We at Moralis are excited to officially announce our first-ever hackathon! The Moralis Hackathon will let developers showcase their skills in developing Web3 applications (dApps) using Moralis and compete for a total prize pool of $50,000.
Starting now and ending on June 15th, the Moralis Hackathon will see developers face off against each other in developing innovative Web3 applications (dApps) for a grand prize of $30,000, a first runner-up prize of $15,000, and a second runner-up prize of $5,000. What’s more, the Moralis Hackathon gives you a unique chance to interact with a community of like-minded people and make connections that could last a lifetime. Collaborate with others in our community to help your project reach higher highs!
Whether you’ve already got an idea for a Web3 application that would work great with Moralis, or you just want to test out Moralis’ fully managed and infinitely scalable Web3 backend infrastructure, the 2021 Moralis Hackathon is for you!
Experienced developers will know that developing Web3 apps is usually a complicated affair. Specifically, it’s both difficult and time-consuming for developers to prototype, build and deploy Web3 apps while also managing the necessary backend infrastructure. This is where Moralis comes in.
Moralis allows front-end developers to build decentralized Web3 applications (commonly referred to as dApps) without running a backend. Essentially, Moralis eliminates the hassle associated with developing Web3 apps. This is done by removing the need for you to run a backend server of your own but still allows you to do authentication, get real-time and historical transactions, store off-chain user data, create cloud functions, synchronize dApps cross-chain, send emails to users, and much more.
The requirements for entering the Moralis Hackathon are simple. All you need to do is form a team and register it at https://moralis.io/hackathon. You’ll then receive an email with further instructions. After this, it’s up to you to let your imagination run wild and build your dream dApp using Moralis. All we ask is that you make it awesome!
It is mandatory for those entering the Moralis Hackathon to join the Moralis Forum and the Moralis Beta Discord channel. All technical questions are referred to the Moralis Forum. The Moralis Beta Discord channel is where all announcements will occur and where you can interact with the Moralis Hackathon community.
- https://forum.moralis.io/ – Moralis Forum (Technical questions)
- https://discord.com/invite/uKdUBMfd4u – Moralis Discord channel (Announcements & community interaction)
You need to submit your dApp to us before June 15th for evaluation. A jury will decide the three winners of the Moralis Hackathon. The jury will rate contestants’ projects according to three main categories and a fourth special bonus category. Beyond the three core criteria of the hackathon (Technology, Innovation, and User Experience), it’s possible to get bonus points by using the tech of one or more of our Partners. Specifically, the Moralis Hackathon jury will evaluate your solution based on the following criteria:
- Technology – How well does the dApp utilize Moralis’ features?
- Innovation – What potential and real-life use cases does the dApp have?
- User Experience – How user-friendly is the dApp?
- Partners – Does the dApp utilize the tech of any of the Moralis Hackathon Partners?
As the Moralis Hackathon draws to a close, a jury will choose the three winners. Furthermore, the hackathon will have a total prize pool of $50,000. The prize pool will be divided among the three winners in the following manner:
- 1st Place – $30,000
- 2nd Place – $15,000
- 3rd Place – $5,000
After the Moralis Hackathon winners are announced, the three winners will receive their prizes directly from the hackathon sponsors within one month. The winning teams’ team leaders will have to provide either a cryptocurrency address or banking details to the sponsors in order to facilitate that payout. Moreover, there may be KYC checks if necessary.
We at Moralis are proud to announce that we’re undertaking the Moralis Hackathon in partnership with some of the most innovative companies in the blockchain space. As of April 11th, the list of Moralis Hackathon Partners includes Utrust, Elrond, Polygon, SuperFarm, Polkamon, ParaSwap, 1inch, TrustSwap, Covalent, Morningstar Ventures, Kattana, Exeedme, Bware Labs, Moonbeam, Polkastarter, and Bridge Mutual.
What is Moralis?
Many developers struggle with creating Web3 apps due to the complexities associated with the backend. For example, a developer of a Web3 app might need to set up a backend – or server – to analyze the blockchain, save user profiles, run filtering, aggregation, etc. Moreover, fixing these backend issues can be both time-consuming and difficult.
Moralis solves this by providing you with all the tools you need for your Web3 application backend. Moreover, Moralis is the first end-to-end identity solution that allows you to store both Web2 and Web3 users in one single profile. As such, this frees developers to focus on crafting great Web3 applications and amazing user experiences.
Removing the backend complexity traditionally associated with developing Web3 apps means developers can focus on what they do best. Consequently, this means developers can build and prototype Web3 apps fast. Moralis’ goal is to make it as easy as possible to build serverless Web3 apps. Specifically, this is done by freeing developers from worrying about creating and maintaining their backend. Lastly, be sure to follow the Moralis Twitter to stay up to date on all the latest Moralis news!