Ethereal Blocks - Status & The Virtual Hackathon

Ethereal Blocks - Status & The Virtual Hackathon

We want to build a more open, transparent internet.  5,000 DAI in prizes centered around interesting DApp development with Embark and new and exciting projects leveraging Keycard.

Ethereal brings together the hackers, builders, influencers, experts, novices, and artists, who are looking to shape the future of Blockchain technology. Unlike traditional Hackathons, Ethereal Blocks will take place from the comfort of your own homes! No need to binge on fizzy soda and pizza, sitting on uncomfortable plastic chairs for 48 hours (as per the usual Hackathon).

Other than the location; the format for the Hackathon is very much the same. The various sponsors (Status included) have set challenges / bounties for you participants to work away on, for the chance to win amazing prizes!

Here at Status, we have decided to post three challenges / bounties for you to take part in. By doing so, you have the chance of winning up to 5000 DAI !! One of our bounties is worth 2000 DAI, and two of the challenges are worth 1500 DAI each.

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Bounty #1 - Status DApp

Title: Build a Status Optimized Web DApp with our Javascript API using Embark

Description: Status is building the tools for private, secure communication. The Status mobile client includes:

  • p2p messenger with the whisper protocol
  • Decentralized crypto wallet
  • Web3 browser

This challenge invites hackers to create with the native features of Status in mind. Build a fully decentralized, Status-optimized DApp using our JavaScript API.

To be optimized for Status, your DApp must be responsive and work well on mobile. It should work with EIP1102 (e.g. browser privacy mode enabled), and reflect Status as the host if appropriate.

The web API allows access to a users contact ID for Status chat, and a QR code scanner.

Requirements:

  • Use Embark in your project
  • Be responsive and work well on mobile
  • Work with EIP1102 (e.g. browser privacy mode enabled)
  • Be open source

Check out the Status docs:

Prize: 1,500 DAI

The prize will be awarded to the most creative and inspiring use of Status Web API!

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Bounty #2 - Keycard PoC

Title: Proof of concept for integration of Keycard within mobile or desktop apps

About Keycard: Keycard is an open framework for smartcards in the crypto sphere. Smartcards are cost-effective, highly secure hardware, that can generate & store private keys, sign transactions with a tap on a mobile (android sdk available), or with a desktop (with a usb reader).

Keycard can be used as an easy-to-use and mobile friendly hardware wallet, bringing security and ownership over their keys to end users. Its form factor, tangibility and cost effectiveness can also be leveraged as an adoption tool, to bring new comers to decentralized services.

  • Keycard has an Android SDK & Go SDK.
  • Keycard is integrated with geth.

Challenge description: We’d love to see a proof of concept of integration of Keycard within mobile or desktop apps (e.g. wallets, web3 browsers) for security, dapps interaction, or payment purposes.

Developer Guide: Full documentation and links to repos can be found here: https://status.im/keycard_api/

How to get a Keycard: If you want to hack with Keycard, get in touch with us on https://get.status.im/chat/public/status-keycard, let us know what you plan to build, and we will send you a keycard!

Prize: 2,000 DAI


Bounty #3 - Keycard SDK or Tooling

Title: Create a new SDK or development tool facilitating integration of Keycard

About Keycard: Keycard is an open framework for smartcards in the crypto sphere. Smartcards are cost-effective, highly secure hardware, that can generate & store private keys, sign transactions with a tap on a mobile (android sdk available), or with a desktop (with a usb reader).

Keycard can be used as a easy-to-use and mobile friendly hardware wallet, bringing security and ownership over their keys to end users. Its form factor, tangibility and cost effectiveness can also be leveraged as an adoption tool, to bring new comers to decentralized services.

  • Keycard has an Android SDK & Go SDK.
  • Keycard is integrated with geth.

Challenge description: Create a new SDK or development tool facilitating integration of Keycard in various environments.

Developer Guide: Full documentation and links to repos can be found here https://status.im/keycard_api/

How to get a Keycard: If you want to hack with Keycard, get in touch with us on https://get.status.im/chat/public/status-keycard, let us know what you plan to build, and we will send you a keycard!

Prize: 1,500 DAI


Conclusion

In conclusion, we can't wait to see what you all build! The technology behind this event is extremely impressive, and the finished hacks should be absolutely fantastic!If you need to reach out to anyone at Status during your hacking time, you can ping us here: https://get.status.im/chat/public/ethereal-blocks or alternatively, on Twitter