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Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Make it Mobile Hackathon with Celo

Mar 5, 2021 - Apr 14, 2021

Make it Mobile Hackathon - Celo

March 5 - April 14, 2021

Make sure to join the Celo Discord for discussion related to the hackathon!

Register For Celo's Make it Mobile Hackathon! Challenge the web3 status quo!

$60,000 of prizes total!

Resource: Developer Documentation

We are calling on all builders, designers, and innovators to come help us take the Celo ecosystem to the next level. Celo is founded on the tenant of "Design For All" and our mobile-first approach is our embodiment of this commitment. We are looking for teams to adopt this vision and build DApps, tools, and tutorials around this principle. The Hackathon will highlight teams from around the world with Celo-based DApps serving tens of thousands of users such as Impact Market and Moola Market! 

We’ll be offering a number of prizes for Defi DAPPs, cross-chain architecture projects, technical documentation, community building media, educational content, and much more!

In addition, there will be bonus prizes for teams that truly go above and beyond! Below you’ll find a list of the bonus awards we’ve finalized so far. These will be awarded to exemplary teams in addition to the bounty prizes originally posted.

Technical Community Bonus Awards:


General Community Building Bonus Awards: 

Please see bounties for an additional $ 30,000 in prizes.

We welcome all participants of all skill-sets, backgrounds, and cultures. Submissions are required to be work started for this hackathon specifically. Submissions may not be apps previously built for Celo Camp, other hackathons, or personal projects already built. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out on Discord or the townsquare. 

What is Celo? 

Celo is an open-sourced Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain based on Ethereum designed to support stablecoins and tokenized assets with an algorithmic reserve-backed stability mechanism. One of the main reasons Celo's ecosystem of end-users has grown so quickly is due to the mobile-first approach to the protocol. With trust-less phone number identity mapping for public key management and a node structure that runs partial nodes on smartphones Celo's mobile-first approach has created the most effective way of onboarding real-world users into blockchain-based applications.

The Vision & Why

If you want to better understand why mobile is the way forward for web3 and why the Celo #MakeItMobile” hackathon is only the start, consider this: the smartphone market today already ranks in the billions, and the projections of where that growth is headed are truly inspiring — with areas like sub-Saharan Africa predicted to hit 600-700 million new smartphone users within ~5 years. 

So, when we in the Web3 space declare we’re making financial tools for everybody — ask yourself, “who’s everybody?” — and then start to consider the current mediums where web3 exists. It’s time to make crypto mobile. It’s time for the decentralized community to pause and ask, “What’s really stopping web3 from running the mobile app space?” Sure, there are plenty of mobile app ideas, and plenty of mobile apps — but in reality, the space is predominantly focused on communication, productivity, creativity, and revamped old games. 

Where are the mobile versions of the good stuff, the real stuff, the lift my community up type stuff? You know, the innovation type stuff. Where are the mobile apps for that? 

They don’t exist, so we have to make them - we have to make crypto mobile. 


Judges will include A16z, The Graph Protocol, Polychain Capital, Flori, ParaFi Capital, Celo Camp, and many more.

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