Spark University Hackathon — Summary and Winners
After 8 weeks of hacking, the Spark University Hackathon has come to a close.
For those who don’t know, the Spark Hackathon is for university developers and hackers to build a blockchain project.
Visit our website for more information and to get involved!
Why do we run it?
Our aim is to uncover the top hackers and developers earlier than anyone else and support them.
This was our third and biggest ever hackathon with participants from 6 continents. From our last hackathon, the third placed team raised $1.7m.
Dr Kari Kostiainen — Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich and Winner of our last hackathon with Snappy Labs.
Peter Yuan Pan — Co-founder of MetaCartel Ventures
Roderik van der Graaf — Managing Partner at Lemniscap VC
Tom Schmidt — Partner at Dragonfly Capital
1st: Euler — (£3k): a permissionless lending platform, led by an Oxford post-doctoral researcher.
2nd: Nft.financial — Dragos Musan (£1.5k): A lending platform for NFTs with collateral integration through Aave, led by an Imperial undergraduate and student from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
3rd: Biton — Marios Isaakidis-(£500): A scalable peer-to-peer overlay network that provides plausible deniability for routing and storage, led by a UCL PhD student.
Atomic Ninja: A transaction batcher for flash loans, built on Aave and Filecoin, built by a team of Brazilian hackers.
Pygate: Python integration for IPFS and Filecoin, including a student from Imperial and a PhD from the University of Glasgow amongst others.
Filecoin Pricing Mechanism: A decentralised platform enabling trustworthy assignment of storage capacity through multi-item auctions, built by three researchers from UCL, UCLA and UCLouvain respectively.
Flash Zaps: An aggregator platform that connects flash loan developers and people who want to use them, build by a team of Indian hackers.
Blockchain Inclusive: A decentralised storage platform (using Filecoin) with defi integration (using Aave), built by a team including students from the University of Colorado, University of Washington and Cambridge.
Codigo: An IOT portal for firmware distribution, built using Filecoin based on Edinburgh University research.
Footium: A football management game with players/clubs as tradable NFTs, built by a team including a Bristol and an Oxford student.
Watch and Listen: A marketplace for live music events built using Livepeer by a Russian based team.
Private Protests: A decentralised private protesting application using Nucypher by a team of India based students.
Challenge: Build the most futuristic use-case for Aave’s money markets
1st: Team Surti (2000 aDai)
2nd: Tontine (1000 aDai)
3rd: Flashzaps (500 aDai)
Challenge 1: Build a system for storing and verifying scientific or othe research data on Filecoin.
1st: Deepverse: (£1.5k)
2nd: Filecoin Pricing Mechanism (£1k)
3rd: Filecoin Research Repository (£500)
Challenge 2: Build a dApp on Filecoin + IPFS
1st: Codigo (£1.5k)
2nd: Box and drop (£1k)
3rd: Kazan (£500)
All winners receive 300 FIL. All completed challenges receive 100 FIL.
Challenge: Build a decentralised live streaming application to help the world today.
1st: Watch and Listen (£2k)
2nd: Peerkat (£1k)
3rd: TeamDQ (£500)
Shivam Sahil (£100)
Team Bit Rebels (£100)
Challenge: Make profit on Luno’s exchange
1st: Amin Ahmed (£1000 + keep profit)
2nd: Team Imperial (£250 + keep profit)
Other top 7:
Piotr Kram’s team
Team No Bot
Top 7 keep balance and profit.
Challenge: Build a dApp utilising Nucypher’s technology, including proxy re-encryption for managing permissions over encrypted data or nuFHE.
1st: Luna Chat (£2k)
2nd: De-Spotify (£1k)
3rd: NuCypher KMS (£500)
Thank you to our awesome sponsors:
Our next hackathon starts in October and will be our biggest yet!