Welcome to the Polkadot Buildathon: India! This India-focused hackathon is a 9-week online event that provides great opportunities to learn how to build a blockchain, join a talented, global community and show off your talent as a developer! Stand a chance to win from a pool of $14,000!
Polkadot is an advanced sharded, multichain network founded by Dr. Gavin Wood, the co-founder and former chief technology officer of Ethereum and creator of the Solidity programming language. Polkadot is built using Substrate, a blockchain-building framework that makes it easy to create a blockchain optimized for any use case.
In recognition of India’s reputation at the forefront of software development, Polkadot Buildathon: India aims to support the development of a thriving blockchain ecosystem on the continent.
We've put together a detailed guide to help you get started. It contains the information needed about the hackathon as well as some useful ideas and technical resources.
Join the Polkadot Discord for technical support, team formation inquiries or any questions you might have.
Read the official hackathon rules for additional details.
If entering with a project that existed prior to the start of the Submission Period, you will be required to explain how the submission has been updated during the Submission Period. Judging will only take into account the parts of the project that have been updated during the Submission Period. Clearly describe in the submission’s readme file and video what parts of the project were updated and which not.
Polkadot is a sharded, multi chain architecture that allows multiple blockchains to be built on the relay chain, enabling the transactions from the blockchains to be processed parallely (parachains). In addition, Polkadot’s infrastructure also enables the parachains to communicate and exchange assets between themselves and external blockchains through bridges.
Substrate is a powerful, simple to use development tool that allows users to build their own blockchain using a pre-desinged template with customisable functionalities. Check it out here www.substrate.io