We're thrilled to introduce the Avalanche Frontier: Decentralized Consumer Application Hackathon co-hosted by Dora Hacks and Particle Network.

This hackathon will be a month-long virtual event in January and February. We welcome builders from around the world to embark on their Avalanche journey by developing the next generation of consumer facing applications.

Web2 consumer applications today are broken. Across social media platforms and digital marketplaces, users are offering their time and data essentially for free to centralized entities to profit. We believe that the next wave of apps will be built on decentralized blockchain rails.

Have you ever wanted to launch your own SocialFi app where creators and users are rewarded for their engagement? Have you thought about building the next Uber or Airbnb where the users have the most to benefit? What about a wireless network where users can also contribute their bandwidth? If so, this event is the perfect opportunity whether you're getting an idea off the ground to MVP or looking to scale up your skillset as a more experienced builder. We encourage you to think outside of the box and always build with the end consumer in mind.

Throughout the event, builders will also have access to a wide range of tools and services offered by our partners and sponsors along with different tracks to compete for prizes:

Particle Network ( is the Intent-Centric, Modular Access Layer of Web3. Particle offers various UX-focused SDKs and APIs, which together enable social logins and dApp-embedded wallets, as well as account abstraction. This toolkit constitutes Particle's flagship product, Modular Smart Wallet-as-a-Service, and covers over fifty blockchains and most mobile or desktop platforms. With various additional products on the horizon, such as Particle Network's Intent Fusion Protocol, Omnichain AA, Confidential zkStack, and the first AA protocol on Bitcoin, BTC Connect, Particle aims to provide the infrastructure for a mass-market-ready industry.

Chainlink ( is the industry-standard Web3 services platform. It has enabled trillions of dollars in transaction volume across DeFi, onchain finance, gaming, NFTs, and other major industries. As the leading decentralized oracle network, Chainlink empowers developers to build feature-rich Web3 applications with seamless access to real-world data, offchain computation, and cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain, providing global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains.

Covalent ( is the industry-leading multichain indexer with over 200 blockchains and over 30 Avalanche Subnets indexed, making us the top data service provider in the Avalanche ecosystem. Our flagship Unified API brings visibility to billions of data points for developers building multichain applications.

Movement Labs ( is a network of Move-based blockchains designed to pair smart contract security and parallelization with EVM liquidity and user bases. The first major release from Movement is M1, a modular layer one blockchain. M1 is built to support a diverse ecosystem, including liquidity sources and EVM-compatible tooling, all under the Snowman consensus mechanism. Validators on M1 will play a crucial role in a decentralized sequencing network, paving the way for the development of the Movement L2 Client. Powered by the Move Stack, M2 is the first MEVM (Move + EVM) ZK L2 on Ethereum powered by Celestia, natively bringing the Move Virtual Machine to Ethereum. The Move Stack also enables teams to launch their custom Move rollups and connect to the decentralized sequencer network which enables atomic composability between next-generation rollups.

Paladin ( is a leading smart contract auditing company with an essential focus on decentralized finance protocols. We work mainly with EVM-compatible protocols to help increase the security of their contracts.

Hackers of all experience levels and projects of any stage are welcome to participate. Beyond the competition, we hope you meet like-minded builders and have a great time!

Tracks and Prize Pools

A prize pool of over $100,000 will be distributed to winners according to the submission requirements and judging criteria listed below. Projects will be eligible for consideration in both Grand Prize pool as well as the different partner tracks as long as the submissions meet the criteria for each track.

Grand Prize - $75,000 total

  • 1st: $45,000
  • 2nd: $20,000
  • 3rd: $10,000

To be eligible for the Grand Prizes, project submissions must implement Particle Auth and/or Particle Connect in their submission. If used, the application should either have:

  1. A direct social login button facilitating sign in with Google, Twitter, email, etc. (via Particle Auth, as is shown within this demo).
  2. A generalized connection modal which includes social login options (via Particle Connect, as is shown within this demo).

Other wallets can be and are encouraged to be implemented within the submission. However, Particle should be the only mechanism facilitating social login as one of those options.

This is a free-to-use SDK and, through Web3.js or ethers, can be implemented in any standard application flow; it's meant to act as the access point for users, upon which an account is generated and used through either a standard EIP-1193 provider or directly through Particle’s SDKs.

Particle Helpful Links

Chainlink Tracks - $10,000 total

Chainlink CCIP: $5,000

  • $2,500 for the best project built with CCIP & Avalanche
  • $1,250 for 2nd and 3rd best projects built with CCIP & Avalanche

Chainlink Functions: $5,000

  • $2,500 for the best project built with Chainlink Functions & Avalanche
  • $1,250 for 2nd and 3rd best projects built with Chainlink Functions & Avalanche

More information around Chainlink requirements, judging criteria, and helpful links can be found here.

Movement Track - $10,000 total in Movement tokens at TGE

  • Movement Labs is seeking consumer and social applications and frameworks. Applications will receive a $2,000 token bounty for deployment onto Testnet, and frameworks will receive a $5,000 token bounty for an MVP of one feature.

A non-exhaustive list of examples include SocialFi, Web2 applications upgraded by Move, and other consumer applications.

Applications that continue development and launch frontends and commit to mainnet deployment will be considered for a $20,000 token grant.

Movement is especially interested in Frameworks that assist developers build consumer and social applications. Frameworks that continue to build will be considered for $20,000 token grants or $30,000 token public goods grants.

Teams interested in building applications or frameworks are encouraged to reach out to the Movement team to discuss more tailored grants, feedback, and support.

More information around Movement requirements, judging criteria, and helpful links can be found here

Covalent Track - $5,000 total

$5,000 distributed between the 3 best projects built with any of:

  • Unified API
  • Increment BI
  • GoldRush Block Explorer Kit

More information around Covalent requirements, judging criteria, and helpful links can be found here.

Paladin Security will offer up to 20% discount on audit & security services for hackathon projects.


Registration Opens: January 10, 2024

Event Programming Starts: January 22, 2024 - Full event programming including talks, workshops & office hours to be announced soon. Builders are welcome to form teams and start building immediately.

Submissions Due: February 19, 2024

Winners Announced: February 23, 2024

Why should I participate?

The Avalanche Frontier: Decentralized Consumer Application Hackathon is an opportunity to showcase your abilities as a builder and bring your ideas to life. Along with amazing industry partners, this month-long event will provide you with a wide range of talks and workshops, dedicated office hours, and developer resources to help you build your dream app. You'll also have the opportunity to mingle with other builders and industry experts and form long-lasting relationships along the way. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll be at the forefront of building the next wave of crypto apps to be adopted by billions of people.

How can I get started?

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Sign Up on the hackathon registration page: Register on our official hackathon page by January 22, 2024.
  2. Form a Team: Collaborate with fellow developers or join a team.
  3. Plan Your Project: Decide on what you want to build. Consider the tracks and requirements for inspiration.
  4. Start Building: Utilize the resources and tools provided by our partners to develop your application.
  5. Attend Workshops: Enhance your skills and knowledge by participating in various workshops and talks starting January 22, 2024.
  6. Submit Your Project: Ensure your project is submitted by February 19, 2024, 11:59 PM ET.

Submission Requirements

All submissions must adhere to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance: Your project should be relevant to the theme of the hackathon.
  2. Use of Technology: Incorporate technologies and tools provided by Avalanche and our partners.
  3. Originality: The idea should be original and innovative.
  4. Completion: The project should be completed and functional by the submission deadline.
  5. Documentation: Provide clear documentation and instructions on how to run your project.

Judging Criteria

  1. Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
  2. Innovation: Creativity and originality of the project.
  3. Impact: Potential impact on the target audience or market.
  4. Technical Complexity: The technical difficulty and the use of blockchain technology.
  5. Design and Usability: Overall user experience and design.
  6. Pitch: Effectiveness in presenting the project.

About Avalanche

Avalanche ( is the best place to build your own blockchain or blockchain based application. Built on top of the most powerful consensus mechanism in the industry, allowing for an theoretical limit of infinite validators with great efficiency and instant finality, is a network that allows for the seamless launch of any kind of blockchain, fully customizable to the developer - whether that is at the virtual machine level, validator level, etc. Full control of your custom blockchain.

For this hackathon, developers have the option to build on our C-Chain (EVM Compatible) and Movement's M1 and M2 Devnets (EVM, AptosVM & SuiVM), three of the many blockchains present within the Avalanche network.

Fuji Testnet: - ChainID: 43113

M1 Devnet:

M2 Devnet:

Useful Links