Participation in the Interchain Hackathon constitutes participants' full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Rules and the decisions of the Organizers and Sponsors, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.


  • Participants must be at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where they reside as of the time of entry.
  • Participants must be legally eligible to participate under the laws of their country of residence. KYC may be required when claiming prizes.
  • Participants must be legally eligible to receive prizes and crypto transactions (in case they win) and are responsible for paying any taxes on the prize winnings.
  • Employees of the Interchain Foundation, Bianjie, Sponsors, Supporters, and their subcontractors involved in this Hackathon and their respective relatives can submit projects but are not eligible for any prizes.



  • All teams need to sign up (One team just needs to fill in the form once) and then submit projects on DoraHacks. Eligible participants and all team members will be coordinated on the #gon-hackathon channel in Cosmos Network Discord where organizers and sponsors will provide tech support.
  • All team members must register on Dorahacks and be included in the submitted project.
  • Team sizes can range from one to ten members.

Project Requirements

  • Projects must be built during the course of the hackathon, with the core concept created within the hackathon timeframe.
  • Teams can form ideas before the hackathon, but code, hacks, and prototypes must be built during the hackathon.
  • The GitHub repository must reflect that the core idea was developed and implemented in the respective start and end date of the hackathon.
  • It is not allowed to submit a project that has already been submitted to any other hackathon.
  • Using pre-existing open-source tools and libraries is permitted.
  • Read all requirements, track and challenge details, submissions guidelines carefully before submitting a project.


  • Participants are allowed to submit more than one submission. However, each submission must be unique and substantially different from the others.
  • There is no limitation on how many tracks participants can submit their projects to as long as they believe their projects address the challenge, but track sponsors and judges will be informed of this information when they receive submissions.
  • All projects must be submitted to Dorahacks before 2023/05/19 01:00 UTC (The timeframe may be extended, but there will be notice released in advance)
  • Only one member of a team submits the project. The submitter must provide the names of all registered team members.
  • Project submissions and demonstration videos (if applicable) must be in English.
  • All submissions MUST include a link to the GitHub project that contains the project documentation or codebase (Please note that your submissions will be public).
  • It is encouraged to include a link to a demonstration video on how to use the project, explain the benefits of the project and show the project in use (if applicable)


  • All project submissions must be original work completed during the hackathon.
  • Outside work or work that was started prior to the official start of the hackathon is not permitted.
  • All work contributed and submitted must be from the project's team members.
  • Teams caught plagiarizing will be immediately disqualified from the hackathon.


Each track will be judged by its sponsor team respectively.

Sponsors and their judges reserve the right to give a partial prize or no prize if they do not feel any submission has met the challenge. The judges’ decisions are at their own discretion and final, binding and incontestable.

Although there are different requirements of each track challenge, there are some general criteria as a reference for sponsors and their judges.

  • Solve the challenges: Does this address the track challenges and tie back into the track requirements?...
  • Originality & Innovations: How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something unique or at least improve existing models?...
  • Technicality & Design: What is tech like? Is it user-friendly and does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is it designed to scale?...
  • Business Model & Feasibility: What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture the market and/or generate revenue?...
  • Documentation & Usability: Is there a clear explanatory documentation? Is it clean and intuitive such that users not familiar with blockchain can easily interact with the project?...
  • Utility: Providing a clear demonstration video is encouraged.


Sponsors are offering the equivalent of around 300,000 USD paid in sponsors’ tokens and credits as prizes for this Interchain Hackathon. Prizes will be distributed by each sponsor to their track winners and eligible participants according to their requirements and judging. The Interchain Foundation and Bianjie will not be responsible for prize allocation.

All prizes will be paid in cryptocurrency and credits from sponsors. Participants need to make sure that they are legally eligible to receive crypto transactions in their jurisdictions (in case they win).

Cosmos Hub, IRISnet, and Stargaze have determined the number of their tokens through their on-chain governance, and OmniFlix and Uptick have also announced the equivalent number of their tokens.

The Interchain Foundation, Bianjie and other sponsors are not responsible for any price fluctuations, either up or down, after the number of tokens is determined regardless of when the prize is actually distributed to the winners.

The Interchain Foundation, Bianjie and other sponsors are not responsible for any dispute between Participants or various team members. The participant is solely responsible for paying any applicable taxes arising from winning a prize.


This hackathon is a community event for learning, collaboration, and engagement in the developer community. We value the participation of each member of the developer community and want everyone involved to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment that provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, political views, previous hackathon attendance or lack of, computing experience or lack of, and chosen programming language or tech stack.

Harassment of hackathon participants is not tolerated in any form. Sexual and racist language and imagery are not appropriate in any aspect of the hackathon, including hacks, talks, presentations, or demos, workshops, social media, and any other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.