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Introduction

Welcome to the BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon.

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, AI is transforming every aspect of our lives, while crypto is reshaping how we perceive and engage in transactions, redefining trust through intricate codes and game theory.

Now, we invite you to envision the future at this pivotal intersection of AI and Crypto. What groundbreaking innovations will arise from the convergence of these two dynamic forces? Let's embark on this journey of discovery together.

BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon is an online hackathon at the intersection of AI and crypto, hosted by BeWater and co-hosted by ABCDE, OKX Ventures, SevenX Ventures and BNB Chain.

BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon Highlights

Leading Innovation Platform: BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon not only serves as a frontier platform for exploring the convergence of AI and crypto but also focuses on the forefront of technology issues. With an exceptional lineup of mentors and guests, including luminaries like Illia Polosukhin from NEAR, BMAN from ABCDE, Sam from Arweave, Sreeni Saneel from Ritual, Garrison from io.net, Haseeb from Dragonfly, Kartin from ORA, Tyler from Sahara AI, Jonnes from Galadriel and more, this event brings together some of the most brilliant minds in AI and crypto. These experts will provide invaluable insights and guidance to hackers, empowering them to push the boundaries of what’s possible at the intersection of AI and crypto.

Global Impact and Diversity: As a global virtual event, BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon gathers entrepreneurs, hackers, and developers from around the world, representing the top talents from areas like San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore, Beijing, and more. Through a combination of online and offline workshops, participants have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with the international community. Everyone engages in brainstorming sessions, and with guidance from top experts in the AI and crypto fields, they benefit from diverse perspectives and mentorship. Participants can rapidly enhance their skills in infrastructure, applications, and various AI and crypto domains.

Resource Support: BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon provides participants with abundant resources and support, including technical guidance, mentorship, and marketing promotion. Total prize pool of up to $60,000. Exhibits will provide top tier H100/A100/Ada6000/RTX 4090 to support quality projects along side with Cysic and AWS.

Grand Demo Day: Winning projects at the BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon could secure millions in funding from our venture partners, which include ABCDE, OKX Ventures, SevenX Ventures, and more, empowering the development and implementation of projects. We will host a Demo Day for the shortlisted projects at the end of May, connecting projects with over 70 investment institutions for funding opportunities. Furthermore, BeWater venture studio will offer follow-up incubation services to support the continued growth of these projects.

BeWater Hackathon Track Records: Partnered with zkSync and Taiko, from July to September 2023, ABCDE and BeWater successfully hosted the ZK Hackathon and HackCamp events, attracting over 700 hackers from 8 countries. There were a total of 54 projects participating, with 6 teams ultimately receiving awards, and a prize pool totaling up to $70,000 USD.

How to Participate

Participating in BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon is straightforward! Simply register and submit your project.

For instructions on how to submit a project, please consult the Participant's Guide here or watch the video guide here.

LET'S DIVE DEEP INTO THE WATER!

Total Awards: $60,000

5 Tracks

AI STACK/PERFORMANCE

Build around the AI stack of compute, data, and model. Enhance AI infrastructure and apply it to crypto use cases, including improved performance, automation, and verifiable inference.

AGENTS/DAPP

Explore new applications at the intersection of AI and crypto in areas such as trading, the creator economy, gaming, social, and consumer sectors. Unlock innovative possibilities.

TOKENIZED AI AND INCENTIVES

Address incentive challenges in AI use cases. Design crypto incentive layers for existing AI solutions, or create new asset types within AI products to tackle incentive issues.

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

Leverage blockchain technology as a trustless layer to tackle AI security and privacy concerns, aiming to combat the threat of deepfakes and bolster overall security through blockchain solutions.

BOUNTY TRACK

Projects will be scored for the general tracks first, with the chance to win ADDITIONAL bounty prizes. You can consider sponsor bounties when deciding which ecosystem to build upon for extra bounty prizes. Our sponsors have outlined the following bounty requirements:

Exabits: Providing $1800 worth of computing power to the Grand Prize winner, and an additional $800 worth of computing power to each of the four first-place winners in the General Tracks.

ORA Bounty Track Guideline: https://oraprotocol.notion.site/ORA-Hackathon-Bounties-ac634bc873034ab08ed74d9055f3ebe4

Galadriel Bounty Track Guideline: https://nftport.notion.site/Bewater-Bounty-5da645851f39423c868bcbb3f7365051

Neo Bounty Track Guideline: https://docs.google.com/document/d/140mIL1LYd5bIUdtImy4Ffzvp6mxt64dmwG_73j8eqeo/edit?usp=sharing

Hyperbolic Bounty Track Guideline: https://hyperboliclabs.notion.site/Hyperbolic-BeWater-Hackathon-ab27980c3e724b33b6cbcaca6c5ad3e9

Prizes

AI Stack/Performance

1st award

$5000

x1


2nd award

$4000

x1


3rd award

$3000

x1


Agents/Dapp

1st award

$5000

x1


2nd award

$4000

x1


3rd award

$3000

x1


Tokenized AI and Incentives

1st award

$5000

x1


2nd award

$4000

x1


Security and Privacy

1st award

$5000

x1


2nd award

$4000

x1


Bounty Track

AO’s bounty

$2000

x1


Galadriel’s bounty

$2000

x1


ORA’s bounty

$1000

x2


NEO’s bounty

$2000

x1


Exabits’s bounty

$5000

x1


Hyperbolic’s bounty

$1000

x2


Core Sponsors

Judges & Speakers

Illia Polosukhin

Illia Polosukhin

Co-Founder of NEAR Protocol & NEAR Foundation

BMAN

BMAN

Cofounder & GP @ABCDELabs

Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Founder of Arweave & Hacker and CEO of Forward Research

Kartin

Kartin

Founder of ORA

Sreeni Saneel

Sreeni Saneel

Founding Member of Ritual

Haseeb

Haseeb

Managing Partner of Dragonfly

Eraser

Eraser

Funding Partner of SevenX Ventures

Garrison Yang

Garrison Yang

CSO & CMO of io.net

Johannes Tammekänd

Johannes Tammekänd

CEO & Co-Founder of Galadriel

Tyler Zhou

Tyler Zhou

Co-Founder of Sahara AI

Dora

Dora

Founder of OKX Ventures

William

William

OKX Ventures

Advait Jayant

Advait Jayant

Founder & CTO of SuperSight

Maggie

Maggie

Tech Director of Foresight Ventures

Sarah

Sarah

BNB chain APAC BD lead

Doug Kenney

Doug Kenney

CMO of Exabits

George

George

Co-founder & CTO of Mind Network

Leon

Leon

APAC BD Head of Mind Network

Nicole

Nicole

Founding Partner of Comma3 Ventures

Coming
Soon

More to be announced

Event Details

1.Key Dates

*Opening Announcement: April 17

*Registration Opens: April 24

*Mentorship Sessions & Workshops: April 24 - May 18

*Registration Deadline: May 24

*Demo Day: May 30

2.Mentorship Sessions and Workshops Agenda

*April 24 10am SG time: online space, brainstorming

*May 1 9pm SG time: online space, brainstorming

*May 8 9pm SG time:online space, brainstorming

*May 12: online and in-person workshop

*May 15: online space, brainstorming

*May 18: online and in-person workshop

*May 24: registration deadline and initial screening for shortlist projects

*May 30: online and in-person demoday in Singapore

Stay tuned to our hackathon website or official Twitter@BeWaterOfficial updates for the specific schedule of Mentorship Sessions and Workshops!

3.Who can apply

BeWater AI Crypto Hackathon is open to projects that align with the thematic requirements of AI and Crypto, showcasing innovation and practicality in their solutions. We welcome both new and existing projects, with the recommendation that the project has been built within the past year.

4.What to submit

We encourage you to register on this hackathon page and submit your project details, including a brief project overview (within 200 words), deck, GitHub link, participation in other hackathons, and history of awards/grants/funding. Furthermore, on the BeWater hackathon registration page, once the team leader creates a team, please make sure to invite team members to join. We require each team member to complete their personal profile on BeWater, including their role in the team, development language skills, LinkedIn link and contact information, to provide a more in-depth understanding of your project.

Judging Criteria

1.Technical Proficiency

Assesses participants' proficiency in technical aspects, especially in the chosen track's relevant technical areas.

2.Innovation

Evaluates whether participants' projects demonstrate innovation and uniqueness. This involves novel approaches to solving problems or application scenarios, as well as their potential impact on the AI and cryptocurrency domains.

3.Overall Impression

Considers the overall impression and quality of the projects. Judges will take into account factors such as technical proficiency, innovation, scalability, commercial viability, and user experience to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the overall project.

4.Scalability

Assesses whether participants' project designs are scalable, meaning they can adapt flexibly to different scales and complexities of application scenarios, and can expand adaptively with growing demands.

5.Commercial Viability

Evaluates the commercial feasibility and potential profitability of participants' projects. This includes whether the projects address problems with commercial or social value and whether they can generate revenue or profits.

6.User Experience

Evaluates the performance of participants' projects in terms of user experience. This includes aspects such as interface design, interaction flow, response speed, and how well the projects meet user needs and expectations.

Event Partners

Host

Co-host

Sponsors & Partners

Investors

Media Partners

Strategic Partner

Communities

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