ETHBerlin³ hackathon, organised by the Department of Decentralization and hosted on Devfolio, kicked off on September 16 and brought together hundreds of developers, mentors, and judges to innovate & build on the latest technologies. An astounding 100 projects were built during this 3-day hackathon.
After successful events in 2018 and 2019, ETHBerlin decided to reaffirm its commitment to the ecosystem and founded the Department of Decentralization. The DoD is responsible for initiatives beyond organizing hackathons; and also seeks to support the projects coming from their community.
In 2022, they pushed even further into becoming a festival for people from all backgrounds and, most importantly, a hub where builders were able to get their creative juices flowing by discovering various cultural and educational experiences spread across the weekend.
Developers from around the globe ranging from high school students to PhD scholars joined the hackathon and built various projects. It was thrilling to see projects built on diverse ideas such as the EVMs, smart contracts, ZK proofs, DAOs, NFTs, IP-NFT, etcetera, and won bounties from a pool of over 55,000 DAI. The event also included keynotes, panel workshops, fireside chats, and mentorship sessions, making the atmosphere completely immersive and energetic.
✨ The Winners
The builders at ETHBerlin³ built without a stop for 3 days and explored the endless possibilities of building a decentralized future.
Let’s give you a walkthrough of all the winning projects 🤩
rsociety redistributes the hackathon Open Track prize to all the hackers equally, which is claimable from their smart contract. This way, everyone in a hackathon is a winner.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/rsociety-hack-ethberlin-and-receive-dai-d240
Dandelion++ for validator privacy
Dandelion++ is an anonymity-preserving gossip algorithm originally designed for the Bitcoin mempool. It helps mitigate DOS attacks and censorship.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/dandelion-for-validator-privacy-d5c7
HRTX enables Human readable transactions by translating smart contract code to the text with AI.
🏅 Track Award: Even the Odds
💰 Prize: 7000 DAI
🛠 Builder: Evgeny
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/hrtx-9ae6
NFT are live at ethBerlin!
They use Livepeer as the underlying live-streaming infrastructure, providing end users with a decentralized and censorship-resistant experiences while streaming video content.
🏅 Track Award: Freedom to Transact
💰 Prize: 7000 DAI
🛠 Builder: Pablo
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/nft-are-live-at-ethberlin-6f9a
With CryptoHub, users can buy NFTs in complete privacy. When a user signs in, they get signed into Aztec so that all transactions are private.
🏅 Meta Award: Counter-Surveillance
💰 Prize: 7000 DAI
🛠 Builder: Matt
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/cryptohub-cd20
It helps users to compress and optimise data while providing a toolset to prove the correctness of compressing with ZK proofs. Using their tools, rollups can be cheaper by 30% or more.
🏅 Meta Award: Best Cryptography
💰 Prize: 6000 DAI
🛠 Builder: Anton
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/zk-compression-9a34
It’s decentralized Dead Man's Switch. Users' kompromat is encrypted with LitProtocol and stored on ArWeave. The kompromat is made public if the smart contract doesn't receive a heartbeat.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/deathprotector-1eee
The Athens Protocol
The Athens protocol allows any user to take part in DAO on-chain votes without revealing how they vote by leveraging the power of zero-knowledge proofs.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/the-athens-protocol-cd41
🤗 Our favourite projects
Let’s walk you through some of our favourite projects built at ETHBerlin³ 🛠
Crowdfunding Science via fractional IP-NFTs
Fractionalized IP-NFTs enable risk-sharing partnerships for researchers, investors and patients where individuals are able to fund scientists independent of big pharma.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/crowdfunding-science-via-fractional-ipnfts-3045
The Pirate Key
With the pirate key, users can hide their treasures in plain sight with geotagging to unlock their wallets.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/the-pirate-key-70fd
The Bleep Machine
The Bleep Machine allows you to create algorithmic music using EVM bytecode. Its main inspiration is the byte beats which rediscovers the possibility of generating interesting musical sounds using simple mathematical formulas.
🛠 Builder: Ronan
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/the-bleep-machine-28d5
Telescope is an Ethereum-native transaction explorer built to provide an enhanced user experience in understanding the movement of funds on-chain.
🛠 Builder: Minci
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/telescope-ebfa
DuneSheets is a Google Add-On that enables anyone to use Dune data in Google Sheets.
Check out their Devfolio submission: https://devfolio.co/projects/dunesheets-8ab4
Woohoo! Going through all these projects built with passion and dedication surely wasn’t less than an adventure. We are truly glad that our friends at ETHBerlin³ helped all levels of developers take a deep dive into the Web3 ecosystem with the help of amazing keynotes, mentors and judges, enabling many promising projects to emerge in the process.
We hope you enjoyed reading this recap as much as we enjoyed putting it together. This hackathon has indeed set the bar high for the future, and we can’t wait to see the next edition of ETHBerlin!
Until then, Never Stop Building 🛠️