Assembly: Accumulate Blockchain Hackathon

2306 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
2306 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Nov 08, 2021, 08:00 AM ()
ends on:
Jan 17, 2022, 07:59 AM ()



What is Accumulate? Accumulate is a high-performance blockchain for DeFi, integrating blockchains, protocols, oracles, and applications, serving as a bridge for the new digital economy. Accumulate shifts the paradigm for how blockchains manage data, tokens, and users with an identity-based, Proof-of-Stake blockchain offering secure, scalable, and extensible features to power DeFi applications. Hackathon: Accumulate is a brand-new protocol and we welcome all projects that utilize Accumulate in some way. We are particularly interested in three types of projects.

  • Tools that make it easier for developers to develop on Accumulate
  • Projects that help users to interact with Accumulate
  • Decentralized applications developed on Accumulate




    Accumulate Code Walkthrough Part 1



Accumulate Code Walkthrough Part 2


(check out the Deep Dive section to learn more about Accumulate concepts).

(ask questions in the #hackathons channel).


Development Tools

Developers are our initial target audience for Accumulate because they are the ones who will build the cool applications that showcase what Accumulate can do. Any tools that help to streamline the development process and make the developers’ jobs easier are the unsung heroes of a healthy blockchain ecosystem.


  • SDKs for any popular language (Python, Ruby, C#, etc.)
  • CLI tools
  • Testing frameworks
  • Sandboxes

Ideas for Development Tools 

Apps on Accumulate

Any tool that helps developers or users interact with the Accumulate protocol can fall under this list. Tools and services that help applications manage their on-chain operations or interact with the ledger will be extremely helpful in aiding developers.


  • Block explorers
  • GUI desktop clients
  • Faucets
  • Node-as-a-service

Ideas for Apps on Accumulate


This is the most user-centric category, as wallets are the premier way that users interact with blockchain protocols. The more wallets the merrier, but we’ll be especially impressed if it has a creative yet intuitive user experience, and strong security.


  • Mobile wallets
  • Desktop wallets
  • Browser plug-ins
  • Hardware wallet apps
  • Web wallet UI (connect using a hardware device or keystore file)

Ideas for Wallets

Bridges, Layers, Oracles

The above three are so important that they needed their own category! Bridges allow users to bring tokens on other blockchain networks into the Accumulate ecosystem (or even between the various chains in Accumulate). Layers refers to segments of functionality that extend Accumulate and allow for even more use cases. Oracles bring real-world data on-chain for developers to use in their applications.


  • Ethereum cross-chain bridge
  • Smart contract layer
  • Price feed oracle

 Ideas for Bridges, Layers and Oracles

Learning Tools

The first step in anyone’s journey into a new technology is learning all about how it works! Accessible and thorough educational resources are integral to onboarding new developers and users and increasing adoption. The best learning tools are in-depth, easy-to-follow, and even fun!


  • Interactive Tutorials (think Codecademy)
  • How-it-works / core concepts videos & articles
  • Educational Playgrounds (think ETH.Build)

 Ideas for Learning tools


Main Prizes
1st Prize
USD 5,000
2nd Prize
USD 2,000
3rd Prize
USD 1,000

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