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Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

LUKSO Build UP! #1

Jul 19, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022

This hackathon event had ended at Aug. 31, 2022, 3 p.m., please check the ongoing hackathons.


July 20, 2022 – August 31, 2022

✨ Total Prize Pool: $500,000 in LYXe ✨


LUKSO is an EVM blockchain based on Casper PoS and is the foundation for the coming New Creative Economy. The project was initiated by Marjorie Hernandez, innovation and product expert who built and led EY’s Innovation Lab, and Fabian Vogelsteller (@frozeman). Fabian was the former Lead dApp Developer at the Ethereum Foundation, author of the ERC20 and ERC725 standards, and built web3.js and the Mist Browser.


Along with the launch of LUKSO’s L16 Public Testnet, we’re excited to announce a 6-week online hackathon – the first LUKSO Build UP!

Build on Universal Profiles (UPs), by exploring and utilizing LUKSO standard proposals (LSPs) as well as our developer tools and libraries.

  • The current standards widely used in blockchain today are inflexible and limited. LSPs are the building blocks of the LUKSO ecosystem which enable developers to create more user friendly and interactive applications
  • Universal Profiles are smart contract based accounts that leverage multiple LSPs to improve the blockchain user experience and onboarding into Web3. They are easy to create and allow creators, brands and users to explore the multiverse with a long lasting, reputable and interoperable digital identity

Join us in shaping the New Creative Economy and changing blockchain for everyone!

Key Dates

  • July 6th: Open registration
  • July 20th: Kickoff webinar and hackathon begins (5pm CEST) - Video / Presentation
  • August 31st: Submissions close (5pm CEST)
  • September 15th: Winners announced

Categories & Prizes

Detailed submission requirements and prize breakdowns for all bounties will be released on the Gitcoin platform a couple days before the hackathon kick-off date on July 20th!

Universal Profile Tools

$200k in Prizes

Universal Profiles will revolutionize the way the world interacts with blockchain technology moving forward. Explore the building blocks that will bring blockchain mainstream and hack into the future by building essential tools with LUKSO's standards and tools.

    Hack one of four bounties:
  • Transaction Relayer Service
  • Token & NFT Wallet with Vault Manager
  • Social Recovery Tool
  • Open Category

Social & DAOs

$200k in Prizes

The next wave of social media applications built on-chain will be built with Universal Profiles. If you are interested in building applications to bring social platforms and DAO's to the next frontier, this category is for you!

    Hack one of four bounties:
  • Chat dApp
  • Social Media Feed
  • DAO Voting Key Manager for UP based DAO and Interface
  • Open Category

Fashion, Art, Music, Entertainment

$20k in Prizes

Bring F.A.M.E to the New Creative Economy. Explore new ways to empower artists, designers, musicians, creatives, fans and more with LUKSO's new tools and standards that allow for the creative realm to be brought to the next level.

Multiverse & Gaming

$20k in Prizes

LUKSO allows creativity to flow between physical and digital realms – develop apps and tools that connect and use Universal Profiles in games and social game environments. We especially encourage integrations with Unity and Unreal Engine, as well as other popular apps/games and engines.

Blue Sky

$20k in Prizes

LUKSO allows creativity to flow between physical and digital realms – develop apps and tools that connect and use Universal Profiles in games and social game environments. We especially encourage integrations with Unity and Unreal Engine, as well as other popular apps/games and engines.

Please Note:

  • All submissions are automatically considered for the Community Choice Award ($40,000).
  • All prizes will be denominated in LYXe at the time of payout.
  • We reserve the right to not pay out the full prize if the submission does not meet the minimum criteria.

What to Expect

Before the Hackathon

  • Get inspired by our bounty categories
  • Become a part of our community by joining LUKSO’s Discord, connect with other hackers, team up and follow the hackathon announcement channel for updates!
  • You can join as an individual or as a team of up to 6
  • Learn about the LUKSO ecosystem through the developer resources (below)

During the Hackathon (6 weeks)

After the Hackathon

  • We begin the judging process and also let the LUKSO community vote for their favorite submissions (Community Choice Award)
  • Winners of the categories and prizes will be announced on September 15

Workshops & Office Hours

Join the workshops via Airmeet

  • Thursday, July 21 @ 5pm CEST – LUKSO Standard Proposals Workshop (Part 1) - Video / Presentation
  • Friday, July 22 @ 5pm CEST – LUKSO Standard Proposals Workshop (Part 2) - Video / Presentation
  • Monday, July 25 @ 5pm CEST – LUKSO Tools Workshop - Video / Presentation
  • Tuesday, July 26 @ 5pm CEST – Building Basic DApps on LUKSO Workshop - Video / Presentation
  • Wednesday, August 3 @ 5pm CEST – Office Hours - Video
  • Wednesday, August 10 @ 5pm CEST – Office Hours - Video
  • Wednesday, August 17 @ 5pm CEST – Office Hours - Video
  • Wednesday, August 24 @ 5pm CEST – Office Hours - Video


  • Fabian Vogelsteller, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of LUKSO
  • Marjorie Hernandez, Co-Founder of LUKSO and The Dematerialised
  • Alex Van de Sande, Former UX Designer at Ethereum Foundation and Co-Founder of ENS
  • Hugo Masclet, Software Engineer at LUKSO
  • Callum Grindle, Software Engineer at LUKSO
  • Jean Cavallera, Smart Contracts Engineer at LUKSO
  • Yamen Merhi, Smart Contracts Engineer at LUKSO
  • Jake Prins, Founder of Universal Page

Judging Criteria

You can find further details regarding judging criteria in each of the bounties on the prize explorer. In the meantime, here are a few points to consider:

  • Potential Contribution: How will this project contribute to the growth of the LUKSO ecosystem?
  • Originality & Creativity: How novel and innovative is the idea?
  • Technical Excellence: Is the code well-written, well-documented, and/or technically innovative?
  • User Experience & Design: Does the design of the project make the user experience easy?
  • Usage of LUKSO’s new standards and tools: To what extent are the available standards and tools leveraged?

Get to know LUKSO

Developer Documentation



LUKSO Standard Proposals (LSPs)


Special Thanks

Special thanks to our community members for being part of the journey and if you’re a newcomer, welcome! Good luck and have fun 😊

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Check out the Prizes

Visit the Prize Explorer to check out the prizes posted by our hackathon sponsors. Click each prize to show important details, including the submission requirements, submission deadline, etc.

express interest
Join the Hackathons Chat Workspace

Chat with other hackers, ask sponsors and the Gitcoin team questions, find or create a team, and communicate real-time. Click here to join the party!

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Start Work via Gitcoin

When your team is formed please have one of your teammates navigate to each prize page you plan to compete for and click the “Start Work” button.

express interest

Build your cool ideas and make your vision come true with your team!

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Submit Work via Gitcoin

When your project is completed, submit your work by clicking the “Submit Work” button on the prize page/