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XDC Rises Above All at Consensus Web3athon 2023!


XDC Community, the decentralized facilitators for the XDC Network developer community, joined the CoinDesk Consensus 2023 tradeshow (considered one of the largest web3 and crypto shows in the world) and brought together over 50+ XDC community members including the XDC Foundation, Prime Numbers, Impel, Groot Finance, onXDC, and more!

With a focus to onboard projects and expand the XDC developer ecosystem, XDC Community in association with the XDC Foundation sponsored the Web3athon, a grant-focused virtual hackathon open to anyone building a web3 project. A reward of up to a $50,000 USD milestone based grant was offered for developers looking to build novel dApps and utility on the XDC Network!

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Spanning from April 17, 2023 to June 05, 2023 there were 160+ projects submitted by developers for the opportunity to win bounties / awards from top networks including Polygon, Solana, OKT, Coreum, and XDC Network.

The XDC Network had the best turnout amongst all protocols with 31% of the projects submissions ranging from DeFi, Gaming, Metaverse, Green focused, to Development tools. The other protocols included: Polygon 28%, Polkadot 19%, OKT 16%, and Coreum 6% of the submissions.

The prominent participation of the XDC Network ecosystem at Consensus 2023 showcased the benefits and value of building on XDC, bringing major teams with projects on Ethereum and XRPL over to the XDC Network!

Read: How XDC Network Made a Splash at Consensus (Benzinga)

Categories, Requirements, and Deliverables

🏆 XDC Network Prizes up to $50,000 USD Total 🏆

To read more about the Grant Categories, Requirements, and Deliverable details, please go to the official hackathon webpage here: Web3athon, XDC details

Participating Ecosystem Team: Civic

Recently the Civic team integrated XDC Network into their cross-chain identity and access management (IAM) solutions, providing permissioning and decentralized identity management tools for Web3 for both dApps and consumers.

To support network growth, they offered $10k in developer bounties! Read more details on the official web3athon webpage.


The competition judges bring a vast amount of knowledge, experience and respect across the XDC Network ecosystem and web3 / crypto industry as a whole. It’s our pleasure to have this team judging and giving new opportunities to projects building on XDC!

  • Jon McBee Co-Founder, XDC Community
  • Dustin Sebell Advisor, XinFin
  • Andre Casterman Advisor, XinFin
  • Tyler Carter Co-Founder, Fathom Protocol
  • Anton Grigorev Co-Founder & CTO, Fathom Protocol
  • Simon K. CEO & Lead developer, IceCreamSwap
  • Nick R. Director of Finance, XDC Foundation
  • Rohit Tandon Systems Architect, XDC Foundation

Judging Criteria

XDC judges will be evaluating projects based on the following criteria.

Potential Impact: Does it fill a gap in the universe, and have the potential to be used frequently by a large, growing and diverse audience or market?

Novelty/Creativity: Does it have unique and novel features or combine features of other products or services in a unique and novel way? Does it solve a new problem? Is it creative and puts a smile on people’s faces?

Technical Accomplishment: Is the code elegant, clean, and technically interesting? Is the project complete?

Design: How is the UX/UI/DX? Is it easy to use? If targeting developers, is the experience smooth and intuitive?

Business Plan: Is the business sustainable? Does it have proper licensing? Is it creating staking, TVL infrastructure, or other utility?

Project Finalists

With 45 projects in evaluation, the team has digested and determined the following projects have made the final list based on the minimum judging criteria.

To view the projects in more detail, video links, repositories, and business plans, please check out the list here:
XDC Network: Web3athon 2023 Final Project Details

Theme Title Description Civic?
AI ViscaAI GPT4 XDC Community Manager No
DeFi AtomX AtomX is a decentralized P2P cross-chain swap platform based on the Atomic Swap Protocol. No
DeFi Ascend XDC Crypto powered small enterprises onboarding platform No
DeFi Syndicately MasterShare The SYNDICATELY-XDC-CIVIC project is developing a decentralized application (Dapp) that allows users to contribute XDC to a vault wallet and receive a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) representing their contribution. Yes
DeFi Stable Borrow (STB) Web3 platform with an inbuilt Defi, Lending, Dex and Gamefi protocols Yes
DeFi Desig Protocol Desig is a blockchain-agnostic multisig wallet that applies TSS and MPC technologies. Yes
Development Web5 Nexus One SDK, Endless Possibilities for Seamless Integration & User Retention No
E-Commerce FuleStack (xSpectar) FuleStack is a blockchain agnostic ecommerce and NFT platform, opening the blockchain door to business and their customers No
Gaming S3SH The Game "S3sh" provides an exciting and immersive gaming experience that educates players about ancient African principles and history. No
Green 838.Earth is a cutting-edge decentralized insurance platform that addresses the critical need for carbon removal credits insurance building on the XDC network No
Green GreenChain GreenChain is an Environmental & Recycling Solutions company that is dedicated to providing cutting-edge recycling services to the commercial and industrial sector using web3 technology Yes
Metaverse Build It Build It provides users with the ability to own virtual land within a map, place items on the land they own, and even sell the land to other users. No
Metaverse Advertising AdMeta A Privacy-Preserving Advertising Platform for Web3 and Metaverse Yes
NFTs MapX Explore the world, venture outside, to capture geo-tagged NFTs No
NFTs Tick It NFT Based Ticketing Platform No
Tokenization Arx By connecting property sellers, buyers, and crowdfunding investors, we enable anyone to earn a share of property income without the usual hassles No


The team is currently working through the final projects in detail to determine the winner of the grant. The winner will be announced on Monday, 26 June 2023 followed by a team meeting (date: TBD) to work through final milestones and deliverables.

If you do not see your project on the list, would like to provide a real-time demo, or have a question, please use the comment section below. 👇

Thank you,

Discussion (5)

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Sean White

Super impressed. Move over ETH 2.0

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Maaz Imran

My project Cryptia is not in the list ???

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Jonathan Author

Hello @maaz_imran_53142b257b3d50 if your project is not on the list, it did not make the finals. We will have more events coming up where continued development will be a focus. Follow @xdc_community on twitter for details. Thank you for your participation and best of luck building.

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Mohzcrea8me • Edited on

Great ideas👏I know xdc will have the highest submissions👍I'm really looking forward to seeing the winners for this. Rooting for Stable Borrow🔥

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Salami Qozeem Opeyemi

likewise 😁