Read about the winners here: https://blog.kyber.network/kyberdefi-hackathon-meet-the-winners-bea5bc9ec983


Kyber #DeFi Virtual Hackathon aims to educate developers about Kyber Network’s liquidity protocol and token swap technology, and how they can be used to create innovative payment flows and DeFi (decentralized or open finance) applications.

The online hackathon will focus heavily on novel and practical solutions for DeFi, and we hope to see greater composability between Ethereum projects such as bZx, Chainlink, Compound, Melon, Synthetix, the WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin) community, and many others.

With over USD $42,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, we look forward to having many interesting use cases being built!

Knowledge of Blockchain, Ethereum, and Solidity is preferred, but not a must. For any questions, please join our Hackathon Discord Chat

If you need to buy ETH or convert ETH to ERC20 tokens, feel free to use KyberSwap.com

Tech Partners: bZx, Chainlink, Compound, Melon, Synthetix

Ecosystem Builders: BitGo, WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin), CoinGecko, dapp.com, defiprime, devfolio#Hashed, IBC Media, KyberSwap, LinkTime (Unitimes and EthPlanet), MetaCartelSignum Capital.

Special Kyber DeFi Crypto-collectible NFTs sponsored by Enjin.


How to participate in our #KyberDeFi hackathon?

  1. Register on Devpost for this hackathon
  2. Join our Hackathon Discord Chat
  3. Read our DeFi Hackathon Blog
  4. Read the relevant tech documentation
  5. Click 'Get Started!' Submit your project between 9 Sep - 28 Oct (11.45 pm SGT/GMT+8)
  6. Judging Period: After 29 Oct


  • Individuals and teams of individuals must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. 
  • Team cannot have more than 5 individuals.

NOT ELIGIBLE: Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, Brazil, Quebec, or any country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. 

See full rules for further restrictions.


1. Build or enhance a functioning decentralized app or platform that incorporates DeFi (e.g. payments, lending, margin trading, arbitrage products) using at least one of the following:

  • Kyber's Liquidity Protocol
  • Tech partner technology
  • Kyber's Liquidity Protocol and technology from one (or more) of the Tech partners

2. Indicate which bounties you're participating in (multiple bounties allowed)

3. Submit a link to your codebase to allow the Judges to demo your DApp / platform

4. Create an explainer video showcasing your DApp / platform (optional)

**Note: If your DApp integrates only technology from the tech partners but not Kyber, it will not be eligible for a Kyber prize, but it will be eligible for the tech partner's 'Best Use' prize. See the rules or prizes page tab for further details.

Hackathon Sponsors


$41,500 in prizes

Kyber DeFi Champion: $5,000

• $5,000 in KNC
• Mentorship by Kyber Founding Team
• Featured on Kyber’s blog and social media
• Review of project by industry leaders
• Kyber SWAG package
• Special Kyber DeFi Crypto-collectible NFT (sponsored by Enjin)
• Opportunity to pitch to MetaCartel DAO for funds to continue development

Kyber Runner-up: $3,000

• $3,000 in KNC
• Featured on Kyber’s blog and social media
• Review of project by industry leaders
• Special Kyber DeFi Crypto-collectible NFT (sponsored by Enjin)
• Opportunity to pitch to MetaCartel DAO for funds to continue development

Kyber Finalists: $1,500 (8)

• $1,500 in KNC each. Up to 8 winners.
• Featured on Kyber's blog and social media

bZx x Kyber Prize: $1,500

$1,500 in DAI for the best project that uses/integrates both bZx and Kyber

bZx - Best Use Case: $750 (2)

$750 in DAI

Chainlink x Kyber Prize: $1,500

$1,500 in LINK for the best project that uses/integrates both Chainlink and Kyber

Compound x Kyber Prize: $3,500

$3,500 in cDAI for the best project that uses/integrates both Compound and Kyber

Compound x Kyber (Runner-up): $1,500

$1,500 in cDAI for the Runner-up project that uses/integrates both Compound and Kyber

Melon - Best Use Case (2 Winners): $2000 (2)

500 MLN per winner (approx $2,000 per winner)

Synthetix x Kyber Prize: $2,500

$2,500 in SNX tokens for the best project that uses/integrates both Synthetix and Kyber.

Synthetix - Best Use Case: $2,500

$2,500 in SNX tokens

WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin) Prize: $1,250 (2)

$1,250 in WBTC, sponsored by BitGo, for the best use of WBTC

People's Choice Award - $500

$500 in KNC, awarded to the submission that receives the highest number of Devpost votes from the community!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Loi Luu

Loi Luu
CEO Kyber Network

Victor Tran

Victor Tran
Co-Founder of Kyber Network

Benedict Chan

Benedict Chan
CTO at Bitgo

Tom Bean

Tom Bean
CEO and Co-founder of bZx

Kyle Kistner

Kyle Kistner
Co-Founder of bZx

Dan Forbes

Dan Forbes
Developer Evangelist at Chainlink

Robert Leshner

Robert Leshner
Founder of Compound

Clinton Ennis

Clinton Ennis
Technical Lead at Synthetix

Melon Council

Melon Council
Members of Melon Council

Viktor Radchenko

Viktor Radchenko
Founder of Trust Wallet

Hwisang Kim

Hwisang Kim
Partner at #Hashed

John Ng

John Ng
CEO Signum Capital

Judging Criteria

  • a. Novelty 'X' Factor (30%)
    Includes how original and innovative the idea is, and a special quality or feature that elicits excitement to use the DApp/project.
  • b. Potential Value to Users (25%)
    Includes the extent to which the DApp is practical, intuitive, easy to use, and impactful for its intended use.
  • c. Quality of the Idea (15%)
    Includes creativity of the idea, and importance of Kyber’s protocol or partner’s tech within the idea.
  • d. Implementation of the Idea (15%)
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.
  • e. Technical Difficulty and Design (15%)
    Includes a well-designed architecture of the DApp, quality code, and thorough documentation.

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