Ergo community launches its first hackathon ERGOHACK

Curia Regis Crypto

June 4, 2021

Ergo, a community-centered proof-of-work protocol is launching its first-ever hackathon next week, ERGOHACK.

It is our goal at Ergo to create a network for the people, censorship-resistant, resilient, open and free. It is our goal to build a system that creates smart contracts for the people, to put tooling in the hands of those that need it the most.

The hackathon will run June 11-13th with crypto prizes for the top three slots and all presenters.

Submissions must be filed by June 8th with the deadline for submitting solutions set for June 14th.

Ergo is looking for solutions from teams that want to “hack for change” surrounding topics like tokenization schemes, visual tools for constructing multi-signatures, stealth address pool implementations, tools for NFTs and many more. The winning teams will be announced on June 21st, with the following prizes up for grabs:

1st Place: 5,000 SigmaUSD
2nd Place: 2,500 SigmaUSD
3rd Place: 1,000 SigmaUSD
All presenters will receive 100 SigmaUSD.

Additionally, All Hackathon participants will receive a commemorative @ERGnomes non-fungible token, the 'HackaGnome'


Submissions will be judged on the quality, implementation, and potential impact of the idea by the esteemed judges

Aleksei Pupyshev
Founder of Graviton, co-founder of Neutrino protocol and Gravity protocol

Robert Kornacki
CSO at dcSpark
Former Head of Research at Emurgo
Ergo Foundation Member

Alexander Chepurnoy AKA Kushti
Ergo Core Developer
Co-founder of
Core developer at NXT
Research Fellow at IOHK

Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo
Technical Project Director
Author of Scientific Papers on chimeric ledgers, UTXO with scripts, multi-currencies, as well as the formal specifications in Haskell and Scala for these papers.

Need some background info on the languages, tooling, and frameworks used for Ergo?
Check out our community-driven content on, and there’s a hidden treasure trove of information stashed across the ergo forum. For some inspiration of what’s possible under Ergo, check out our Hackathon Idea Incubator on Reddit.

Join the event on our official Discord server and register your interest in the #Hackathon channel.
We in the Ergo community look forward to seeing the unique and forward-thinking proposals from participants.

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