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Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Nervos - Broaden the Spectrum (Part 2)

Sep 10, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021

This hackathon event had ended at Oct. 4, 2021, 11:59 p.m., please check the ongoing hackathons.

Nervos - Broaden the Spectrum

The other side of the moon

$150K in Prizes

September 10- October 04, 2021

*Make sure to join the Nervos Discord for all hack discussions and support!*

Nervos is proud to be partnering with Gitcoin on Nervos Hackathon: Broaden the Spectrum, a 3-week virtual hackathon event featuring $150,000 in cash prizes!

Talented builders are invited to build cutting-edge Layer 2 applications utilizing Nervos' next-generation tools: 1) Force Bridge, a cross-chain bridge that allows the transfer of assets to and from the Ethereum blockchain. 2) Godwoken and 3) Polyjuice are used to provide a scalable smart contract platform that is EVM compatible using Solidity.

Join our Discord community to brainstorm ideas, chat with other hackers or find your team members!


Nervos Hackathon: Broaden the Spectrum features a total of $150,000 in cash prizes:

  • First prize: 1 first prize of $40,000 in CKB
  • Second prize: 2 second prizes of $20,000 in CKB
  • Third prize: 5 third prizes of $10,000 in CKB
  • Honorable Mention: 10 prizes of $2,000 in CKB

Prizes will be awarded at the judges’ discretion! Maximum number of prizes available are listed.







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Sample application ideas: :

  • Decentralized exchanges, on-chain order books, automated market makers, and DEX aggregators
  • Collateralized stablecoins
  • Lending and derivative markets
  • Oracles
  • Tokenized synthetic assets
  • DAO's
  • ..and anything else innovative!

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions must be open source and deployed live on the Aggron testnet, with links provided 
  • Sufficient documentation is required to compile and deploy the application
  • The application must be useful and interesting
  • A demo video (5-10 minutes) must be submitted explaining the project and how to use it

All projects must be submitted by the deadline: October 4th, 11:59 PM UTC

Judging Criteria

A panel of judges selected from Nervos and partners will evaluate all submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Ability to solve the proposed problem
  • Originality/Innovation
  • Ease of use (UI/UX)
  • Practicality of proposed solution
  • Technical complexity/difficulty

Hackathon Timeline

  • Hackathon Kick-off: Sept 10th
  • Deadline for Submissions: Oct 4th
  • Judging: Oct 5th - Oct 8th
  • Winners Announced: Oct 11th

Workshops and Office Hours

Nervos Hackathon participants are invited to join hands-on workshops hosted by experts from the Nervos team, a schedule will be provided prior to the start of the hackathon.

Important Links

Learn more about Nervos, watch tutorials, and read developer documents

Environment setup instructions

CKB (mainnet) block explorer

Aggron testnet block explorer

Aggron testnet faucet

Developer training documentation

Nervos docs site

Nervos Github

Follow us on Twitter

Discord community

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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.

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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/