Have a look at the past success seen in ERGOHACK!
What better way is there to understand the potential of the competition other than to see the proliferation of applications constructed in the past.
Detailed below is all of those who have participated within an ERGOHACK, with links to the winners so you can see why they won!
Ergo kicked off its venture into development-based online virtual events, hackathons, back in June of 2021. Providing participants with an idea of what to encode, the event held was themed with “hack to change”. The event saw submissions situated from a variety of areas, such as lotteries all the way to collaborative spending.
|Smart Pools (Inspired GetBlok.io)||Sigma Stamp|
|ErgoRaffle||Simpler Joint Spending Tool|
|Ergo Index Fund||Ergo Charts|
Following on from the “hack to change” initiative, ErgoHack II requested contenders to focus on social transformation. Taking place in October of 2021, projects sought to tackle this focus from different perspectives. Some took a technical stance when developing, such as what can be seen in Ergo Subpooling, while others worked towards encouraging transformation in enterprise domains, to the likes of Ergo Audio. Nonetheless, this rendition of ErgoHack was full of high quality ventures.
|Ergo Audio||HYPO10USE (Quid Games)|
Privacy & Security
ErgoHack III emphasised creativity in the realms of privacy & security, and was conducted during February of 2022. Volume of participants grew massively during this instance of ErgoHack, in addition to the range of entries. Among these, tackled areas included NFTs, a DNS for wallets, as well as functionality for Stealth Addresses. Its valid to think that endeavours within this competition pushed the envelope for distributed ledger technology.
|The Delphi Project||Sky Harbor||Hypo10 use||ErgoDNS||Nautilus|
Whereas previous ErgoHack’s lived over several days, ERGOHACKFEST (IV) survived over the course of several weeks beginning in May of 2022. Several familiar faces from historic ErgoHacks returned, accompanied by a swarm of other new partakers. This was the biggest event held yet. From ERG-EVM bridges to Graph QL APIs, ERGOHACKFEST contenders recognised the advantage they had in the increased duration and piped their advantage into ambition.
Mining & Minting
With ErgoHack V: Mining and Minting, participants focused on developing dApps and technology that continues to expand the utility and potential of the Ergo blockchain.
Twelve different projects competed in the ErgoHack and our judges from the Ergo Foundation, Flux, Djed Alliance and Alephium have decided on the winners for this hackathon.
1st Prize (Ergo Foundation and Flux), with 218 points
2nd Prize (Ergo Foundation and Flux), with 191 points
3rd Prize (Ergo Foundation), with 190 points
3rd Prize (Flux), with 174 points
Special Prize (Ergo Foundation) worth 1000 SigUSD
Alexander Chepurnoy is an experienced blockchain developer, speaker and educator. From 2014 to 2015 he was a core developer for the NXT blockchain and a Co-Founder of smartcontract.com, now known as Chainlink. From 2016 to 2017, Alexander worked as a Lead Developer at Waves and Scorex Manager at IOHK. He began his journey with Ergo in 2016.
Robert Kornacki has been an ERGO community member from day one and has been involved with Cardano since 2017. In 2019, he became a dLab/EMURGO Fellow, following that up in 2020 as EMURGO’s Head of R&D and a board member of the ERGO Foundation. In 2021 he co-founded a new crypto development company, dcSpark.
Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo
Bruno contributed to Scorex (the basis of Ergo) back in 2017 and later joined Input Output, where he is currently Technical Director for Stablecoins and CBDCs. He designed the SigmaUSD stablecoin that has been developed by Ergo and Emurgo.
Ilya Oskin is an experienced software engineer and he has been a core developer at Ergo since the launch of the project. Ilya has a degree in Economics from The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He is also the supervisor at GeekBrains, an online educational platform devoted to blockchain development.
Slesarenko is an ERGO Foundation Board Member and graduate of Applied Mathematics from Udmurt State University. He has extensive experience in software development as a team leader, architect and researcher. He worked as Team Leader at Huawei Research Lab focusing on developing languages and compilers for high-performance big data processing. Alexander is a Blockchain Core Developer and Lead Developer of ErgoScript at ERGO.
Aleksei is currently also the Founder of Graviton, and a Co-Founder of Neutrino protocol and Gravity protocol. He initially became involved in the crypto space in 2014, when he led a team at an algorithmic HFT hedge fund focusing on mining pool analytics and developing liquidity models for one of the first crypto exchanges.
Marty is one of the co-founders of Ergopad. His goals with the platform are to give development teams better access to funding so that they can build on Ergo and help grow the ecosystem. He believes in the initial philosophies of Bitcoin, namely freedom from third-party intervention and manipulation of global financial systems. He would like to help Ergo expand on this philosophy as much as possible by providing extensive DeFi tools to the end-user. With ErgoHack Fest, he is primarily interested in each teams’ contribution to the growing Ergo codebase and functionality, and how these new tools can help developers or users access the underlying features built into the Ergo network protocol.
Anon_real is an anonymous developer in the Ergo Ecosystem. They have been active in Ergo since 2019 and contributed to several projects. They are also the developer of Zero-Knowledge Treasury, Ergo TX Assembler, Ergo Utils, Ergo Auction House, and ErgoTeam. Anon_real has contributed to the extension of EIP-004 (which is about asset standard), and has proposed EIP-0022 and EIP-0024, which address the auction contract standard and artwork standard.