EtherPunk 2021

January 22 - February 28, 2021

About EtherPunk 2021

The stakes have never been higher. #Eth2 has gone live with the promise of a throughput order of magnitude higher. A decentralized future is now closer than ever to reality and it's time to step up to put it all together.

A global online Ethereum hackathon, EtherPunk 2021 is a call to arms bringing together thousands of developers, industry experts, advisors, mentors, and companies to innovate and build decentralized applications with the potential of mass adoption.

Prizes worth $25,000+ up for grabs! Check them out here:

Upcoming Sessions

Careers in Crypto

Building the Network State

Check out the Etherpunk 2021 YouTube Playlist for all the past sessions at EtherPunk 2021



Matic Network is a Layer-2 scaling solution built on top of Ethereum to solve for low throughput and high transaction costs.

$5000 in USDT

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1inch is a decentralized exchange aggregator that sources liquidity from various exchanges and is capable of splitting a single trade transaction across multiple DEXes.

$8000 in 1INCH tokens

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Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that provides secure and reliable inputs and outputs for off-chain data for complex smart contracts on any blockchain.

$4,000 in LINK

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Portis is a platform for making decentralized applications accessible to mainstream users. Portis offers SDKs to developers to integrate into their DApps

$1,000 in crypto

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Biconomy is a technology company building transaction infrastructure for next-generation web 3 applications.

$2000 + extra grants

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Superfluid is on a mission to transform the way assets move in decentralized finance and building infrastructure to enable real-time finance

$2500 in bounties

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Binance is dedicated to advancing blockchain-enabled philanthropy and global sustainable development. Beyond operating the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance spans an entire ecosystem.

$5000 in BUSD

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This is an Ethereum themed hackathon which means only projects utilising the Ethereum blockchain are expected to be submitted in the hackathon. Eligibility for bounties on offer will be determined by incorporation of sponsor APIs/platform in your hackathon project.

Everyone is welcome to participate, be it students, professionals or turing-test certified androids. Participation is based on interest in Ethereum and ability to BUIDL - whether that’s writing software, designing beautiful UX, product management, or something else entirely.

Yes! We encourage hackers of all experience levels to apply. We'll have blockchain and Ethereum 101 sessions along with dedicated mentorship sessions for beginners.

Yes, you can submit projects in teams of 2-5 people. Most teams aim to have a mix of people with both design and developer skills.

We invite applications from individuals as well. Since the hackathon is strictly a team competition, after being accepted to participate in the hackathon, individuals will need to create/join a team with other accepted hackers with a minimum of 2 members. We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with during the hackathon. You can also join our Telegram Group to find potential teammates.

The applications will close on February 7th at 11:59 PM (IST).

We’re looking for people who "do"! Folks who are passionate enough to work on crazy world-changing ideas. Tell us what makes you apply to the EtherPunk hackathon, what excites you, accomplishments you are proud of and whatever else you think can strengthen your chances of acceptance. We’ll get to know more about your abilities from the past projects, GitHub profile, participation/awards in other hackathons.

Yes! The question asking about an idea that can be built using Ethereum is an evaluation metric and unrelated to the final project you end up building.

You are free to build on any idea you wish to on Ethereum once accepted, even if it is different from the idea you have mentioned in your application.

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Participation in the hackathon is completely free.

You can reach out about further questions on the Telegram group or on

Speakers and Judges


Matic Network