Building the Next Digital World Hackathon Winner Announced

Jun Gong
Jun Gong
Oct 26, 2020 · 4 min read

ETHPlanet Hackathon recap

The Building the Next Digital World Hackathon has come to an end. The theme for the hackathon was about projects that focus on helping people during this difficult time and beyond. We encouraged all kinds of builders to join us and create a reciprocal world, with the power of blockchain technology.

Builders from countries across Asia and Europe coming together to launch something innovative or create unique solutions for real-life problems. We were truly impressed with all of the projects that came out of this hackathon.

Now it’s time to announce the winners!

Here’s how the winners were determined:

  • Teams started submitting their projects after submission opened on September 30
  • Judges chose six finalists on October 20
  • Six teams presented the demos on October 22 (the Demo Day)
  • And judges chose the final winners

So without further ado, here are our hackathon winners:

🏆 Most Social Value: Intoo TV

We often see YouTube or Facebook users being judged on their content by the company itself. That’s why we need decentralized alternatives. If you’re familiar with Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook Live, you’re no stranger to Intoo TV. Unlike the centralized platforms, Intoo TV is an Ethereum-based live streaming platform that allows you to design, share, and monetize your real-life experiences — you can literally earn ETH every time you go live.

“Love the handsome idea that can already be implemented and offer a social aspect we all need in times of pandemic,” our judge said in the comment.

Intoo TV at ETHPlanet Hackathon Demo Day on Oct 22, 2020

🏆 Most Potential: VerityNet

In many ways, 2020 is the year of DeFi (or shall we say DeFi-ned or DeFi’ed the year?). VerityNet is trying to solve the problem in the decentralized financial world by building fairness apps and architectures with the help of Aave, zkSnark, zkRollups, and Chainlink Oracle. People can use VerityNet to verify whether the loans are tokenized based on valid proofs, and much more. Also, people can swap between NFT collateral backed loans and fungible collateral backed loans in a seamless manner on VerityNet.

VerityNet is currently on Matic testnet and we can’t wait to see it go live on the mainnet.

🏆 Best Speculative Design: XPLOR

As a satellite-as-a-service platform, XPLOR empowers a community of people to create satellites or gathering accurate weather data from higher altitudes where users can get precise weather data and be able to forecast weather.

Here’s how it works: With the help of XPLOR app and a relatively small cost (around 0.04 ETH as of October 22), you can launch your personal satellite and monitor weather data. You can also choose to make the weather data public or private.

Check out the team’s demo here:

XPLOR team is showcasing the demo

Five Projects That Stand Out From the Crowd — The Hackathon China Division

We’re very excited to highlight five awesome projects — they stand out from the hackathon — the China division (see the winners list here).

🎵 Liu Chan: A decentralized music platform

⛓️ Mouse and Duck: A platform for cross-chain transactions

🔮 The Spirit Comes: NFT-powered interactive art project dedicated to China intangible cultural heritage

🛒 F3: A drift store but on the blockchain

🎨 Bruno Latour Gallery: A decentralized autonomous organization for artists and collectors

The Teams Are Worth a Shoutout

Here are three incredible projects from our hackathon that didn’t make the cut but are worth a shoutout:

📲 Samaj: An app that allows you to pay the gas fee with any ERC-20 tokens

🆔 Upala: A decentralized digital identity

❤️ I-Sight: A software that helps visually disabled people independent

Huge thanks to all of you who signed up, crafted ideas, built the projects, and embraced the challenges during the 47 days hackathon, you are incredible!

Thank you to our judges, Joris Bontje and Fauve Altman from State of the DApps, Arpit Agarwal from DefiDallor, and our mentor Pooja Ranjan from Ethereum Cat Herders — thanks for the EIP workshop!

And again, we’re very grateful to have Kaiyuanshe, CSDN, and CAC as our co-hosts, and community partners from ETHIndia, Devolio, ETH BKK, Tech Discovery Space, GitLab APAC, Blockchain Camp, Wuhan2020, EthFans, Unitimes, ECN, Taipei Ethereum, Suibe Blockchain Center, BTCU, Ethereum Cat Herders, State of the DApps, FDU-VIS, Daosquare, Amberdata, Alphawallet, MYKEY, for supporting our hackathon.

See you next year!

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