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Join the Moralis & Google Hackathon! Prize Pool of $165,000!
Submission Deadline: November 11th

Introducing the Moralis x Google 2022 ‘Defining DeFi’ Hackathon

Registration is closed
Winners will be featured on a digital showcase site backed by Google Cloud

Hackathon Prizes

realized in collaboration with our gold sponsors

The perfect opportunity to get into Web3

Build

Moralis x Google’s “Defining DeFi” hackathon is the perfect opportunity for you to build the DeFi project of your dreams.

Learn

Watch world-class web3 tutorials, collaborate with the community, and take part in shaping tomorrow’s dapps.

Define

The future of DeFi is still unwritten. Build it the way you want it to be built, and help define what a decentralized finance dapp should look like.

Moralis x Google Prize

The Moralis x Google prize is given to the best overall project in the hackathon according to our committee of judges

$20,000 + 10,000

Tracks

There are various ways to build the DeFi dapp of your dreams. Choose between our three tracks and pick the one that’s right for you!

Polygon Track

Build an amazing DeFi app with Polygon technology

$50,000
Choose Your Polygon Track
Best Overall Project
This is the top prize awarded to the best overall project built on Polygon. This project can be from ReFi or DeFi.
The best overall project built on Polygon winner: $10,000
Best ReFi Dapp Built on Polygon
Build decentralized applications which focus on a balanced, circulatory flow of capital while taking care of people and the commons.
Winner: $5,000
First runner-up: $3,000
Second runner-up: $2,000
Best DeFi Integrated Metaverse & Gaming on Polygon
Build a DeFi powered Metaverse / gaming platform which seamlessly integrates into each other.
Winner: $5,000
First runner-up: $3,000
Second runner-up: $2,000
Best UX in a Dapp on Polygon
Improve the user experience of common DeFi applications for easier user on-boarding. Abstraction is the key!
Best UX in a Dapp on Polygon winner: $5,000
Pool Prize
15 runner up projects incorporating Polygon in their dapps.
15 x Runners-up: $1,000 ($15k total)
TOTAL POLYGON PRIZE POOL $50,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDT ON POLYGON NETWORK

BNB Track

Build an amazing DeFi app with BNB Smart Chain technology

$50,000
Choose Your BNB Track
Traditional Finance
(Lending, Insurance, Banking, Trading)
Champion: $10,000
First runner-up: $6,000
Second runner-up: $4,000
Sustainability
(Support Minorities, Population at Risk, Sustainable Future, SOS)
Champion: $7,500
First runner-up: $4,500
Second runner-up: $3,000
Social & Entertainment
(Gaming, Social Interactions, Movies/Music)
Champion: $7,500
First runner-up: $4,500
Second runner-up: $3,000
TOTAL BNB PRIZE POOL $50,000
PRIZES PAID TO WINNERS AS CRYPTO: BNB

Fantom Track

Build an amazing DeFi app with Fantom technology

$25,000
Choose Your Fantom Track
TradFi Meets DeFi
Useful and creative projects using TradFi and DeFi
Champion: $5,500
First runner-up: $2,000
Second runner-up: $1,000
DeFi ++
Useful and creative projects harnesing the power of DeFi++
Champion: $5,500
First runner-up: $2,000
Second runner-up: $1,000
P2P Insurance
Useful and creative projects using P2P Insurance
Champion: $5,500
First runner-up: $2,000
Second runner-up: $500
TOTAL FANTOM PRIZE POOL $25,000
PRIZES PAID TO WINNERS AS CRYPTO: FTM OR STABLECOIN
Choose Your Polygon Track
Best Overall Project
This is the top prize awarded to the best overall project built on Polygon. This project can be from ReFi or DeFi.
The best overall project built on Polygon winner: $10,000
Best ReFi Dapp Built on Polygon
Build decentralized applications which focus on a balanced, circulatory flow of capital while taking care of people and the commons.
Winner: $5,000
First runner-up: $3,000
Second runner-up: $2,000
Best DeFi Integrated Metaverse & Gaming on Polygon
Build a DeFi powered Metaverse / gaming platform which seamlessly integrates into each other.
Winner: $5,000
First runner-up: $3,000
Second runner-up: $2,000
Best UX in a Dapp on Polygon
Improve the user experience of common DeFi applications for easier user on-boarding. Abstraction is the key!
Best UX in a Dapp on Polygon winner: $5,000
Pool Prize
15 runner up projects incorporating Polygon in their dapps.
15 x Runners-up: $1,000 ($15k total)
TOTAL POLYGON PRIZE POOL $50,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDT ON POLYGON NETWORK
Choose Your BNB Track
Traditional Finance
(Lending, Insurance, Banking, Trading)
Champion: $10,000
First runner-up: $6,000
Second runner-up: $4,000
Sustainability
(Support Minorities, Population at Risk, Sustainable Future, SOS)
Champion: $7,500
First runner-up: $4,500
Second runner-up: $3,000
Social & Entertainment
(Gaming, Social Interactions, Movies/Music)
Champion: $7,500
First runner-up: $4,500
Second runner-up: $3,000
TOTAL BNB PRIZE POOL $50,000
PRIZES PAID TO WINNERS AS CRYPTO: BNB
Choose Your Fantom Track
TradFi Meets DeFi
Useful and creative projects using TradFi and DeFi
Champion: $5,500
First runner-up: $2,000
Second runner-up: $1,000
DeFi ++
Useful and creative projects harnesing the power of DeFi++
Champion: $5,500
First runner-up: $2,000
Second runner-up: $1,000
P2P Insurance
Useful and creative projects using P2P Insurance
Champion: $5,500
First runner-up: $2,000
Second runner-up: $500
TOTAL FANTOM PRIZE POOL $25,000
PRIZES PAID TO WINNERS AS CRYPTO: FTM OR STABLECOIN

Polygon Track

Build an amazing DeFi app with Polygon technology

$50,000

BNB Track

Build an amazing DeFi app with BNB Smart Chain technology

$50,000

Fantom Track

Build an amazing DeFi app with Fantom technology

$25,000

Bounties

Bounties are awarded for teams with creative aspirations and I’m not sure what the difference is.
Pool Prize
4 x Top dapps that use Axelar: $2,500 ($10k total)
TOTAL AXELAR PRIZE POOL $10,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDC or AXL
TOTAL COVALENT PRIZE POOL $5,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDC
Pool Prize
5 x Top: $1,000 each ($5k total)
TOTAL MULTICHAIN PRIZE POOL $5,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDT or USDC

Build a DeFi app powered by Axelar’s messaging protocol

$10,000
Pool Prize
4 x Top dapps that use Axelar: $2,500 ($10k total)
TOTAL AXELAR PRIZE POOL $10,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDC or AXL

Build a DeFi app powered by Covalent Protocol.

$5,000
TOTAL COVALENT PRIZE POOL $5,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDC

Build a DeFi app powered by Multichain’s messaging protocol

$5,000
Pool Prize
5 x Top: $1,000 each ($5k total)
TOTAL MULTICHAIN PRIZE POOL $5,000
PRIZES WILL BE PAYABLE IN USDT or USDC

Schedule

Make sure to sync your calendar to get the latest updates to any and all hackathon events! This calendar will be updated continuously.
*Calendar Will Be Updated with More Events
3rd
October
Moralis x Google Opening Ceremony
7th
October
3PM UTC
Support Introduction and Kickoff!
4PM UTC
First Hackathon Work Together
11th
October
6PM UTC
Multi-sig Wallet Bridge Workshop
12th
October
10AM UTC
AnyCall Messaging System Workshop by Multichain
2PM UTC
Introduction to Building on BNB Chain Workshop
13th
October
10AM UTC
Building DeFi Apps with One Unified API (Live Coding Session) by Covalent
14th
October
12PM UTC
BNB Chain Tokenomics
Hackathon Registration Deadline
17th
October
2PM UTC
Fantom Live Team Meet Up + Q&A
4:30PM UTC
Building with Axelar and Moralis: An Introduction
19th
October
3PM UTC
Cross Chain Developer's Masterclass
9PM UTC
Multichain AMA
21st
October
12PM UTC
Scaling Applications with BNB Chain
23rd
October
Hackathon Halfway Check-In
26th
October
5PM UTC
Building trust in DeFi dapps via a better UX
27th
October
3:15PM UTC
Web3 Community Podcast Debut (Hackathon Special)
1st
November
1PM UTC
Fantom Townhall Meeting and Workshop
4th
November
12PM UTC
Building Secure Dapps on BNB Chain
8th
November
3PM UTC
Hackathon Submission Tutorial
8PM UTC
Steps to building an ICO Contract on Polygon
11th
November
Hackathon Submission Deadline

FAQ

There is a hard deadline for the Moralis x Google 2022 Defining DeFi hackathon on November 11th, 23:59 UTC.

This means your hackathon project needs to be submitted before this time for it to be judged in the hackathon.

All deadlines listed for the hackathon, unless otherwise specified, are at 23:59 UTC.

Hackathon projects will be submitted using a submission form.

The submission form will allow you to attach a ~5-minute pitch video with a project overview where you can demo the project.

You will also be able to submit a deck or document outlining the project, its use cases, the team behind it, go-to-market strategy, etc. You will also submit your email address, as well as a GitHub link to the project.

The submission form will be published on this page by October 17th, so you will have plenty of time to submit your project before November 11th.

The following reasons will be grounds for disqualification:

  • Late submission (after November 11th, 23:59 UTC)
  • The project was built for another hackathon
  • The project does not adhere to the hackathon rules
  • The project was built before the start of the hackathon
  • Plagiarism

Plagiarism defined as: Starting from a pre-existing codebase that you are not authorized to use or did not create. If starting with any code other than your own (see “Is it allowed to continue an existing project?” for details), it must be an authorized boilerplate provided by an official hackathon sponsor.

It is allowed to continue building an existing project and submit it in this hackathon. However, only the features added after the Moralis x Google Defining DeFi hackathon starting date will be judged. When submitting an existing project, you must clearly specify what parts of the project are new and what was created before the start of the Moralis x Google Defining DeFi hackathon.

Any thing that introduces financial utility, while utilizing blockchain resources, counts as DeFi. This includes DeFi apps, Game-Fi, Social-Fi, and other Web3 methods of implementing alternative finance.

You can begin building your project for the hackathon following the Opening Ceremony on October 3rd. Make sure to check back to this page for all the latest details.

There’s no need to use Google Cloud to qualify for prizes in the Moralis x Google Defining DeFi Hackathon.
Yes! All Moralis hackathons require you to develop your dapp using Moralis, unless otherwise explicitly outlined in a bounty prize description that the bounty does not require the use of Moralis.
If the dapp involves smart contracts, then any contracts must be deployed to an eligible mainnet or testnet. Both testnet and mainnet projects are eligible for prizes unless otherwise explicitly stated.

Our judges will carefully go through each Moralis x Google Defining DeFi hackathon submission during the judging process.

However, due to the number of hackathon participants, our hackathon judges will not be able to provide individual feedback for the submitted projects.

The Moralis x Google Defining DeFi hackathon is a fully remote hackathon. This means the entire hackathon will take place online so that you can participate wherever you are based. Make sure to sign up to the official Moralis YouTube and Moralis Web3 Community YouTube to catch all hackathon workshops.

The winners of the Moralis x Google Defining DeFi hackathon will be announced on November 23rd during the Closing Ceremony.

Make sure to sync your calendar with the official Moralis x Google Defining DeFi calendar so that you’ll never miss a single event.
Each prize winner will receive payment instructions from the sponsoring party following the closing ceremony. Payment of prizes will be initiated within 10 days of the closing ceremony, following successful completion of KYC as defined by the paying sponsor. While we encourage our sponsors to make prompt payment to our winners following each hackathon, in rare cases, validation of KYC and payment may take up to 30 days.
Winning team submissions will receive a payout to the team itself, rather than several payouts to the team members. It is up to the team to distribute their winnings internally amongst the team members.
There is no restriction on team size. Keep in mind that teams will themselves need to distribute any potential hackathon prizes internally among its team members.
Yes! Teams in the Moralis x Google Defining DeFi Hackathon can submit more than one project.
Participants in the Moralis x Google Defining DeFi Hackathon can maximum be part of one team at a time. Before the submission deadline you can change teams freely, so you can take your time deciding the structure of your team.
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