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EasyA Consensus Hackathon

May 29 - 31 | Austin, Texas

For the first time ever, CoinDesk and EasyA are teaming up to host a three-day, multi-chain IRL hackathon at Consensus that will attract the world’s best developers to build the future of Web3.

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What is the EasyA Consensus Hackathon?

Hosted at the Austin Convention Center during Consensus, the EasyA Consensus hackathon isn’t just another hackathon. It’s your chance to build the future of Web3 alongside the best developers in the world, all while raising huge exposure for your project as you pitch it in front of the world’s most famous investors, blockchain founders and business leaders.

Sound like the perfect opportunity for you to launch your next big idea? You bet! Finalists will have the unique opportunity to present your hackathon project onstage at Consensus. It’s not just a crazy cool photo opp - your audience will be packed with industry leaders and VCs, ready to invest. Past EasyA hackathon companies that launched in the last year alone are already valued at over $50 million. Simply put, there’s no better place to launch that project you’ve been cooking up.

Don’t miss out on your chance to build Web3’s next unicorn.

Amazon Web Services is the official cloud provider of the EasyA Consensus Hackathon.

Who is it for?

We're looking for the most promising early-stage crypto, blockchain, and Web3 developers to participate in our 3 day hackathon in Austin. If you’ve always wanted to build a project or want to take an existing project to the next level, we want you at the EasyA Consensus Hackathon!

As an added bonus, everyone who is approved to participate in the Consensus Hackathon will receive a complimentary Consensus Developer Pass granting full access to the 3 days of Consensus. Make sure to apply now to be considered as we will give priority to early applicants who apply before April 1st!

What to expect at the hackathon?

Hosted at the world-renowned Consensus conference, the EasyA Consensus hackathon is your chance to build and present your Web3 project in front of world-class investors and ecosystem teams. In addition to being the perfect launchpad for your project, you can expect:

  • A chance to present on-stage at Consensus
  • Huge bounties from sponsors! (To be announced soon!)
  • Networking opportunities with a wide range of world-class blockchains looking for talented developers to build on their tech
  • Opportunities to network with top tier VCs from across the globe looking to fund the next big Web3 projects
  • Mentorship from top ecosystem teams
  • Recruitment opportunities across a range of technical and non-technical roles

Prize Breakdown

Wondering which challenge(s) you want to enter for? Here’s the breakdown of our hackathon tracks:

Sui
Stellar
Polkadot
Rootstock
Stacks
AWS (Official Cloud Sponsor)*
Total Prize Money 🏆
$25, 000 (plus $25, 000 in grants)
$45, 000
$25, 000
$50, 000
$15, 000
AWS Credits (for building on one of the other tracks)
First Prize 🥇
$10, 000
$20, 000
$11, 000
$25, 000
To be announced !
$10, 000 (for each winning team across all tracks: Sui, Stellar, Polkadot, Rootstock and Stacks)
Second Prize 🥈
$6, 000
$10, 000
$8, 000
$10, 000
To be announced !
$5, 000 (for each second place team across all tracks: Sui, Stellar, Polkadot, Rootstock and Stacks)
Third Prize 🥉
$3, 000
$7, 000
$5, 000
$7, 000
To be announced !
$5, 000 (for each third place team across all tracks: Sui, Stellar, Polkadot, Rootstock and Stacks)
Fourth Prize 🥉
$3, 000
$5, 000
$1, 000*
$5, 000
To be announced !
$5, 000 (for each fourth place team across all tracks: Sui, Stellar, Polkadot, Rootstock and Stacks)
Fifth Prize 🥉
$3, 000
$3, 000
$3, 000
To be announced !
$5, 000 (for each fifth place team across all tracks: Sui, Stellar, Polkadot, Rootstock and Stacks)
Problem Statement+Resources
All winning submissions will automatically be entered into the AWS credits prizes - no additional work required ! In addition, all participants will be eligible for $1, 000 in AWS credits !
Additional track details and developer resources
(*) to any submissions to other tracks that integrate Polkadot in some way.

Hackathon Application Criteria and How to Apply

We are welcoming developers and builders across all levels of experience and expertise but we will be prioritizing developers who have built projects in the past or currently work in a product or engineering role professionally.

Eligibility for Hackathon:

  • Active Github Repository
  • Currently employed in a product or engineering role
  • Students interested in building crypto and blockchain based projects
  • Links to past projects or past hackathon participation

This is your moment to shine at the event that brings together all sides of the cryptocurrency, blockchain and Web3 community.

To apply for the EasyA Consensus Hackathon, please submit your application at the link below and please ensure you fully complete all the sections in order to increase your chances of acceptance.

Click here to apply now

Application approvals will be granted on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applicants who apply before April 1, 2024. We anticipate that we may reach capacity so we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Once you have been accepted, you will receive an email prompting you to register your complimentary Developer Pass to Consensus which grants you full access to the event across 3 days and exclusive access to the EasyA Consensus Hackathon area.

Approved applicants will receive an email to register for their complimentary Developer Pass in order to participate in the EasyA Consensus Hackathon onsite at Consensus on May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. Approved applicants must register within 30 days of approval. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket information.

For developers participating in the EasyA Consensus Hackathon, you will have a dedicated area on the 4th floor of the Austin Convention Center where you can pick up your badge. The 4th floor will be where the hackathon takes place during Consensus with a dedicated area for participants to work on their projects with complimentary food and drinks.

For a detailed understanding of the rules and regulations, please refer to the EasyA CoinDesk Official Terms here.

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