Celo Mobile DeFi Hackathon@APAC Voting Guide

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Celo Mobile DeFi Hackathon@APAC has begun its 1st round voting on HackerLink. The prize pool is totalled up to $100K with an addition of a $2.5M global incentive. Does this matter to you? Of course! With just 1 CELO, you can support sustainable development @Celo APAC and impact the funding result greatly. Let’s make your vote count today!

Click here to learn more about Celo Mobile DeFi Hackathon@APAC

Join us and become a voter @HackerLink today: https://t.me/hackerlinkvoter

Preparation

  • Voting period: Oct 8th to Nov 28th, 2021
  • Vote via HackerLink: https://hackerlink.io/grant/CELO/1
  • Own an account with Metamask, Ledger Live, Infinity Wallet, or Encrypted Wallet.
  • Make sure you have a sufficient CELO balance in your wallet (check “How to Switch to CELO Mainnet on MetaMask (e.g.)?” for tutorial).
  • Please vote on PC (better via Metamask on Chrome). Voting via mobile may fail.

How to Switch to CELO Mainnet on MetaMask (e.g.)?

Check Celo Wallets Manual Setup

How to Vote?

Voting Tutorial Video

1. ClickGrant BUIDLsto view the participating projects.

Left: Celo Mobile DeFi Hackathon@APAC page & Right: Grant BUIDLs page

2. Click “Vote” to support and choose your wallet. A pop-up notification will appear on your wallet and ask for authorization. Click “Next” and “Connect” (If the initialization process is stuck, refresh and reconnect).

3. Once the wallet is connected (the wallet address should appear in the voting interface), key the amount you want to vote. The Nth vote will cost N*1 CELO, so if you’re going to give 3 votes, you need to pay 1+2+3=6 CELO.

4. Click “Confirm” to finish.

5. After voting, you can check the current project ranking via the leaderboard.

6. Feel free to join the Telegram group: https://t.me/hackerlinkvoter to interact and network with other voters!

Why should YOU become a voter?

  • Contribute to the Celo ecosystem
  • Incentivize blockchain builders & support entrepreneurship
  • Express the relative strength of personal preferences via the Quadratic Funding mechanism
  • Impact the allocation of $100K prize pool

Meet other multi-chain contributors @HackerLink today: https://t.me/hackerlinkvoter

What’s next?

  1. Join us on Telegram for future updates.
  2. Follow Dorahacks on Twitter and Youtube to receive the newest notifications and watch live streams.

Celo Mobile DeFi Hackathon Opening Ceremony is now available on Dorahacks Youtube. Upcoming participated project demos and workshop sessions will soon be scheduled and uploaded. Subscribe to notification bell to receive new video uploads, premieres, and live streams on Hackathon workshops and project demo sessions.

Let’s level up your voting profile!

What is Quadratic Funding? How does it work?

Quadratic Voting is a voting scheme introduced and often discussed in the Radical Markets community. It is often considered an innovative improvement of the traditional 1-person-1-vote or 1-dollar-1-vote voting schemes. The simplified formula on how quadratic voting functions is:

Cost to the voter = 1+2+3+…+ number of votes CELO

With such a mechanism, community contributors can vote for their favourite projects and emphasize their preferences through multiple votes. Along with the increased contribution each round, of course.

How would this affect project incentives? Popularity, which is embedded in this mechanism and is comprised of the total number of votes driving the top project with the most allocated prize. Plus, the accumulated CELO will go directly to the respective project after each round.

Interested to know more about quadratic funding? You can check the Quadratic Funding Algorithm by Vitalik Buterin, or the Quadratic Funding V2 Protocol by Eric Zhang.

For the Chinese version, please view it here.

Frequently Asked Question

0. What if I encounter problems during the voting process?

HackerLink provides voter support in Telegram, join us here.

1. Can I see my voting history?

Voting history is unavailable for voters at the moment. But builders are able to view your address at the end of the hackathon.

However, if you would like to verify the validity of your votes, you are able to view your voting history via block explorer. In this case, you can verify via https://explorer.celo.org/.

2. Can I use bots to mass vote for some project?

Absolutely don’t do this. Botting and other ways of cheating will be detected by our anti-Sybil attack mechanism, which is why a grace period (3–5 days) is being issued for such a purpose. Please keep in mind that botting will NOT grant your supported projects in any stance of superiority nor impact the prize pool distribution in your favour.

3. Can the project with more votes get a bigger share of the prize pool?

According to the Quadratic Funding mechanism, popularity is the basis of the distribution of the prize pool. If a project is supported by more VOTERS (rather than votes), it will receive more prizes by the end.

For e.g, A project with 10 votes from 10 voters will be prized more than a project with 10 votes from fewer voters.

4. Who receives the CELO I paid?

The votes (or we call “donations”) will go directly to the projects.

5. Why can’t I vote?

Invalid voting may occur for multiple reasons, please ensure that you:

  • Own a sufficient amount of CELO in your wallet (scroll up to “How to Switch to CELO Mainnet on MetaMask? (e.g.)?” for tutorial).
  • Connected to HackerLink: you should be notified with a pop-up page on your wallet that asks for authorization to connect with HackerLink. Once you authorized the action, your account number should appear in the voting interface.

If the problem still can’t be resolved, please contact Voter Support at Telegram via https://t.me/hackerlinkvoter.

Risk Notifications

Please note that the generated smart contracts from HackerLink will arrange and transfer the donated fund, to conduct quadratic funding algorithms, and distribute contribution funds to the projects of which the voting results in favour. The website cannot guarantee the authenticity, legality and validity of the project, though admins will contact the projects to verify the validity with their best effort. Be aware of the risks and vote rationally. Celo, HackerLink, or DoraHacks aren’t responsible for any adverse consequences.

If you have any questions, please contact us on Telegram. We would like to hear more from you and let’s keep in touch!

About Celo

Celo aims to empower anyone with a smartphone anywhere in the world to have access to financial services, send money to phone numbers, and pay merchants — on a decentralized platform that is operated by a community of users.

To achieve this, Celo is a complete stack of new blockchain software, core libraries that run on that blockchain, and end-user applications including a Wallet app that communicate with that logic.

About DoraHacks

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world’s most active developer communities. HackerLink (https://hackerlink.io/en) is DoraHacks’ open-source developer platform and open source curation market. It provides unique on-chain tools to incentivize open-source developments around the world. The platform offers a variety of features including hacker profile, BUIDL, quadratic funding grants, bonding curve, bounties, hackathons to more than 100,000 users around the world.

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