Announcing HackOnLisk

HackOnLisk is the first online hackathon for the Lisk ecosystem. In preparation for our upcoming Mainnet launch of Lisk Core 3.0.0, we decided to organize an online hackathon for the Lisk community. Announced during Lisk.js 2021, HackOnLisk is going to be hosted on DevPost platform giving us the opportunity to reach an already existing blockchain developer community. Participants have the chance to build a blockchain application with the latest Lisk SDK using JavaScript. This blog post summarizes the hackathon challenge, the prizes, as well as the judging criteria.



The online hackathon is not only dedicated to individuals but also already formed teams. Participants are required to build a blockchain application with the Lisk SDK 5.1.0 using JavaScript. We expect blockchain applications from diverse industries and fields such as:

  • Lending
  • Stablecoins
  • NFT marketplaces
  • Collectibles
  • Prediction markets
  • Social media networks
  • DAOs
  • Oracles


As part of the hackathon submission, the participants should provide the following deliverables:

  • A link to a GitHub repository and other deployment files and testing instructions.
  • The name and a short description of the project in the submission's readme file.
  • A user interface for the blockchain application.
  • A video (maximum of 10 minutes) that demonstrates the submission.

    - Introduce your team, your motivation, and the blockchain application.
    - Explain the main features and functionalities of the blockchain application.
    - Include a demo of the working application.



The prizes are split into two different categories; main prizes and bonus prizes. A total of 33,000 USD worth of prizes, as well as other non-monetary prizes, will be awarded. We will be offering three main prizes for 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. The bonus prizes consist of a Lisk Community Choice Award decided through public voting and two partner prizes, given away by BTC-ECHO and WeAreDevelopers.



Judging panel

The judging panel consists of both internal and external judges who will be judging and selecting the five winners of HackOnLisk online hackathon. A complete list of our confirmed judges is presented below.


  • Max Yakubowski (Opinion Editor - Cointelegraph)
  • Ray Salmond (Head of Markets - Cointelegraph)
  • Sven Wagenknecht (Editor-in-chief - BTC-ECHO)
  • David Wachsman (CEO - Wachsman)
  • Shusetsu Toda (Lead Backend Developer - Lightcurve)
  • Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda (Lead Backend Developer - Lightcurve)
  • Max Kordek (CEO and Co-Founder - Lisk)
  • Oliver Beddows (CTO and Co-Founder - Lisk)


Judging Criteria

The judges will be following the criteria below in order to determine the winners of the main prizes as part of this hackathon.


  • Contribution to the Lisk Ecosystem
    How useful the blockchain application is for the Lisk ecosystem, and for the decentralization of the web as a whole (25%)
  • Originality & Creativity
    How new and novel the blockchain application is (25%)
  • Technical Difficulty
    The level of skill or knowledge required to build the blockchain application (25%)
  • User Experience
    How intuitive and understandable the submission is for the users (25%)


The Lisk Community Choice Award prize will be determined by the number of votes received by participants in the form of public voting. The other two bonus prizes will be given by our hackathon partners: WeAreDevelopers and BTC-Echo, based on their preference.



HackOnLisk is now open for registrations and it runs until July 23rd. The submission deadline for the blockchain applications is July 9th. Afterwards, the judging panel will take around two weeks to judge and vote the winners of the hackathon. The winners will then be announced live on YouTube on July 23rd.



We would like to take this opportunity to thank our hackathon partners (Cointelegraph, BTC-ECHO, WeAreDevelopers, Wachsman, Lightcurve) for their support in promoting HackOnLisk.More details about HackOnLisk, the given challenge, and the rules for submission can be found on the online platform. Make sure to join our Lisk community on to find your team members and get support from Lisk core community members.


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