Knowledge is Power

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We’re happy to announce the next iteration of #dHack, the decentralized hackathon project, will be taking place at ETHBerlinZwei. A prize pot of $15,000 (and growing) will be placed in DAO controlled by ETHBerlin and DappCon participants, letting the community decide which hacks deserve the Ethereum community’s support.

Most hackathons claim to value community, but their outcomes are decided by centralized committees. #dHack is changing that, using a DAO framework built on DAOstack and Alchemy to facilitate hackathons that put the prize-giving in the hands of the participants themselves. We’re proud of this collaboration, and we can’t wait for you to see #dHack in action in Berlin from August 23rd.


What is is a decentralized hackathon model that will run at ETHberlin, where YOU decide who wins. The dHack will focus on funding continuity, supporting teams who want to continue working on their hackathon projects after the hackathon has ended.

Who can participate?

Attend DAOfest, DappCon, or ETHBerlinZwei to earn Reputation (Voting Power) in the dHack.

Why do this?

Hackathon judging committees are highly centralized, yet, we’re a decentralized community working on decentralized technology. What gives? We think the community should have the power to pick hackathon winners, and by extension, facilitate better curation of Ethereum’s next great projects.

When does it start?

The dHack will open to proposals at the end of ETHberlin, at approximately 4PM on Sunday, August 25th.

How does it work?

Teams that have finished the hackathon will post funding request proposals in the DAO. These Proposals will be expected to include the Devpost submission plus a future roadmap, key features, milestones, and expected use of funds.

dHack voters will pick three teams for $5,000 worth of ETH each to continue working on their hackathon projects.

A note on continuity

We are raising more funds to feed the dHack DAO one month after the initial start, and we need your help! At this point, winning teams will be able to propose and request additional funds to continue their projects, which the voter community can once again curate.

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