Grants&Hackathons For DoraHackers(updated)

8 min readDec 24, 2023


Grant DAOs — Long-term Programs Funding BUIDLers

Aptos Grant DAO

Aptos Grant DAO is a long-term funding program for early Aptos BUIDLers, initiated by DoraHacks. The program looks forward to the brightest minds of all tracks to enrich the Aptos ecosystem and get funded. Judging and prize-giving will happen periodically.

Meanwhile, Aptos Grant DAO will also be a part of DoraHacks’ long-term program funding BUIDLers in various blockchain ecosystems, as DoraHacks’ innovation to empower the everlasting hacker movement.

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Dora Grant DAO

  • Dora Grant DAO is a community-driven program to fund the hacker movement — explore and assist hackers with innovative ideas, and eventually help them build important products for the future of multi-chain Web3 ecosystem.
  • The grantees will be offered the valuable opportunities to obtain funding to further develop their projects (BUIDLs) and achieve milestones that they have set out. Meanwhile, they will also get access to the Dora community and corresponding resources helpful for the teams in the further development.

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ETH Research Grant

Initiated by Dora Dōjo, ETH Research Grant is dedicated to funding projects and research topics in the Ethereum community and promoting the further development of Ethereum. A rolling monthly review is conducted on the Grant, which has a long-term validity.The monthly prize pool is up to 5,000 USDT and individual projects are funded at 300–1,000 USDT.

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Multi-chain Community&DAO Grant — Round 1

Web3 cannot be what it is today without the power of communities all over the world. Being part of the communities, DoraHacks is thrilled to start Multi-chain DAO&Community Grant(MCDG), a long-term grant funding the sustainable development of Web3 communities and DAOs, as well as showing our love and appreciation to the contributors for the past, present and future of Web3.

The grant provides every qualified community with an initial grant plus a long-term grant by milestones. In Round 1, $100K will be provided for the grant pool.

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Web3 Hackathons

MACI Use Case Hackathon | Use Dora Vota to Quickly Implement MACI, Powered by Dora Factory

As an important player of MACI innovation and adoption, Dora Factory has supported its implementation in various important Web3 events so far with ETHDenver, Opensea, 0x Protocol, etc.. In the year 2023, with the launch of Dora Vota Network, MACI is further made easy for the Cosmos Interchain ecosystem. We here invite everyone, whether you’re a seasoned developer or just fascinated by the world of blockchain, to seize the chance to make a real impact.

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Solana Consumer Hack 11

Solana Consumer Hack is a series of sponsored hackathons organized by the Solana Foundation. This series of events aims to provide an opportunity for programmers to familiarize themselves with developing applications on the blockchain through the use of SDK tools provided by significant projects in the Solana Ecosystem: Wormhole, Orca, SolScan, Civic, Crossmint, CandyPay, Shyft, HxroNetwork, Dialect,…

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FPT Polytechnic’s Build with Solana Internship Program — Season 1

We present to you a 2.5 months test pilot internship program course which is only open to final year Computer Science students. Students who finish this course will earn 5 credits equivalent to 1 course. The internship program runs from September 19th through November 28th and has already garnered tremendous interest, with over 150 students signing up.

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Liquidation Bot Hackathon & Hack-TON-berfest

Liquidation Bots play a pivotal role in reinforcing the stability of the Evaa Protocol, especially during turbulent market situations. This guide is a comprehensive reference for understanding, deploying, and assimilating the bot within the Evaa Protocol framework.

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AI X DeFi Cook-off | Oraichain

It’s all about unleashing creativity! This event presents an opportunity for AI developers to bring their skill to Web3, crafting products that improve user experience and empower users with sophisticated tools.

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Rebuild Ownership 2.0: Internet Privacy | DataverseOS, fhenix, Filecoin

「Rebuild Ownership」as a series global hackathon, is designed to gather the pioneer protocols in the space and offer hackers a holistic experience of tackling on internet privacy using web3 technologies. We are thrilled to have partners like Filecoin, Fhenix, etc.

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PREDA Scale-out Smart Contracts Hackathon

Welcome onboard! We’re thrilled to introduce you to PREDA, a revolutionary programming model designed to scale out general smart contracts. This virtual hackathon is tailored for blockchain builders, developers, entrepreneurs, and anyone eager to supercharge the scalability of their DApps and protocols, harnessing the power of PREDA.

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Open Source Christmas Coding Challenge

A coding challenge where participants can contribute to open source projects of their own choosing and win exciting prizes. Whether you’re a seasoned coder or a beginner, dive in to explore the open source coding universe, and get a chance to be among 21 winners to win exciting prizes.

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FonSmartChain Innovation and Vulnerability Hackathon

Welcome to the FonsmartChain Innovation and Vulnerability Test Hackathon — a thrilling convergence of creativity and testers expertise! This hackathon is a unique opportunity for talented individuals to push the boundaries of innovation while ensuring the robustness and security of FonsmartChain, our cutting-edge blockchain platform.

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OpenBuild Starknet Hackathon

Welcome developers from all over the world who are interested in Starknet Ecosystem or ZK technology to participate. We are looking forward to seeing participants bring their creativity to practice to build a better Starknet ecosystem together!

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Welcome to Code AREA! It is a hybrid (virtual & offline) hackathon, introducing Areon Network to Web3 developers around the world.

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Frontier Tech Hackathons

Starship Use Cases Hackathon | Your Creativity Shapes the Future of Space

Starship, a super heavy-lift launch vehicle under development by SpaceX, with its transformative potential, paves the way for humanity to reach new frontiers — whether it’s the Moon, Mars, or beyond. We are steadfast in our belief of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, propelling ourselves to the stars.

At the Starship Use Cases Hackathon, our mission is simple yet profound: to inspire and empower space enthusiasts, engineers, and innovators to envision groundbreaking solutions for the future of space exploration.

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Space Resource and Exploration Hackathon

Get ready to blast off into the world of space resources and space exploration! Introducing the Space Resources and Exploration Grant, a long-term initiative by DoraHacks, designed to foster space tech innovation. Submissions are open year-round, so seize this opportunity!

We’re committed to supporting and empowering innovators in this exciting frontier. With a grant pool of $10,000, every project with potential stands a chance to win a minimum of $1000!

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NISQ Quantum Grant

To further support the development of quantum computing applications, open source tools, quantum physics experiments, and community building, the NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Quantum Hackathon , initiated by Hacker Dojo, is now available! We’re committed to supporting and empowering innovators in this exciting frontier. With a grant pool of $10,000, every project with potential stands a chance to win a minimum of $1000!

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Coming soon…

Orb3 BlockChain Innovation Challenge

What’s the Orb3 Blockchain Innovation Challenge About? Unleash your creativity in the Orb3 Blockchain Innovation Challenge! This event is a unique opportunity for developers to bring their expertise to the Web3 world, creating products and services that enhance user experience in the GameFi and SocialFi spaces


Nolus Expanse Ideathon X DoraHacks — Open for trust-minimized cross-chain solution BUIDLers


Expanse is an ideathon hosted by DoraHacks, the world’s largest multi-chain developer incentive platform, and Nolus — an application-specific blockchain network with a new type of lending market solution on top built with the Cosmos SDK and CosmWASM, and utilizing the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) plus the Interchain Accounts (ICA) protocols for real-time cross-chain communication with other IBC- and ICA-enabled blockchain networks.


About DoraHacks

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world’s most active multi-chain Web3 developer platforms. It creates a global hacker movement and provides crypto native toolkits to help developers around the world team up and fund their ideas and BUIDLs via hackathons, bounties, grants, grant DAOs, and public good staking.

By far, more than 3000 projects from the DoraHacks community have received over $20 million in grants and other forms of contributions from supporters worldwide. A large number of open source communities, DAOs, and more than 40 major blockchain ecosystems are actively using Dora’s infrastructure ( for open source funding and community governance.

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