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Pocket Network Sponsors ETHOnline - Decentralized Portal to the Full Spectrum of Multi-Blockchain Data

Pocket Network sponsors ETHOnline, the largest Ethereum-focused hackathon of the year hosted by EthGlobal.
Pocket Network Sponsors ETHOnline - Decentralized Portal to the Full Spectrum of Multi-Blockchain Data

Pocket Network is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, we will be sponsoring the ETHOnline Hackathon, ETHGlobal’s biggest event of the year.

Last year we maxed out our $5,000 prize pool, and we are proud to not only up that prize pool to $8,000 for this year but also have a network with over 5000 nodes - ready to handle whatever requests you throw at it!

There'll also be a surprise bonus that you'll have to have to stick around for to find out!

The Decentralized RPC Network Provider

Suffering from success should be the last thing on the mind for any project, which is why we're giving up to two load-balanced RPC endpoints with a capacity of 1M requests per day per endpoint for each team. You're able to choose from any of our networks with mainnets, testnets, and archival versions supported.

  • Ethereum Mainnet
  • Ethereum Mainnet Archival with Tracing
  • Ethereum Testnets (Ropsten, Rinkeby, Kovan, and Goerli)
  • xDAI
  • xDAI Archival
  • Polygon Mainnet
  • Polygon Archival
  • Binance Smart Chain (BSC)
  • BSC Archival
  • Avalanche (AVAX) Mainnet
  • More coming soon!

Feel free to mix and match as you please!

Every Team Has Shot At Winning A Prize!

Due to the Pocket Network being a blockchain-agnostic RPC infrastructure protocol, most teams will be qualified to win a prize - whether that's our 4k Prize Pool or 4K in named prizes. Every dapp needs blockchain data!

4K Prize Pool

For our prize pool, the only criteria are that your team must use a pocket-powered endpoint in your service, or protocol for any blockchain supported by Pocket Network. This prize pool will be evenly split, meaning if 100 teams qualify for this pool, each team would receive 40 DAI.

4K Named Prizes

For our named prizes, there are two "paths" of 2000 DAI each with only three winners.

Best Hack to add a Pocket-powered RPC endpoint for any blockchain supported

  • 1st 1250 DAI
  • 2nd 500 DAI
  • 3rd 250 DAI

Most Creative Hack incorporating both Pocket Network and the Graph protocols

  • 1st 1250 DAI
  • 2nd 500 DAI
  • 3rd 250 DAI

What are some ideas that Pocket could be used for?

Anything that requires consistent uptime, rock-solid stability, and the ability to avoid being censored! For example:

  • Blockchain Explorers
  • Decentralized Exchanges & Aggregators
  • Wallets
  • NFT Marketplaces
  • Games
  • Censorship-Resistant Messaging Apps

For more radical ideas, spark a conversation with us on our public ETHOnline sponsor channel:

#sponsor-pocket-network

Sometimes I share my late night, taco-fueled thoughts on Twitter (@disruptbanksy), so keep an eye out for more juicy ideas 💡

I'm In - What are the next steps?

First things first, mint an endpoint from the Pocket Portal.

Then, make sure to tune into our workshop on Monday, September 13th at 3PM EST here:

And of course, if you haven't already, make sure to apply to the hackathon!

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