11 months ago

KSM Lottery - A chance to win in the next 48 hours!

While waiting for the judges to evaluate all valid submissions, we’ve prepared a KSM lottery! We will be giving out 3, 2 and 1 KSM to three lucky winners. Here’s what you need to do in order to enter: 

 

  1. Fill out the Hackusama feedback form (3min) by Saturday, August 22nd 12:00 UTC.
  2. Done! 

 

There is limited time so make sure not to miss the deadline! If you win the lottery, we will contact your email to collect your KSM address.

 

Note: Only one submission per participant, submitting multiple times does not increase chances of success.


11 months ago

Apply for Kusama Treasury Funding

Thank you for participating in Hacuksama! Judging has begun, and winners will be announced next Friday, August 28th. Now, are you interested in submitting a proposal to the Kusama Treasury to fund your project? 

The Kusama Treasury is a pot of funds (currently 203,071 KSM) collected through transaction fees, slashing, staking inefficiencies, that can be spent by submitting a spending proposal that, if approved by the Council, will enter a waiting period before distribution.

Proposals may consist of (but not limited to):

  • Infrastructure deployment and continued operation;
  • Network security operations (monitoring services, continuous auditing);
  • Ecosystem provisions (collaborations with friendly chains);

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12 months ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse 'Hackusama - Hack on Polkadot's Wild Cousin' submission gallery, click on your favorite, and vote. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification. Find out more about public voting here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


12 months ago

Last day of Hackusama

Here we are, the last day of Hackusama. Submissions are due today before 11:45pm UTC. (Find out what time this is in your city), make sure to not miss the deadline!

Tomorrow the official judging period will begin. Our judges will carefully look through all the submissions and evaluate them against the judging criteria. 

The winners announcement is scheduled for the 28th August, but even today we would like to thank everyone who participated. It was a great event with lots of amazing submissions.

Hackusama also includes a Community Choice Winner, make sure to head over to

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12 months ago

Only 2 days left, start your submission now!

Only 2 days left to complete your submission for Hackusama - Hack on Polkadot's Wild Cousin

To avoid any last minute confusion and missed oportunities, make sure to start your submission early. A few things to remember:

  • Submissions can always be updated before the final deadline
  • Carefully read the Rules to understand submission requirements
  • You can always reach out to us with any questions via Discord

 

We are very much looking forward to your submission!

Chris, Dan & Urban 


12 months ago

One week to go—submit early + check requirements!

You’re almost there!  There is just one week left to submit your Application-Specific Blockchain or your tool or visualization as an Open Hack. Submissions are due August 14th before 11:45pm UTC. (Find out what time this is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Hacker Guide page and check out the items on your “to-do” list.

Submission checklist

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this

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12 months ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

There are two weeks left to submit your custom Blockchain or your tool, visualization or idea as an Open Hack. Submissions are due August 14th before 11:45pm UTC. (Find out what time this is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Hacker Guide page and check out the items on your “to-do” list.

Bonus: Get to know Dr. Gavin Wood and the Polkadot vision

Good luck with

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about 1 year ago

Three Weeks to Go + Bonus Reminder

There are just three weeks remaining in Hackusama! Submissions are due August 14th before 11:45pm UTC. (Find out what time this is in your city)

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your blockchain, tool, or other project meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head

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about 1 year ago

Hackusama Technology Highlight - DeFi, Oracles, and Node Infrastructure

Happy Friday! Looking for ideas for other tools and tech to use for your project?

Hackusama has teamed up with Acala, Chainlink, and Gantree to provide additional tools, technology, and support for you and your teams.

Acala - DeFi primitives

Acala will launch as a DeFi parachain for Kusama and Polkadot. Acala's team is offering up a suite of out-of-box DeFi primitives such as stablecoin, staking derivatives and decentralized exchange to power more DeFi applications. They've also open-sourced common utility modules such as oracle, multi-currency, generic monitoring framework for teams to use.

Their offerings are production-grade and production-ready. The full-stack

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about 1 year ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!

Throughout the hackathon and when reading documentation, you may have noticed Polkadot being referenced with the Kusama Network - don’t worry, you are in the right place! Kusama is a network built as a risk-taking, fast-moving ‘canary in the coal mine’ for its cousin Polkadot. Kusama has an advanced governance process that moves at a rapid pace and gives all community members agency over the future of the network.

Building a blockchain in Hackusama? Let’s explore what parachains will be on Kusama:

Parachains are individual chains containing their own runtime logic that benefit from the shared security

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about 1 year ago

Join the Hackusama Discord!

Hey Hackusama hackers,

We have started a new Hackusama Discord server! Please join to chat with other hackers, find teammates, discuss project ideas, ask questions, and follow any new announcements.

 

See you there,

Dan Reecer

Web3 Foundation

Community & Growth


about 1 year ago

Join Riot and connect with the Dev Community

Whether or not you have started building your project, the Substrate Technical Chat on Riot or the Kusama Forum are the perfect places to connect with the Hackusama Community and ask any questions you may have!

Why Riot? The Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies use Riot for all things Polkadot, Kusama, and Substrate in their efforts to usher in the new era of Web 3.0. With Riot, you’re in control of your own information. Riot is open source and end-to-end encrypted.

Throughout the hackathon you can also directly connect with the community by either tuning into the webinar series featuring

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