November 11–13, 2022

NFT Hackathon

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Polkastarter NFT HACKATHON, powered by Blokness is a hybrid hackathon taking place in Lisbon or online from the 11th to the 13th of November.
Polkastarter partnered with Blokness - an NFT data solution, to help you build and scale your apps and products without the need to connect directly to and parse the blockchain data. You can develop your submission about NFTs without needing new knowledge about blockchain technology.
Polkastarter Polkastarter is the leading web3 fundraising platform. Empowering Web3 projects to launch decentralized and fixed swap token pools. Enabling backers to secure early blockchain investments in IDOs, NFTs and Gaming in a secure and compliant multi-chain environment across Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, Celo and Avalanche.
Blokness Blokness is an NFT Data API built to power up your apps and products. All the NFT data is indexed, enhanced for specific vertical use cases, and exposed through a simple API. Using this API, any developer without specific technical knowledge of blockchain can build a product that relies on Blockchain NFT data.

Project Examples

We are looking for submissions that leverage NFT technology to create real-world value with a potentially sustainable business model underlying it.

Here are some examples
  • NFT appraisal service that Defi protocols could use to evaluate collateral value
  • Play & Earn guild tooling to manage player performance
  • NFT Tax software, enabling users to manage their tax obligations
  • NFT based hospitality loyalty programs
  • CRM software for NFT-enabled businesses
We understand that 3 days aren't enough to get to a final product, but we expect the submissions to show the direction the teams want to go with and their ability to execute.

Prizes & Rules

$10 000
Prize money of 10,000 USDC (7,500 USDC for the winners, 1,500 USDC for the 2nd place, and 1,000 USDC for the 3rd place)
The TOP 3 projects will be able to pitch their idea directly to Polkastarter's upcoming Accelerator program and get a chance to receive up to 100,000$ in initial funding if selected.
All participants must include the Blokness API in their submissions.
Teams must consist of 2 to 5 members

Schedule & Venue

11th November
  • Kick-off session - 9 am
  • Optional Blokness presentation workshop 9:30 am
  • Hacking
  • Technical support team available from 10 am to 6 pm
12th November
  • Hacking
  • Technical support team available from 10 am to 6 pm
13th November
  • Hacking
  • Technical support team available from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Submission deadline 4 pm
  • Submission presentations 5 pm (10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for QA from judges)
  • Award announcement and ceremony (timing dependent on the number of submissions)
In-person and online venue
  • Teams that want to work from Lisbon will have a chance to be housed by the brand new Poolside Hub, the web3 hub powered by Polkastarter in the heart of Lisbon.
  • The hackathon can be done entirely online from any part of the world


Here are some of the most common questions and answers about the hackathon. If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to: [email protected]
You can also join the official Polkastarter x Blokness - Hackathon Support group on Telegram.

Is there a place where i can check the status of my submission and manage my hackathon progress?
Yes! The Hackathon will be fully managed with Taikai platform (TAIKAI is a hackathon network that provides a system to run challenge based competitions). Candidates will use the Taikai platform to register as participants, team formation, idea creation and final project submission. The Jury will also use Taikai to vote on the submitted projects.
Can I participate remotely?
Absolutely. A remote team can do everything, and they will have equal chances to win as a team present in Lisbon.
Do I have to pay anything to participate?
No, as long as you submit the participation form and are selected to participate, you don't need to pay anything.
How many members can a team have?
Teams having from 2 to 5 members are accepted.
What kind of work will be accepted as a submission?
Any idea using NFTs and at least one of the Blokness API endpoints is accepted as a valid submission.
Can I use something I already built?
No, the submission must be developed entirely during the 3 days of the Hackathon.
Where can I find more info about Blokness and its API
You can check the official Blokness Documentation page to learn more about Blokness API.