (DeFi, staking, privacy, gaming, etc) with Cosmos stack.

Other compatible frameworks like LotionJS also allowed.

Use IBC for bonus points.

Learn more about Cosmos

tier 1
$10K*
x3 winners
tier 2
$5K*
x3 winners
tier 3
$1K*
x5 winners
*Equivalent value in ATOM
The price of $ATOM will be taken from CoinMarketCap's close price on November 1st, 2019. For example, if $ATOM closes on November 1st at $5 and the 1st place prize is valued at $10,000, the winner would receive 2,000 ATOM.
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Truly decentralized high performing app

Build a fully decentralized application or game that can benefit from the high performance and secure capabilities of Chromia chain.

Learn more about Chromia and Rell SDK

up to
$5K in CHR
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Painting with Coda

Synchronize a node with the live Coda testnet — and then build a cool visualization on top of the Coda GraphQL API.

Participants with free time during a break working on a larger project should be able to synchronize a node. Stop by our booth for a small prize here.

Learn more about the Coda Protocol

win
$2,500 in prizes
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Agoric Challenge

Top prize goes to the best use of the Agoric technology stack. A secondary bonus prize will go to the project with the best reusable component.

Learn more about Agoric

1st
$2,500
2nd
$500
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DeFi solution using Waves Platform

Create an effective DeFi solution/service using RIDE and Waves Blockchain like algorithmic stablecoins, insurance services, borrowing, lending, etc.

Learn more about Waves

1st
5000
Waves
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Xpring Challenge
  • Earn interest on XRP on Testnet.
  • Collateralize a loan with XRP on Testnet.
  • Collateralize a derivative contract with XRP on Testnet.

Learn more about Xpring, XRP Ledger, Interledger, Web Monetization, and Codius

win
XRP
win
Oculus Quest
win
Nintendo Switch
win
DJI Spark Drone
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Money Legos with AAVE
win
$4K in DAI
Agenda
November 1-3, 2019
Time of day
evening
17:30
Registration and Dinner
Time of day
evening
19:00
📣 Opening Ceremony
Welcome to DeFi Hackathon!
Time of day
evening
20:00
Team Q&A and Formation
Time of day
evening
21:00
mer stage
Building Chains Quickly with the Cosmos SDK
Time of day
night
22:00
mer stage
Bring Money to the Internet the way Information Moves Today!
terra stage
Coda’s Tiny API (GraphQL)
Time of day
night
23:00
mer stage
Building On The New Agoric Smart Contract Framework
terra stage
Fully Decentralized Game
Time of day
night
23:59
mer stage
Full-Cycle dApp Development on Waves blockchain
terra stage
Money Legos - Buidl Second Layer DeFi with Aave Protocol
☕️ Late Night Hack Snack
Note: Agenda subject to change. Check this space again or join the Slack workspace for agenda updates.
Venue
Terra Gallery & Event Venue
Terra Gallery & Event Venue
511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Frequently asked questions
Can I participate remotely?

This is a physical hackathon, so attendance in person is necessary to take part.

Does it cost anything to get in?

If your team is accepted after applying, it doesn't cost anything to get in.

Is transportation provided?

Unfortunately we cannot provide transportation to San Francisco for this event.

What are the venue hours?

The main venue, Terra Gallery & Event Venue is open 24 hours.

Can I apply to be a volunteer at this hackathon?

We would gladly accept your help! Hackathons wouldn't exist without amazing people who are willing to volunteer their time to make everyone happy. Please apply here.

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An event of
SF Blockchain Week 2019
San Francisco & Berkeley
October 28 – November 3, 2019
SF Blockchain Week is where blockchain startups, enterprise companies, academics, developers, and investors from around the world come together to define the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
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