The wait is over! We’ve now checked all the projects and we are ready to announce the winners of the Golem Gitcoin Hackathon 2020. But first, a recap: the past year has been a pivotal one for Golem. After shipping the Clay Golem Task API on March 10th, 2020, exactly two years after the mainnet launch, we announced we were building a brand new protocol with a new codebase, dubbed simply The Next Milestone.
In August 2020, we shipped the first iteration of the reference implementation of the New Golem platform, Alpha I. We began collaborating with Gitcoin to onboard developers via bounties ranging from basic tasks to building applications. With Alpha II, we saw the very first apps built atop of the protocol, and finally, with Alpha III we launched our hackathon, which took place from December 8th 2020 to January 5th, 2021.
The Hackathon’s Judging Committee was formed by several individuals from the Golem team (Kuba K., Kuba M., Radek, María Paula, Mattias, Phillip, Piotrek S., and Marek, and one of our most veteran and prolific community contributors who’s been there from Day 1, that our community knows as EthereumCPW or Agnolo. In the future iterations of the hackathons, we will be adding more community judges as well as people from other backgrounds!
The hackathon had a total of five categories: Open Track, DeFi, Gaming on Golem, Golem4Social Goods, and Hack New Golem. We had 295 sign-ups and 29 projects made the final cut. Now, without further ado, let’s announce the winners (and keep reading because we’re also inviting you to the show & tell where the winners will be able to tell you about their hacks at the end of the announcement!)Hack New Golem (four prizes of 1000 USDC) Best DeFi App (one prize of 3000 USDC) Magic Doll / Sumer by Bakaoh: a fascinating DeFi platform called Sumer that doubles as a game, Magic Doll with an amazing storyline and great graphics! Gaming on Golem (two prizes of 3000 US...