Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Harmony - Bridging TradFi to DeFi

Aug 15, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021

Harmony - Bridging TradFi to DeFi

August 15 - September 30, 2021

A Hackathon to bring Traditional Finance to Decentralized Finance

Over $1,000,000 in prizes and seed funding from Harmony and Prize Partners

*Go to the Harmony Discord Channel to connect with other hackers and with Harmony Devs.

Why Bridge TradFi to DeFi?

The current narrative in blockchain toward traditional finance is antagonistic.

We disagree.

We need TradFi to join the ranks of DeFi and build apps informed by your experience in traditional finance.

We know there are many working in traditional finance that are interested in blockchain, but not totally ready to jump in head-first. Many in TradFi are interested because they are frustrated with the constraints, regulations, and policies of traditional finance.

If that describes you, then this hackathon is for you.

What is Harmony?

Build on Harmony, run on all chains.

Harmony is your open platform for assets, collectibles, identity, governance. Be the ONE to bridge to all blockchains. Harmony is an open and fast blockchain.

Our mainnet runs Ethereum applications with 2-second transaction finality and 100 times lower fees. Harmony’s secure bridges offer cross-chain asset transfers with Ethereum, Binance and other chains.


Cross Chains with Trustless Bridges

We are making our Ethereum bridge fully trustless and highly gas-efficient and is among the first cross-chain solutions with FlyClient that connect Proof-of-Work Ethereum and Proof-of-Stake chains.

Harmony is also prototyping research for wrapping BTC as cross-chain collaterals. This approach is not only capital efficient but also fully trustless as on-chain and open-source contracts — a breakthrough in the industry.

Social Wallet with Keyless Security

Billions of users can earn 10% or more annual returns with crypto assets. But they must stop worrying about seed phrases, device loss, email phishing, phone hijacking

We can secure everyone’s financial future against password breaches, software bugs, platform malware and exchange hacks.

We are bringing the best research called SmartOTP (One Time Password) with air-gapped and composable authentication into production.

Cross Border with Fintech Integrations

Blockchains enable many marketplaces but banking services are the native use.

Finance products within one country are already highly efficient and protected. On the other hand, purely on-chain DeFi solutions without onramp gateways or local distribution have limited impact in real-word economies.

Harmony focuses on bridging high-growth economies, hence CrossFi for cross-border finance.

Prize Partners

Over $1,000,000 in prizes and seed funding from Harmony and these Prize Partners:

Speakers and Judges

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Bridging Wall Street to Web3 cost money?

No. Completely free to join and participate in the hackathon.

I'm new to blockchain, can I participate?

YES. The only way for blockchain to grow is if new developers enter the industry.

How many people can be on a team?

Up to 5 people. No other restrictions - can be any background, any country, or any experience level. 

What's the code of conduct?

We have zero tolerance policy for harassment and other negative behavior.

• "Harassment" includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments or other online activity related to gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If participants fail to comply they will be banned from all channels and access to the event.

• All sponsors, judges, mentors, organizers, volunteers and the like are also subject to the anti-harrassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material both in their hacks and during the event.‍

• Be wise and careful and mindful of the words you choose to use at all times. Be respectful and don’t be a jerk.

• Report all violations anonymously here.

How will I be judged?

Pre-existing Work

Each submission will be judged solely on the quality of the work completed during the duration of the hackathon. If you use pre-existing code, disclose all information in your submission, indicating what’s pre-existing and what code is new and show how your submission is explicitly different from old work.

First and foremost, we want you to build on Harmony. Preference will go to submissions that utilize the Ethereum-to-Harmony Horizon Bridge and whose applications are focused on DeFi. We'll publish a wish-list of applications we want to see on Harmony in a blog post soon. Of course, all submissions need to be linked to a public Github repository and if, selected, be ready to join demo day and present your submission as a team.

Join the Harmony discord

Go to our Discord to connect with our developers: https://discord.gg/f98bmsuYe7

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Check out the Prizes

Visit the Prize Explorer to check out the prizes posted by our hackathon sponsors. Click each prize to show important details, including the submission requirements, submission deadline, etc.

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Join the Hackathons Chat Workspace

Chat with other hackers, ask sponsors and the Gitcoin team questions, find or create a team, and communicate real-time. Click here to join the party!.

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Start Work via Gitcoin

When your team is formed please have one of your teammates navigate to each prize page you plan to compete for and click the “Start Work” button.

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Build your cool ideas and make your vision come true with your team!

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Submit Work via Gitcoin

When your project is completed, submit your work by clicking the “Submit Work” button on the prize page/