HAPathon 2023

- From January to April 2023
- Web 3.0 Innovation Topics
- Global Challenge with USDC400,000+ in prizes
- Across Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong


HAPathon 2023 is a joint initiative of Alibaba Cloud, HashKey Group and PlatON. The competition features four global divisions: Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and contestants may choose the division nearest to them.

Focusing on the most prominent demands of the Web3 industry, the 2023 Web3 Global Startup Competition consists of three categories, including Technical Infrastructure, Financial Infrastructure, and Innovative Web3 Application. All award-winning teams from each division will gather at the 2023 Hong Kong Web3 Festival(Grand Finals: April 15, 2023) to present their projects.

Financial infrastructure

Financial infrastructure

Financial infrastructure provides essential support for the financial system of the Web3 world. You are required to develop secure, efficient, and creative projects based on blockchain and related technologies, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of the Web3 financial ecosystem.

Technical Infrastructure

Technical Infrastructure

We invite outstanding developers around the world to explore underlying technologies in fields including Layer 2, decentralized data storage, computation, indexing, analysis, smart contracts, developer tools, and blockchain security and build creative, practical solutions.

Innovative Web3 Application

Innovative Web3 Application

Focusing on popular Web3 applications, we will invite outstanding developers around the world to tap into their ingenuity and build creative applications to improve user experiences and bring more dynamics to the Web3 world. Contestants can build native Web2 applications or transform Web3 apps into more valuable Web3 apps using the tech features of blockchain.

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Contest Schedule Japan

Tokyo Final Pitch: April 2, 2023
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2023
Venue: Kyobashi Edoguran 27F, 2-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031

Competition Prizes and Benefits

    • Prize Pool: 200,000 USDC

      Grand Finals
      World Champion *1-20,000 USDC

      Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hong Kong(three awards for each division)

      First Place * 1-15,000 USDC
      A $10,000 Alibaba Cloud voucher (valid for one year)
      Travel subsidy (3,000 USDC, to attend the awards presentation on 15 April in Hong Kong)
      100% off audit fee by Beosin

      Second Place * 1-10,000 USDC
      USD10,000 Alibaba Cloud credits (valid for one year)
      Beosin accepts 50% of audit fees offset by project tokens

      Third Place * 1-5,000 USDC
      USD10,000 Alibaba Cloud credits (valid for one year)
      Beosin accepts 30% of audit fees offset by project tokens

      Every team that has passed the review and is shortlisted can apply for USD1,000 Alibaba Cloud credits for event preparation.

      Special Awards
      Web3 Middleware Service Award (15,000 USDC))
      Security bug bounty (15,000 USDC)
      DID applicability and compatibility (15,000 USDC)

Other Sponsors Benefits

For Original Startup Creatives (OSC)

  • "2000 credits (worth USD2000)"
  • It can be used to exchange for mentorship hours, participation in SEA Anchor market access programme lessons, pitch sessions, etc"

For EDNS Domains

  • "DeDrive is a data hub enabling the data exchange between Web2 and Web3."
  • - Acting as a data access point to access data encrypted and stored at ease throughout different layer 1 decentralized storage players as well as established cloud service providers, making it a Web 2 and Web 3 hybrid solution for storage.
    - Allowing flexibility of choose storage methods with the hybrid of Web2 and Web3 storage providers. Offering a powerful management console enabling users the flexibility of managing data, setting permissions and more!
    - Supporting and being well integrated into other EDNS products like EDNS Wallet.
    - Empowering decentralized Web Hosting and Builder for content storage.
    - Providing SDK for Web3 projects to integrate
    - Supporting Web3 indexing services

Find out more information about this competition

Supporting Partners

HAPathon 2023-Alibaba Cloud x HashKey Group x PlatON

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