Announcing DeWeb Hackathon 2021

Come build on the next-gen internet and compete for $150k in prizes. Registration ends June 6th.

Domantas Jaskunas
Apr 14 · 3 min read

The dawn of the DeWeb movement is upon us.

Right now, hundreds of teams, projects, and individuals are working to decentralize the internet at its core. Some are focused on content delivery and storage. Others are revolutionizing how we think of security and performance.

When large numbers of dedicated people work in unison, amazing things happen. It’s time we bring these parties together for a multi-week, hyper-focused effort to accelerate the world’s adoption of DeWeb technologies.

Introducing the 2021 DeWeb Hackathon, presented by Syntropy.

The internet is an amazing thing. It’s connected the world in unimaginable ways. Yet there are core problems that we accept as immutable.

Routing protocols like BGP can’t route traffic based on real-time information because there isn’t a layer to aggregate and deliver that information. This leaves users at the whims of congestion, outages, and even censorship.

Meanwhile, every packet sent over the public internet is unencrypted by default. We push the responsibility of privacy onto users themselves, layering additional services on top of the internet to compensate for foundational flaws.

Yet what if you could build on an automatically-optimized, encrypted by default internet? What if it was all completely compatible with current internet protocols, paving the way for immediate adoption?

The opportunities to build on the next-gen web are limitless, yet several areas create immediate, high-value use cases. We’re hosting competitions across four categories: Blockchain, Gaming, IoT, and Software. Winners will receive their share of a $150,000 prize pool.

Register Now

We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2021 DeWeb Hackathon. Register today to secure your place — all are welcome. The virtual competitions begin on 7th of June.


Rethinking the Internet for Everyone.