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2021/08/30-2021/11/19 13:30 UTC

Polygon-Grants Hackathon Round-1

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  • 48503 Votes received

  • 62209.8 MATIC Community contribution

  • 36,784.88 MATIC Matching pool
Aug 30  ·  3 mins read


*Application period has ended since November 5th!! Welcome to check other ongoing grants at https://hackerlink.io/grant

*HackerLink and its friends post bounties from time to time. Establishers publish bounties to seek help from the community for important but not urgent issues while giving a generous prize in return, and developers who successfully solved the bounty would be rewarded with the prize, making the world a better place! See bounties posted by Polygon-grants sponsors: https://hidorahacks.medium.com/polygon-grants-hackerlink-bounty-over-40k-prizes-and-more-updating-ec6d086448c6

Join the telegram group chat for more bounty support: https://t.me/dorabounty

*If the contract interaction fails, please try Polygon's new RPC https://polygon-rpc.com/ or ask @hackerlinkofficial on Telegram for support.

Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and developers. Workshops will be carried out by the veteran Polygon’s Developers and the industry leaders. These are designed for not just the developers but also the crypto enthusiasts who want to stay tuned with the Multi-Billion Dollar full-stack scaling industry.

Application Guide: https://hidorahacks.medium.com/polygon-grants-hackathon-application-guide-1d5c07817d9d

Starting August 28, 2021, the Polygon Grant Online Hackathon is officially launched at Hackerlink.io, DoraHacks’ open source developer incentive platform. The Hackathon is sponsored by Polygon with a $100,000 prize pool to encourage developers to contribute early-stage projects and ideas to the Polygon ecosystem. The whole prize pool will be allocated based on the results of the community voting as well as judges’ voting results. Developers from around the world are welcome to submit blockchain projects of ALL sorts based on Polygon!

In addition to the generous prizes, the Polygon technical team has designed a series of workshops to explain how to get started building on Polygon, and the Polygon eco-leaders will explain what benefits are available to everyone who joins the Polygon ecosystem.

Let’s BUILD on Polygon - Ethereum's Internet of Blockchains!

Voting Mechanism

Voter Support: Chat with us in Telegram if you have any voting-related questions! Link: https://t.me/hackerlinkvoter

Voting Guide: https://hidorahacks.medium.com/polygon-grants-hackathon-voting-guide-6003f540751d

https://vitalik.ca/general/2019/12/07/quadratic.html Please refer to Vitalik Buterin's article “Quadratic Payments:A Primer" if you are not familiar with Quadratic Voting and Quadratic Funding mechanisms.

An explanation article in Chinese is written by Eric Zhang (https://www.matataki.io/p/6113).

HackerLink provides quadratic funding tools to the DoraHacks global hackathon community.

There are two funding sources -- the community donation and the sponsor's prize pool.

For individual community contributors: you can donate to any project(s) you like with your wallet. By clicking "Vote" following that project, you will be able to enter votes and the smart contract will return the cost (or the amount of donation) for the votes. Your votes will eventually determine how the sponsor pool gets distributed.

Before voting, make sure your wallet is connected to Polygon Mainnet and you have MATIC tokens ready. The first vote will cost 1 MATIC.

Setting up metamask for Polygon: https://medium.com/stakingbits/setting-up-metamask-for-polygon-matic-network-838058f6d844

This QF round is using the Quadratic Funding V2 Protocol. Details of the new protocol can be found here: https://dorafactory.medium.com/quadratic-funding-v2-protocol-anti-sybil-fairness-and-scalability-on-chain-2a7aec43541c

There is a major new component in the Quadratic Funding V2 Protocol -- the quadratic progressive tax system. The QF V2 protocol uses the quadratic progressive tax system to mitigate inequality of the original quadratic funding protocol.

Quadratic Progressive Tax System: https://ethresear.ch/t/mitigate-quadratic-funding-inequality-with-a-progressive-tax-system/9859

How to apply ?

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  1. login with GitHub or Email
  2. Click Apply Grant with your BUIDL or create a new BUIDL to apply
  3. Choose Corresponding Category
  4. Connect wallet and register BUIDL on-chain

How to vote ?

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  1. Prepare for MATIC in your wallet
  2. Switch to the right network
  3. Enter the Grant BUIDL page and pick up projects you want to support
  4. Connect wallet and follow the prompt