Harmony announces $1M hackathon aimed at merging traditional finance and DeFi



The Concord blockchain has opened registration for a hackathon beginning subsequent month with greater than $1 million in seed funding and prizes for individuals.

In a Thursday announcement on Twitter, Concord said the hackathon can be centered on bringing in additional folks from conventional finance for challenges bridging their fields and decentralized finance. The protocol mentioned there can be 4 challenges in every class of social wallets and keyless safety, cross-chain and trustless bridges, and cross-border with fintech integration.

“In blockchain, finance is the place we’re seeing product market match,” said Concord. “However most of DeFi was created by individuals who did not come from conventional finance. We wish to deliver extra TradFi in to contribute to DeFi. We all know they’ve a lot to show us and we might help them perceive and harness the facility of DeFi and educate them rather a lot as effectively.”

SushiSwap core developer Omakase is listed as one of many featured audio system or judges for the occasion, alongside Earn.com co-founder Lily Liu, DeFi Alliance lead Imran Khan, and others. Sponsors embrace CoinGecko, Messari, Unstoppable Domains, DappRadar, SushiSwap, DoraHacks, information platform The Defiant, and Hummingbot.

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A sharding protocol with a trustless Ethereum bridge that separates its chain into segments that course of transactions and retailer knowledge in parallel, Concord’s mainnet first went reside in 2019. The venture has since introduced a number of partnerships and integrations, together with with stablecoin platform Terra for its token emigrate to Concord and be used on functions within the ecosystem.

Concord mentioned final month it might be sponsoring the hackathon in its intention to succeed in 10 billion folks. Groups for the occasion will probably be restricted to five folks, with registration closing Aug. 15. It is going to conduct the occasion over roughly six weeks from the submission deadline till Sept. 30.