1753 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 7
Idea Submission Phase
starts on:
Jun 09, 2022, 05:00 AM
ends on:
Jul 25, 2022, 04:59 AM
Project Submission phase
starts on:
Aug 01, 2022, 05:00 AM
ends on:
Sep 01, 2022, 04:59 AM



Welcome to Web3athon, a hackathon that aims to bring creatives and developers together to solve some of the most pressing hyperlocal problems facing communities all over the world.

How it works  



Web3athon has two stages. In Stage 1: Join, you’ll dive deep into research to understand how our hyperlocal themes impact your communities. In Stage 2: Prototype, a select set of groups will receive hands-on support from the chains to turn their vision into reality.

  • Stage 1 - Join
    • June 9 – 11  Join us at Consensus online or in Austin, Texas
    • June 12 - July 24 Imagine your hyperlocal solution
    • July 24 Submit ideas for Judging
  • Stage 2 - Prototype
    • August 1 - 31 Make it real
    • August 31  Submit your build
    • Fall, 2022 Prizes announced

What do you submit in each stage?

STAGE ONE Explore the 5 Web3athon challenges, research ideas, and submit an idea that responds to one of the challenges and will use one of the sponsor’s technologies. 

STAGE TWO - Find out which of your ideas have been shortlisted, and use that sponsor’s technology to build out your MVP.


CoinDesk is the most influential, trusted information platform for a global community engaged in the transformation of the financial system and the emerging crypto economy. CoinDesk’s annual festival, Consensus, is the most influential crypto and blockchain experience of the year since 2015.

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  Crypto Research and Design Lab (CRADL)

Launched in January 2022, The Crypto Research and Design Lab (CRADL)’s vision is to put people at the center of crypto. Its mission is to use evidence-based thought leadership to accelerate the crypto industry toward its goal of creating a more equitable, inclusive society. We are partnered with The World Economic Forum’s CISA (Crypto Sustainability Accelerator). 


City of Austin City of Austin

In line with the hyperlocal theme, Web3athon is leaning into the fact that Consensus is taking place in Austin, Texas. Austin’s Office of Innovation will be providing links to local datasets that local teams can use directly, and remote teams can use as inspiration for finding useful data in their own cities. 

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Turnkey partner to execute hackathons, committed to bringing in Web2.0 developers into Web3.0. 


Each Web3athon theme is a universally global issue without easy solutions, yet are locally felt. Your submission will respond to any of these hyperlocal challenges, but each sponsor will be shortlisting submissions 

You can view additional resources regarding each theme including special programming, reading lists, and example projects on the Web3athon Resources Microsite.


Generational Wealth Building

Property Ownership • Land Titles and Trusts • Overcoming Debt • Proof of Land Ownership • Gentrification

Financial Health

Financial Access to Loans • Savings • Living Wages • Banking • How People Transact with the Disappearance of Cash

Disaster Relief and Response

Liquidity management • Displacement • Resettlement, Human Rights Abuse Documentation, Digital Identity, Emergency Response Management

Environmental Well-Being

Pollution-Related Health Issues • Local Monitoring • Sensors • Clean Water Access • Electricity Grid, Solar Power • Mining

Sustainable Communities and Culture

Sustaining Small Business • Arts in Economic Development • Intellectual Property for Creatives • Livable Wages • Cultural Heritage Preservation

starts on:
Jun 09, 2022, 05:00 AM
closes on:
Jul 25, 2022, 04:59 AM

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