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Polkadot Hack Finale Prizewinners and Summary

After over 10 weeks, the Polkadot Hackathon has come to a close with a fantastic finale event featuring the 10 best projects pitching for top prizes!

This hackathon was part of our long-term programme in partnership with Polkadot and will be followed up by a special Polkadot-dedicated accelerator.

In our last few hackathons, projects including Euler and Reflexer (amongst others) have gone on to raise large investment rounds following the final! We hope several of this cohort go on to achieve great success as well.

About Encode Club

Encode Club is a blockchain education community. We work with leading companies, networks, communities and universities. We educate people by way of events, workshops, hackathons, accelerators and bootcamps. Read more here.

About Polkadot

Polkadot is an open-source network protocol that allows arbitrary data — not just tokens — to be transferred across blockchains. It’s built to connect private and consortium chains, public and permissionless networks, oracles, and future technologies that are yet to be created.

Polkadot facilitates a decentralized internet where independent blockchains can exchange information and transactions in a trustless way via the Polkadot relay chain.

Polkadot is the flagship project by the Web3 Foundation, a Swiss Foundation founded to facilitate a fully functional and user-friendly decentralized web. Find out more here: polkadot.network

Hackathons

This was our eighth hackathon to date! You can check out our previous hackathon summaries below:

Previous hackathons:
Future of Blockchain 1
Future of Blockchain 2
Spark Summer
Encode Hack Club
Hack the System
Hack Africa
Algorand Hack
Encode x Internet Computer Hackathon

How it worked

Students, hackers and researchers had 10 weeks to learn and build projects on Polkadot! We also hosted deep-dive workshops, introducing students and hackers to Polkadot’s technology.

Judges

We had a panel of rockstar judges from the Polkadot ecosystem to vote on the winners:

Bryan Chen — Co-Founder and CTO of Acala
Hang Yin — Co — Founder of Phala Network
Jack Platts — Co-Founder of Hypersphere Ventures
Sota Watanabe —Founder of Astar, CEO of Stake Technologies

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Finalists and prizewinners

10 finalists were chosen to compete for the top prizes. Here is the list of finalists and winners:

1st Prize ($3k)— Metasave

Metasave: A game-world data protocol for interoperable virtual worlds. Metasave allows actions from one world to cause consequences in another in a transparent, verifiable manner.

2nd Prize ($2k)—Polkadot JS Plus Extension

The developer added new functionalities to the original Polkadot js extension, such as view balances, transfer funds, view as QR code and transaction history.

3rd Prize ($1k)—Phalanx

Phalanx is an alternative crosschain decentralized exchange (DEX) platform focused on privacy.

Finalists:

Entity54

A Dapp that connects to AMTC6 via AcalaAPI/EVM reads account balances, loans and allows swaps, transfers, loan adjustment and transfer. Reads market coin and loan data.

Krakura-bot

Krakura is an arbitrage trading bot that leverages market differences between the Kraken exchange and Karura to conduct algorithmic trades. Currently our bot supports trading KSM/USD between the Kraken exchange and Karura.

PhaPass

The PhaPass project aims to demonstrate how we could use the Phala confidential contract feature to build a non custodial and decentralized password manager, embedded in a browser extension.

Metadot

Metadot is your one stop wallet that supports everything required on the Polkadot ecosystem. From transaction to swaps to governance to integration, anything that the user wants.

Publica Fides

Publica Fides is an attempt at a human-based computation game, inspired by the ESP game, or peer-prediction mechanism that attempts to provide a more transparent fact-checking process for news. In this way, arguments of non-transparency in fact-checking are avoided since this is on-chain. Using human-based computation game, this truth-finding process can be extended to other cases, such as surveys or internal research.

Polkawatch

Polkawatch is Polkadot Decentralization analytics. It extracts key staking activity from the blockchain and build an analytical dataset out of it. The dataset is then published in a dAapp to raise awareness about decentralization and influence the staking activity of the community.

Parabase

Parabase is your solution to create a blockchain or a parachain. With preconfigured pallets from the substrate framework you can now create your very own blockchain or parachain for the Polkadot ecosystem. Parabase not only gives you preconfigured pallets but also encourages developers to create their own pallets and have them used by various developers worldwide. Being one of our products, we have the entire product be developer centric and create easy solutions for developers. We believe in development to become easier and have solutions in one market place.

Partner Challenge Prizewinners

Easy challenge winners

To be announced via email and discord :)

Polkadot Challenges

Hard — Build a blockchain

1st Prize
Metasave — $4000

2nd Prize
Publica fides — $3000

3rd Prize
Chocolate — $2000

Medium — Best Dapp

1st Prize

PhaPass — $3000

2nd Prize

Polkadata — $2000

3rd Prize

Entity 54 — $1000

Runner-ups ($500 each)

Polkawatch $500
Polkadot JS extension $500

Easy Challenges:

$20 USD per challenge, 5 max per person/team

Intermediate — Build a dAPP

1st Prize
Blockchain Ticketing System — $3000

2nd Prize
Metadot — $2000

Build a fully functional dApp

1st Prize — $3000
PhaPass

2nd Prize — $2000
Phalanx

3rd Prize — $1000
Ghost Auction

Runner up — $500
SecretMD

Acala/Karura + SubQuery

Build a dashboard or analytics tools:

1nd Prize — $3000
- Polkadata

2nd Prize — $1000
- Karura-tui

Build a DeFi App — $3500

- Entity 54

Interlay Medium Challenge: Vault interface — $2500

myVault by Mel Teichmann

Announcing the Polkadot Accelerator

We have just announced the Polkadot Accelerator!

The Polkadot Accelerator is a 10–week programme dedicated to helping the best Polkadot-based hackathon and early-stage projects become fully-fledged startups!

Registrations are now open here.

Questions

If you have any questions, please email: general@encode.club or join our Discord.

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