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Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Hello World! by Polkadot

Oct 15, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020

This hackathon event had ended at Nov. 13, 2020, 7:59 a.m., please check the ongoing hackathons.

Hello World! by Polkadot: Take the Challenge.

It’s finally here – DOT and KSM are now integrated on Gitcoin! 

Make sure you join the the Polkadot Discord before you get started

Gitcoin has integrated Polkadot and Kusama tokens (DOT and KSM) into its tech stack, making them one of the first full integrations outside of the Ethereum ecosystem.

This is another milestone in our “year to remember” in the Polkadot universe: along with a launch, redenomination, a wealth of great projects joining our community, among other things.

Hello World! by Polkadot

To celebrate our integration on Gitcoin, we are organising Hello World! By Polkadot, a series of challenges to bring you on a journey of Polkadot development discovery. In addition to interesting ways to expand your skills and explore the Polkadot universe, we’ve got DOT, KSM and some pretty cool swag up for grabs.

There are bounties to appeal to all skill levels, starting with beginners. And if your heart beats faster when someone mentions Substrate, ink!, Javascript, or dApps, we’ve got a challenge for you, too!

Categories and Prizes

In total, there are 23 different challenges over four categories: 7 Beginner, 3 Intermediate, 4 Advanced and 9 Ecosystem. All come with extensive resources to guide you along the way.

All the challenges have been capped at maximum 50 submissions; so be in the first 50 valid submissions to get your payout. Prizes per challenge are as follows: 

  • Beginner - 3 DOT
  • Intermediate - 1 KSM
  • Advanced - 10 DOT
  • Ecosystem challenge - 5 DOT

And as the icing on the cake, we have an extra prize for the first 50 that manage to complete 18 or more challenges: 150 DOT!

Note: The maximum prize amount for those who complete all the challenges and receive the extra prize is 256 DOT and 3 KSM. 

Swag and NFTs

Every participant that makes a valid submission to any challenge will receive Polkadot swag and a Kusama-based non-fungible token via the RMRK dapp. There is also an awesome array of Kudos that will get distributed with prizes.

Let's connect!


Registrations open October 8th, with the challenges going live on October 15th. The event will run for four weeks (November 12th) or until all challenges are solved.

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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.

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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/