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NEAR announced the first hackathons in the NEAR MetaBUIDL series with a prize pool of $1,000,000

And Sigma Software Group is happy to join this event as a techno partner

NEAR Protocol is a blockchain-based decentralized platform with the ability to quickly create smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) that can manage digital assets and identity. With NEAR, the application can be deployed in just a few minutes, and the capacity of the network scales as its size increases, allowing it to support large commercial dApps.

The NEAR Protocol project was created at the end of 2018. The founders were two programmers: Ilya Polosukhin from Kharkiv (former Engineer Manager of Google Research Laboratory) and Oleksandr Skidanov. Today, the capitalization of the NEAR Protocol is more than $ 2.7 billion.

A series of hackathons runs from August to the end of 2021, the main theme of MetaBUIDL is the combination of Web3 technology with work and entertainment. This became the basis for the creation of unique prizes and awards for solving problems in extraordinary areas (utilities, games, memes, etc.).

The format of events is mixed — local Hack Nodes in several cities in combination with a virtual connection. In particular, Kyiv also hosts one of the events.

The main direction of the series is solutions in the field of blockchain technologies.

The prize fund consists of grants and awards as follows:

$ 100,000 — partner competition pool
$ 200,000 — pool of local Hack Nodes
$ 40,000 — the main prize for the best performance of the competition program
Special awards from $ 10,000 to $ 30,000 for testing in creative areas of knowledge

We are pleased to support the extraordinary initiatives of talented developers

Information on participation in hackathons is available at: