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# ❤️Devcon 5 scholarship ❤️ conference ticket + return airfare
## Bounty description:
* Free ticket to Devcon 5 (approx. $1,000 value)
* Round-trip airfare to Osaka Japan (approx $2,000 value)
* Exclusive SKALE swag (invaluable)
## What is SKALE:
SKALE is an Ethereum-compatible network of elastic blockchains. Each chain can have on-chain storage, runs EVM, and can process over 2,000 transactions per second with sub-second blocktimes.
SKALE is fully interoperable across the entire Ethereum ecosystem, supports your favorite developer tools (Web3.js, Web3.py, Truffle, ...), all key wallets (Portis, Bitsky, Metamask), as well as all major token standards and stablecoins.
## Challenge Description:
Build a Killer dApp, use SKALE’s Decentralized Stack - win a Devcon 5 scholarship
## Submission Requirements
Your dApps must be deployed to SKALE and use one or more features of SKALE's decentralized stack:
* Smart contract scaling
* Interchain transfer ( supports: ETH, Dai, ERC20, ERC721)
## To get started with SKALE
1. Get your SKALE chain here: [skalelabs.com/etherealblocks](skalelabs.com/etherealblocks )
2. Build anything you like
Enjoy instant finality while staying fully decentralized
## Submission Deadline
11:59pm EST (New York) on September 11th
## Judging Criteria
All dApps must use one or more features of SKALE's decentralized stack and will be judged based on the quality of ideas and UX.
## Winner Announcement Date
*Apply to bounty [here for Devcon 5 scholarship](https://gitcoin.co/issue/skalenetwork/hackathon/1/3384), or [here for one of the four 500 DAI rewards](https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/ethereal-blocks/). Winners will be announced on September 15.
Feel free to [join us on Discord](http://skale.chat) and visit our [Developer Documentation](https://developers.skalelabs.com/).
For a deeper dive into SKALE’s technology, check out our [Technical Overview](https://skalelabs.com/blog/the-skale-tech-stack/) and [Consensus Overview](https://skalelabs.com/blog/skale-consensus/).