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The Spring 2021 Chainlink Hackathon saw record-breaking developer turnout, with 4,000+ signups, 140+ project submissions, and participants hailing from 170+ countries and multiple blockchains across the ecosystem. Developers of all experience levels and technical backgrounds came together to discover the broad capabilities of Chainlink’s oracle infrastructure and build a wide range of hybrid smart contracts that leverage both on-chain and off-chain computation.
Through our Community Grants program and sponsors, we are pleased to award over $125,000 in prizes to recognize the top projects built with Chainlink. These submissions highlight the power of smart contracts and decentralized oracle networks for an array of use cases, from DeFi to decentralized gaming, and were brought to life in just a few short weeks. This diverse range of winning projects emphasizes how developers can build more feature-rich smart contracts by accessing off-chain data and computation through Chainlink oracle networks, whether they’re coordinating activity across chains, minting NFTs, or bringing data on-chain from the real world.
Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, and judges who made this hackathon a success and the largest Chainlink hackathon yet. Together you all showcased what’s possible when you #BuildWithChainlink.
Grand Prize ($8,000 USD)
The Grand Prize of $8,000 goes to deBridge, a cross-chain liquidity bridge built by Anastasia Kondaurova, Alex Smirnov, and Yaroslav Artyukh. deBridge uses Chainlink oracles as the bridge mechanism to ensure accurate staking and unlocking of assets between blockchains, starting with a proof of concept between Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The team built a software kit to set up Chainlink Nodes that monitor connected blockchains for an initiated bridge transaction (e.g., ETH on Ethereum to WETH on BSC). deBridge has also integrated a Tornado Cash component to add private bridge transactions to their solution. By using Chainlink’s ...
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