HackAtom India: Build The Cosmos

1191 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
1191 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Sep 04, 2020, 12:30 PM
ends on:
Oct 11, 2020, 06:25 PM



While the human ability to come up with innovative applications is limitless, we often find ourselves encumbered by complicated blockchain frameworks that hinder our ability to create what our minds imagined. We believe the tools Cosmos provides change that, and we want to see what groundbreaking tools and applications you have to offer.

‘HackAtom India: Build the Cosmos’ is the first Cosmos virtual hackathon for developers in India to begin their journey into the Cosmos ecosystem. Cosmos provides high-performance, flexible, and interoperable building blocks to create blockchains perfectly tailored for all types of applications from finance, computing, gaming, and more.

Through this hackathon we aim to:

  • Showcase the Cosmos stack to Indian developers to understand how easily you can build a blockchain by leveraging the modular tools provided by the Cosmos ecosystem.
  • Incentivize building of creative applications with a clear product-market fit using the modular tools provided by the Cosmos-SDK (i.e. Ethermint, CosmWasm, etc).
  • Kickoff a self-sustainable community of Cosmos developers that are able to mentor other developers who are getting started in Cosmos development.
  • Build a narrative for Cosmos as a more flexible and simpler development platform for building blockchain applications compared to existing platforms.

Now, to get started on building the internet of blockchains that you’d like to see, visit the guidelines section!

For technical queries and to stay updated on the hackathon, join Cosmos India on Discord and Telegram!


Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Build a DeFi project using the Cosmos modules such as Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC), Ethermint, Cosmwasm or/and others of choice and should illustrate the capabilities such interoperability (cross-chain functionality), scalability, economical gas fees. Some examples for this track can be Automated Market Makers (AMMs), Exchanges, NFT implementations for Real-world financial products (Solar Credits, Accounts Receivables etc), Stablecoins and Payment protocols.


In a world where blockchains are no longer siloed to their own ecosystem, what applications do you see emerging? Build and showcase a product that leverages the power of interoperable, sovereign blockchains by using Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC).

Open Innovation

Did you ever think, “Woah, this tool will make this job 10x easier”? Then this is your chance! Create tools, resources, and components that allow other Cosmonauts to create blockchains easier, faster, and more efficiently.

Prizes USD 10,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
The Gaia Award
USD 2,500

Grand prize for best in class submissions based on product thesis, technical architecture, and implementation

The Cosmonaut Award
USD 900

Prizes which may have good product thesis, technical architecture, or implementation but may lack in one area

Most creative architecture


Judged based on the ability to come up with novel use-cases and new primitives within the blockchain space.


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