ETHGlobal Istanbul, 2023
A new month, a new country, a new ETHGlobal event. It’s time to get your hacking skills on, ‘cause ETHGlobal is setting the stage in Turkey. Yes, we are talking about ETHGlobal Istanbul, Turkey (November 17 – 19, 2023)
Today we will be going over all the magic that awaits the participants in Istanbul in terms of prizes, sponsors, judges, speakers & mentors. So let’s take a look:
ETHGlobal Istanbul is an in-person event that requires the physical presence of all participants during the event. Registrations have closed and required projects to stake a small amount of ETH (fully refundable, only if the participants submits a final project)
Going by the recently concluded events of ETHGlobal- Waterloo & New York 2023 chapters, we can be ready to witness some stiff competition at ETHGlobal Istanbul and some very interesting projects seeing the light of day. ETHGlobal events are all about discovering the next web3-mania project shipping on Ethereum and growing the ecosystem while at it.
The return of Pragma & Cafe
As with every major ETHGlobal event, Pragma & Hacker Cafe are back for their setting in Istanbul as well. The main headline event will be kicking off with two side events:
1. Pragma Istanbul: The mind-blowing ETHGlobal Pragma summit, the ultimate gathering for the brightest builders and trailblazers in the web3 universe. Mark your calendars for November 16, 2023! Get ready to level up your web3 game at ETHGlobal Pragma!
Pragma is a one-day, single-track, in-person summit hosted by ETHGlobal. With a focus on intimacy, Pragma serves as a hub for high-quality talks and as a forum of discussion for builders and leaders from the Ethereum ecosystem and beyond.
Speakers at Pragma Waterloo, 2023: Sandeep Nailwal, Polygon, Benjamin Jones, Optimism, Kartik Talwar, ETHGlobal
2. ETHGlobal Cafe: Step right into the ETHGlobal hacker café, where innovation and camaraderie flow like freshly brewed coffee! We’re absolutely stoked to provide you with a special haven before the hackathon kicks off.
This cozy space is designed for all you brilliant hackers to brainstorm mind-blowing ideas, forge new friendships, assemble dream teams, and even squeeze in some last-minute coding frenzy.
Cafe is an opportunity for hackers to chill, co-work and meet one another. This is perfect for attendees who just landed and can’t check into their rooms yet!
Expect ALL DAY Team Formation & Idea Brainstorming @ ETHGlobal Cafe. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this electrifying experience!
So grab a seat, grab a beverage of your choice, and let the hacking magic begin! Let’s revolutionize the future together!
ETHGlobal Istanbul Prize Pool & Sponsors:
$625,000 in cumulative bounty courtesy of 50 sponsors. Namely:
Gnosis Chain – $20,000, Mina Protocol – $20,000, 1inch Network – $20,000, Chronicle Protocol – $20,000, ZKSync – $20,000, Spark – $20,000, WalletConnect – $20,000, Scroll – $20,000, Worldcoin – $20,000, Lens Protocol – $20,000, Polygon – $20,000, IPFS / Filecoin – $20,000 , MetaMask – $20,000, Arbitrum – $20,000, Chiliz – $20,000, UNLIMIT – $10,000, Aave Grants DAO – $10,000, Base – $10,000, Waku – $10,000, CoW Protocol – $10,000, XDC Network – $10,000, Chainlink – $10,000, Aleo – $10,000, API3 – $10,000, Axiom – $10,000, Mantle – $10,000, ENS – $10,000, UMA – $10,000, Starknet – $10,000, Hyperlane – $10,000, Cartesi – $10,000, Gearbox – $10,000, Safe – $10,000, CELO – $10,000, ApeCoin DAO – $10,000, Neon EVM – $10,000, Mask Network – $10,000, NEAR Protocol – $10,000, The Graph – $7,500, Ethereum Foundation – $5,000, Push Protocol – $10,000, UNICEF Innovation – $10,000, Ethereum Attestation Service – $5,000, Celestia – $5,000, Arx – $5,000, Certora – $5,000, Threshold Network – $5,000, Nouns DAO – $5,000, Aztec – $5,000, Curvegrid – $5,000.
The ETHGlobal Istanbul Event Judges, Speakers & Mentors:
Kartik Talwar (ETHGlobal), Jeff Wentworth (CurveGrid), Stani Kulechov (Aave Companies), Simona Pop (Ecosystem Steward), Benjamin Jones (Optimism), Illia Polosukhin (Near Protocol)
A few reference projects for participants to take inspiration, on what to do right:
- Iris – Iris, messenger of the gods. Twitter x Patreon x Twitch x TikTok, built on Lens
- Splits – Automatically route funds from one address to set of addresses
- Ollie Verse – NFT Trading Card Game that allows player to create and mint their own trading cards
- Cadbury – Open, neutral, border-less, decentralized, and censorship resistance meetings
- Umbra – Umbra is protocol for enabling stealth payments on the Ethereum blockchain
- Sunset Supreme – A Google sheets plugin for MultiBaas (a REST API for Ethereum) to allow display, interaction, and analysis of data on the blockchain
- DeFi777 – Use DeFi protocols from any wallet! Wrapper tokens let you use Uniswap, Aave, Balancer & Set in normal wallets without a dapp browser
- Oya Market – Oya is a decentralized ecommerce protocol owned by its users and run by smart contracts
So mark your calendars, gather your genius ideas, and get ready to rock the ETHGlobal event in Istanbul! It’s going to be a wild ride!