Announcing the winners of The Quest for ROSE hackathon!
Participants from around the world competed for a chance to win over $10,000 worth of ROSE token prizes.
The Oasis Foundation is excited to announce the winners of The Quest for ROSE: An Oasis Network Hackathon. Participants from around the world competed for a chance to win over $10,000 worth of ROSE token prizes.
The hackathon ran from November 9th through December 2nd on the Gitcoin developer platform, with support from prominent partners across tech, crypto, venture capital, and academia, including Second State, Nebula Genomics, Figment, Blockchain at Berkeley, Blockchain at Michigan, and many more.
Hackers were tasked with tackling two main challenges:
- Building the best responsible data application using the Parcel SDK and
- Building the best original app or port of an existing Ethereum app using the Oasis Ethereum ParaTime.
Project submissions were scored by a slate of experienced leaders in the crypto space, including Andrew Cronk, Co-Founder of Figment, David Wu, Chief Development Officer at Netskope, Hung-Ying Tai, VP of Engineering at Second State, and others. For more information on our judges, check out our judges spotlight here.
Applications received scores in 5 main categories, with the winners having the highest total score across all categories:
- Meets the challenge (e.g. how well does it solve the stated challenge)
- Quality of technical implementation
- Real world applicability
- Design & usability
We received a wide range of submissions from participants all around the globe. In the end, 3 projects were selected as winners for the Parcel SDK challenge, and 2 projects were selected as winners for the Oasis Ethereum Protocol challenge.
We thank everyone who participated in making this hackathon a success. We are excited to continue welcoming new developers into the Oasis Network community and working together to build a privacy-enabled DeFi and a responsible data economy.
Check out the winning projects below!
Parcel SDK Challenge Winners
Gold Prize: $5,000 in ROSE tokens + Official Oasis Swag Package
Akasify is a platform that helps young change-makers and social activists build an immutable profile, enabling civil society organizations to allocate resources efficiently and creating a circular economy of gifts. The platform uses Parcel as its main privacy-preserving technology to give grant beneficiaries full ownership of their sensitive information.
Silver Prize: $3,000 in ROSE tokens + Official Oasis Swag Package
Winner: Oasis Docs
We frequently hear about data leaks that result in huge losses of money and trust. Decentralized data security and privacy-first tools are crucial for addressing this problem. With that in mind, Oasis Docs was built with the goal of making private and secure document storage on the cloud more accessible to users all around the world.
Bronze Prize: $1,000 in ROSE tokens + Official Oasis Swag Package
Winner: Personality Tester
Users often like to see a personalized content feed on social media. For the most personalized experience, however, social media applications need to closely monitor the personal data and activities of their users. This experience can make users feel like they have lost ownership of their own data. With the Personality Tester application using Parcel SDK, users can reclaim ownership of their data by choosing how their data gets used to provide them with personalized recommendations.
Oasis Ethereum ParaTime Challenge Winners
ROSE Pioneer Prize: $1000 in ROSE tokens + Official Oasis Swag Package
Akasify is a platform that helps young change-makers and social activists build an immutable profile, enabling civil society organizations to allocate resources efficiently and creating a circular economy of gifts. The platform uses the Oasis Ethereum ParaTime to distribute funds to grant beneficiaries.
ROSE Explorer Prize: $500 in ROSE tokens + Official Oasis Swag Package
Winner: NFTFarm Contract
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a special type of cryptographic token that represents something unique. Non-fungible tokens are not mutually interchangeable for a specific monetary amount. CryptoKitties, the popular collectibles on Ethereum, were some of the first non-fungible tokens to gain mass adoption. With the NFTFarm Contract, users can farm non-fungible tokens by staking an ERC20 token on the Oasis Ethereum ParaTime.
Winners should expect to receive an email soon with instructions for completing the KYC process and setting up their Oasis wallet to receive their ROSE token prizes, as well as instructions for receiving their swag packages.