sTorgate, Takoyaki, and More: Meet the ENS Winners at ETHNewYork

makoto_inoue
May 20 · 5 min read

Tips for hackathon participants

1) If you are going to apply for specific bounties, consider going to their workshop or talking to their developers

This is not only a chance to get familiar with their toolset but a way to validate that your idea actually qualifies for the bounty.

2) Use us as a pitching practice

Sponsor pitching is done at a scheduled pitch time. At ETHNewYork, the team Takoyaki came at the very beginning so that they could practice their pitch with us.

And the ENS prize winners from ETHNewYork are….

1inch exchange

1inch exchange is a great Price Token Swap Aggregator. The name was inspired from Bruce Lee’s 1 inch punch.

Authereum

Authereum brings the simplicity of Web2.0 logins to Ethereum dapps. By removing addresses, constant signing, and adding a server-side firewall, users can interact with Ethereum in the same way they would with any other website. To demonstrate the power of easy on-boarding, they actually forked Kickback (event management app used during ETHNewYork) and integrated on Rinkeby which was mind blowing for me (I also run Kickback).

Takoyaki

Takoyaki makes ENS registration easy by letting you register an ENS name with only a single signed transaction, while still properly having a complete commit/reveal period. It does this by using a technique called one-time keyless transactions. It also makes the registration fun by showing cute Takoyaki (Japanese pancake with Octopus) animation being bone. It resembles the birth of CryptoKitties, and it makes perfect sense as all new ENS names are now ERC 721 non fungible token compliant!

Nacho files

Nacho Files is a decentralized IPFS file tracker, and they used ENS’s reverse record to show the file owner name. The solution is perfectly fine to qualify to our prize, but if they could have set the IPFS hash into ENS contenthash, that could have been even more awesome. Having said that, their demo was very slick!

Storgate

sTorGate opens the portal to the Tor network! Register your hidden service .onion address on the ENS, use Metamask to explore Tor directly from your search bar, or just use their search engine.

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We totally enjoyed participating the hackathon and being able to see so many jaw-droppingly amazing hacks!

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