Erasure is a smart contract protocol that brings simple web3 primitives to any website on the internet. The initial primitives available on Erasure are Recourse, Track-Record, and Payments. These can be used for building applications which were never before possible like the Numerai Tournament, Erasure Quant and ErasureBay.
Last spring, we announced a $1M grant program to help fund projects building on Erasure. We received proposals to build great apps. However, great apps rely on great tools. This is why the focus of this hackathon is building great tools to help developers build great applications. The best tools will win prizes and be considered for further funding through the grant program.
Hackathon submissions will be judged according to the following three categories:
1. Speedup in App Development: Much of the friction in building on top of smart contracts is the need for a web developer to learn about the intricacies of a new technology. Good packages such as an JS library or SDK can greatly accelerate app development by abstracting away the complexity.
2. Seamless Integrations: In the blockchain world, interoperability is king. Adoption often depends on playing well with existing tooling and ways developers do things.
3. New Frontiers: Erasure Protocol is about providing the primitives required for building new kinds of applications on the internet. This means we are always looking for bright ideas that push the frontier of the possible.
Your hackathon submissions will be shown to a world class group of judges. These judges will select winners for $25k in prizes. The best teams will also have the opportunity to continue their work by getting additional funding through our grants program or by joining our team.