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Boba Network Is Kicking Off Its First Global Hackathon on DoraHacks with $100K in Prizes

Boba Network Is Kicking Off Its First Global Hackathon on DoraHacks with $100K in Prizes

Boba Network and DoraHacks are excited to announce the Boba Network Global Hackathon! From Mar 27 to May 22, BUIDLers from around the world are invited to compete for $100,000 in prizes, to be judged by a panel of Boba Network core members and tech leads from key ecosystem projects and partners, and to showcase your project to global Web 3.0 community!

All developers and early-stage projects can join the Hackathon. The Boba Network Hackathon aims to encourage developers to contribute ideas and early-stage projects to the Boba ecosystem. Topics include but are not limited to Metaverse / GameFi / NFT, Education / Creative Content, Defi / Infrastructure / Tooling / Security, IRL / Turing.

BUIDL Application Link:

BUIDL Submission Guide:

Feel free to join the Boba Network Developers community and hang out with other hackers, developers, judges and investors!

Entry Requirements:

Anybody with a computer and internet access can enter this hackathon!

You can enter this hackathon by going to the DoraHacks Hackathon page and following the listed entry requirements.

By the end of this hackathon, projects must be built on Boba Network to be eligible for prizes.

Why Join Boba Network Hackathon:

  • A Huge Prize Pool: All participants have a chance to win $100,000 in judging prizes!
  • Team/Project Promotion: Every project will have a chance to participate in a live demo that is open to developer/hacker and investor communities.
  • Fundraising Opportunities: Qualified projects of this hackathon will have chances to build connections with global investors introduced by DoraHacks and Boba Network team.
  • Engaging with Other Hackers: BUIDLers who participate in Boba Network Hackathon would have access to join the Boba Network BUIDLer Group, where you could communicate and learn with each other and even find your future business partner! Link
  • Additional Opportunities: In addition to the prizes received, award winners will be invited to apply for the Boba ecosystem grants program, which can include funding opportunities, official partnership, mentorship, marketing support, and more. Non-award-winning project teams are also welcome to apply to the program.


Registration Start Date: Mar. 27th, 2022

Global Hackathon Registration Due Date: May. 11th

Project Live Demo: Late of Apr.

Project Voting Period: May. 12th - May. 22th

Grace Period: May. 23rd - May. 27th

Winners Announced: Late of May.

How to Apply?

Submit your project as a BUIDL!

The BUIDL upload officially starts today and participants can upload their projects through:

Grant and Prize:

  1. $100k in Judge’s Prizes
  2. Boba ecosystem grants program, which can include funding opportunities, official partnership, mentorship, marketing support, and more.
  3. Investment opportunities from global reputational investors and institutions

Final Rewards for projects = Judge prize pool + Boba Eco Grants Program + investment opportunities!


  • Metaverse / GameFi / NFT
  • Education / Creative Content
  • Defi / Infrastructure / Tooling / Security
  • IRL / Turing

List of Prizes

Prize Pool: $100,000 in $BOBA tokens, amount determined at time of award ceremony.

Category: Metaverse / GameFi / NFT

  • First Prize: $15,000
  • Second Prize: $7,000
  • Third Prize: $3,000

Category: Education / Creative Content

  • First Prize: $15,000
  • Second Prize: $7,000
  • Third Prize: $3,000

Category: Defi / Infrastructure / Tooling / Security

  • First Prize: $15,000
  • Second Prize: $7,000
  • Third Prize: $3,000

Category: IRL / Turing

  • First Prize: $15,000
  • Second Prize: $7,000
  • Third Prize: $3,000

Boba Network Developer Resources:

Boba Network #BUIDL Idealists:

  1. Security; Major new functionality
  • Cross-chain bridging/fast exits using inclusion proofs from other chains to trigger changes on Boba
  • 2FA on tx level
  • Protect custom trading strategies by keeping key logic off-chain
  • Build meta-transactions on Boba (with/without Turing)
  • Build on-chain(contract level) name resolver with Turing (ENS, Unstoppable Domains etc)

2. DeFi

  • Reduce slippage and increase the performance of stable-swap algorithms by off-loading most of the math to Turing

3. Education/Gaming

  • An educational app where you get badges for completing certain tasks or puzzles
  • PvP NFT battle game using Turing VRF to determine NFT traits e.g. armor rank, weapon rank, etc - earn WAGMI by PVPing Players can pick PvP or PvE on a simple map in browser (kinda like super Mario land map)
  • Boba Chess?

4. Buy real things with Crypto

  • Participate in eBay auctions via smart contracts

5. IRL<>Crypto; Rewards; Motivation

  • Integrate real-world events with a crypto settlement layer - any service that exposes an API can now be connected to on-chain settlements (Social Networking, Music, Games)

6. Memorialize in-game events and milestones with game-status NFTs

  • An app that motivates you to get up early or focus on things. Users deposit tokens to participate and get rewards if they achieve some milestones, like getting up early for 30 days.
  • An app that requires users to click a button every day and watch an advertisement. Once they continuously do it for 30 days, they get some Boba tokens back.
  • Users test apps, find bugs, open PRs, and get Boba as the reward

7. Creative Content

  • Generate video and audio based on on-chain inputs and sell and share the content
  • Build on-chain versions of Tik-Tok and Facebook
  • Surveys can be on-chain/decentralized to some degree
  • Generative art on L2 blocks/ block-time/ commit roots etc

About Boba Network

Boba Network is a next-generation Ethereum Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup scaling solution that reduces gas fees, improves transaction throughput, and extends the capabilities of Ethereum. Our Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) equivalent Layer 2 ORU helps Ethereum smart contracts scale while delivering a delightful user experience.

Boba’s proprietary Turing hybrid compute technology enables Ethereum developers to build dApps that trigger code executed on web-scale infrastructure such as AWS Lambda, making it possible to leverage sophisticated algorithms that are far too expensive, far too slow, or otherwise practically impossible to execute on-chain.

Boba Network aims to deliver a faster, cheaper, more seamless experience for the next billion users of Ethereum.

Learn More About Boba Network

Website | Telegram | Twitter | Discord

About DoraHacks

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world’s most active developer communities. HackerLink ( is DoraHacks’ open-source developer platform and open source curation market. It provides unique on-chain tools to incentivize open-source developments around the world. The platform offers a variety of features including hacker profile, BUIDL, quadratic funding grants, bonding curve, bounties, hackathons to more than 100,000 users around the world.

Learn More About DoraHacks

Website | Telegram | Twitter | Youtube

Baba Network Global Hackathon Partners

Boba is proud to collaborate on this event with many amazing teams, from native dApps to key network infrastructure. Please consider integrating with or building using the resources that these great teams have already created.

Oolongswap | DEX/AMMs | Website | Twitter

Unidex | DEX/AMMs | Website | Twitter

Tapioca | Lending | Website | Twitter

Multichain | Bridges | Website | Twitter

Poly Network | Bridges | Website | Twitter

DomFi  | Derivatives | Website | Twitter

Thetanuts | Derivatives | Website | Twitter

Boba Brewery | Launchpad | Website | Twitter

TofuNFT | NFTs | Website | Twitter

Witnet | Oracles | Website | Twitter

Coin98 | Wallets | Website | Twitter

ApeBoard | Utility | Website | Twitter