Blockchain Hackathon@SEA Application Guide

5 min readApr 18, 2021

Submission Period: April 5 — May 30

Who Can Apply?

Every developer from Southeast Asia in the following fields can apply for this online hackathon:

Solidity | IPFS | NFT | FIL | ZKP

Rust | Substrate | Polkadot | Kusama | Polkadot JS

Front-end | Back-end | Full Stack | Mobile App Development

Meme creator | Crypto Artist | DAO curator | UI/UX

How to apply?

1- Open, if you’re new to Hackerlink, please sign in first

2- Click “Grant” on the top-bar, then click “GHS Grant” on the page. Make sure you’re seeing the Blockchain Hackathon@Singapore page. Or you can try clicking

3- Click on “Apply for Grant”, choose “Blockchain Hackathon@Singapore 1”, connect your wallet (MetaMask or WalletConnect) to HackerLink. The blockchain account network requires the BSC Mainnet.

*See below to know how to connect your MetaMask with BSC.

Then fill in the project name, team info, GitHub link, Twitter etc. Please complete the information as much as possible. Verify your Twitter links and GitHub Repo so that BSC Official and DoraHacks can help promote your projects and community contributors can make sure they are donating to the real and correct project.

4- Confirm submission to complete the application. You will be able to see your submitted project on the Grant page , which means you have completed your application.

5- If your projects have updates, you can edit it by clicking on your profile photo and selecting “My BUIDLs” in “Personal Center”.

How to Gain More Votes?

a. Join the live demo

The staff will arrange the schedule with you via the contacts you give for the live demo and official promotion supported by BSC and DoraHack. Before every demo, BSC and DoraHacks will notice among global developer communities.

Therefore, please give your Telegram handle or other ways to let the staff reach you. Or, join us on Telegram and let the admin know who you are.

DoraHacks SEA Telegram Group Chat

Hackerlink Helper Telegram @hackerlinkoffcial

b. Join the hackathon earlier

Apart from live demonstrations, the publicity of projects on HackerLink will be persistent during the whole online hackathon, which means the earlier the projects are submitted, the more people can see and vote for them.

And no worries if you want to update your project after submission, updates are allowed and every updated project will be listed on the top of the wall.

c. Inspire your communities

Share your projects to the communities to gain more support, either it be votes or technical advice.


  • Verified Twitter links and GitHub repos are recommended. Community contributors can confirm the identity of you and your project.
  • Complete and detailed project information is recommended, allowing the staff to reach you for global live demonstration.
  • Please share your grant project on social media platforms like Twitter, FB and WeChat friend circle to let people know and contribute to your project. In this way, you can gain more grant.
  • Please submit a real and valid project that is developed by you or your team. Please do not submit other’s projects or copy-paste projects. Once the plagiarized project is reported, it will be disqualified in all subsequent grant applications and the community will be notified.
  • To transfer BNB to Metamask, please use the BSC network.

What is Blockchain Hackathon@Southeast Asia?

For Registration and DORA reward, please join our Telegram group:

DoraHacks Global Hackathon Series (GHS) is coming to Southeast Asia! It’s an online hackathon open to developers from SEA. You can participate from wherever you are.

We want to shout out to everyone who is interested in connecting with the best developers, designers, artists, hackers, enthusiasts, investors, and #BUIDLers in the Singaporean Crypto Space!

We aim to unite and support early-stage blockchain enthusiasts and projects on 6 tracks: BSC, ETH, HECO, Polkadot, Filecoin and Dora Factory, with an initial prize pool of $8,000, sponsored by BSC and Konomi!

Also sponsored by Dora Factory, each applicant who successfully registers for this hackathon will get $DORA as a reward!

DoraHacks is where Hackers build together. We host hackathons all over the world with the belief that everyone has the opportunity to make a unicorn product. This Hackathon will be online from April 5 to May 20.

Applicants, for Registration, please join our Telegram group:

It’s an amazing time to build on blockchain!

How to Connect Your MetaMask with BSC?

Open MetaMask → Settings → Networks, choose “Custom RPC”.

Fill in the config as below:

Network name: BSC Mainnet


Chain ID: 56

Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer:

How do I get verified?

a. Open your submitted project in “personal centre”, click on “project detail”.

b. Verify your Twitter link by publishing a verification message, and verify your GitHub account with a single click. (If you are one of the contributors of your submitted repo’s master branch, you will be verified.)

Please verify twitter link and GitHub repo you submitted so that contributors can verify your identity and your project is real.

How do community contributors vote?

The first vote of each voter for every project in this round costs 0.1 USDC. According to Quadratic voting, the Nth vote requires 0.1*N USDCs.

How can I check the prize allocation and project ranking?

Click on “view details” to check the current prize allocation leaderboard. Please note that the allocation of the matching pool constantly changing based on community votes until this grant round is closed.