Protect Your Privacy: Hack for a Better Data World

Hello Gitcoiners! Personal privacy (both individual and collective) is something the entire planet has been debating and talking about for the past few years. But it feels like it’s never been as vital and fundamental to our society’s balance and evolution as it’s been this year. 

2020 is definitely the year of resilience, data collection, and security. So let’s find better ways to preserve, protect, and use our data.

Between Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 29, 2020 we’re opening the open source gates for the Protect Privacy Virtual Hackathon! We’ll explore solutions that balance ownership, control and privacy for users, with leading Web3 companies already building in the privacy space.

Register for Protect Privacy Here.

From Web3 apps for the data economy, to decentralized messaging apps, cryptographic infrastructure components and unbiased digital currencies, the building blocks for a safer, more personal future are already here. Come and make your mark on a new personal data era!

Join us and 8 outstanding sponsors as we look for innovative privacy-focused, user-centered solutions – with a prize pool of more than $25,000!

You’re in good company to engineer ways to protect your privacy as a right and to be in control of your own data.

Ready to be a personal data-hacktivist?

Awesome, there’s no better time to start than right now! Sign up for “Protect Privacy” here, bring in all your privacy advocating friends and start brainstorming in Protect Privacy’s Townsquare

Check out our sponsors and get familiar with their products and documentation, before the hackathon kicks off on June 15.

Ocean Protocol

Ocean Protocol libraries and services help developers build marketplaces and other apps to privately & securely publish, exchange, and consume data.

Keep Network

Keeps provide a bridge between the world of public blockchains and private data. It enables a new wave of ground-up innovation for blockchain developers.


Status launched a communication tool that upholds human rights. Designed to enable the free flow of information, protect the right to private, secure conversations, and promote the sovereignty of individuals.


Maker are the creators of DAI, a digital currency that can be used by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Electric Coin Company

Electric Coin Company launched and supports the development of Zcash — a privacy-protecting, digital currency built on strong science.


NuCypher builds cryptographic infrastructure for privacy-preserving applications and protocols.

NEAR Protocol

NEAR is a decentralized storage and compute platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity.


The Raiden Network is an off-chain scaling solution, enabling near-instant, low-fee and scalable payments.

& Much More To Come…

Need more information? We’ve got you covered – throughout the hackathon we’ll co-host a series of educational workshops and webinars with our sponsors, so be sure to register for invites! And don’t forget to join the Tribes you believe in – collaboration and trust will get you far.

P.S. Never attended a hackathon before? Check out this easy-peasy guide for an overview of this event, along with info on how to join the action and compete for bounties. May the force be with you!

Register for Protect Privacy Here.