Assembly: Accumulate Blockchain Hackathon

Written by Accumulate

On November 9, 2021

Today, Accumulate’s first hackathon is live for registration. 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 

Developer Resources: 

ASSEMBLY HACKATHON THEMES 

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. 

Examples:  

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

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. 

Examples: 

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

Wallets

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. 

Examples: 

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

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. 

Examples: 

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

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! 

Examples: 

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

Cash prizes will be given out to the winners! Sign up today!

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