ETHDenver 2024 #BUIDLathon Track & Bounty Winners

What an extraordinary nine-day #BUIDLathon experience we all shared at ETHDenver 2024! From the initial excitement of team formation during #BUIDLWeek, through #BUIDLing MVPs during the Main Event, and onto the memorable Closing Ceremonies, it’s been a journey filled with groundbreaking innovation.

ETHDenver
12 min readMar 15, 2024

With most sponsors having now submitted their bounty winners and prize allocations, we’re thrilled to reveal the Official ETHDenver 2024 Track Winners and Sponsor Bounty Winners.

#BUIDLer payout and scholarship reimbursement details at the bottom of the story

2024 Numbers

  • 1,743 Applied & Accepted to #BUIDL (396 Teams / 970 Individuals)
  • 65 Community Judges
  • 200 Mentors

Top 5 Projects

ETHDenver welcomes five distinguished SporkDAO community members who embody the ethos of ETHDenver—Education + Community = #BUIDL—to participate in the second round of the #BUIDLathon as part of our Celebrity Judging panel.

These celebrity judges each select their favorite project from the Top 15. Each Top 5 winner is awared an additional $1,000 and a SporkWhale VIP ticket for ETHDenver 2025 as a token of appreciation!

Here are the judges and their top project selections:

Solange Gueiros

Chainlink, Developer Advocate

BeFit

BeReal but with pushups. Get Active, Stay Accountable, and Get Rewarded with Friends! Let’s make fitness fun again with BeFit!

Prizes: $1,000
William Wang — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Xavier D’Mello — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket

Min Kim

Airfoil Studio, Co-founder & COO

Sekai

Sekai leverages AI and web3 to democratize the process of storytelling, making it easier and more collaborative

Prizes: $1,000
John Wu — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Kasier Kim — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Tommy Rodriguez — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket

Casey Gardiner

SporkDAO, Harmony, & Ethereum Foundation, Research

ODIN

ODIN is bonded service on Ethereum via EigenLayer that works with block builders to pause dapps before a malicious transaction is executed by simulating protocol invariants and economic incentives.

Prizes: $1,000
Anup SV — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Anto J — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket

Austin Griffith

Build Guild, Ethereum Foundation, Chief Context Slinger / Builder

EGG WARS

A game where players compete to build the biggest army of chickens and produce the most $EGG

Prizes: $1,000
Steve Klebanoff — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Jeremy Lach — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
John Palmer — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Regular p0pps — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket

Nadir Dabit

Eigen Labs, Director of Developer Relations

HoneyPause

HoneyPause is a permissionless on-chain EXPLOIT bounty tied to a circuit breaker.

Prizes: $1,000
Justin Schuldt — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Lawrence Forman — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket
Jordan Cason — $2500 ETHDenver 2025 SporkWhale VIP Ticket

Top 15

ETHDenver’s top 15 projects were chosen by the #BUIDlathon’s Community Judges. Teams of 2–5 members dedicated to developing a single project could enter one of five ETHDenver tracks. A pool of community judges evaluated each track.

After examining the project presentations, these judges discussed the projects to pick their top 3 projects, along with 3 alternates, based on the ETHDenver Track Criteria.

Below are the Top 15 projects and their respective judging pools for ETHDenver 2024:

INFRASTRUCTURE & SCALABILITY-$15,000

Verifido — $5,000

VeriFido produces verifiable Ethereum indexing. Imagine TheGraph running in a deterministic, decentralized, and verifiable environment, with resulting indexed data disputable on-chain!

Pat.io — $5,000

Ethereum Mainnet nodes as streaming infrastructure to guarantee and secure video and radio transmissions.

Storylus — $5,000

Storylus is a permissionless Protocol available on Sepolia. It gives smart contracts access to all of Ethereum’s historical data with storage proofs by Proving Ethereum’s chain of block on Stylus.

JUDGES

Jiri Kobelka, Odysseas Lamtzidis, Yogesh Darji, Stephane Gosselin, Debra Nita, James Berry, Sydney Lai, Manana Samuseva, Leon Chen, William Wolf

DEFI, NFTS, & GAMING — $15,000

Egg Wars — $5,000

A game where players compete to build the biggest army of chickens and produce the most $EGG

Michi Protocol — $5,000

Michi is a trustless marketplace for points. We use ERC-6551 to create NFT-linked wallets that earn points on any existing protocol. By selling the NFT, any points accrued in the wallet are also sold.

BubbleWars–Disqualified

BubbleWars was disqualified from the #BUIDLathon Track Prizes after it was discovered that its project included multiple commits in its code before the start of the #BUIDLathon.

JUDGES:

Shivam Chaturvedi, Jeff Chen, Peter Prado, Tom Schmidt, Shawn Cheng, Liz Yang, Rosa Maria Orellana, Abi Dharshan, Vanessa Grellet, Anton Buenavista

DAOS & COMMUNITIES — $15,000

A Bank For DAOS — $5,000

We offer dead simple loans to DAOs, to bring more small businesses into the DAO ecosystem. And we’ve already built our first MVP: our first loan.

Sekai — $5,000

Collectively nurture the inspiring storyteller within us all.

Tribuni — $5,000

Elevate Governance With Clarity

JUDGES:

Francesco Andreoli, Michelle Tsing, Monica Liu, Anna Tove Andersson, Joshua Lapidus, Mahoney Turnbull, Victor Zhou, Austin King, Dono Ho, Luke Xie, Mia Soarez

IMPACT & PUBLIC GOODS — $15,000

Befit — $5,000

BeReal but with pushups. Get Active, Stay Accountable, and Get Rewarded with Friends! Let’s make fitness fun again with BeFit!

EBF Network of Trust Impact — $5,000

A discoverable network of trust for registering impact projects and verifying their ecological benefits is built using verax attestations, phosphor, linea, and the ecological benefits framework.

Unbound Science — $5,000

A creator economy for scientists and inventors

JUDGES:

Griff Green, Famshi Vangapally, Tyler Adams, Isabella Yang, Thessy Mehrain, Alejandro Santander, Siddhant Jain, Karen Scarbrough

IDENTITY, PRIVACY, & SECURITY — $15,000

ODIN — $5,000

ODIN is a bonded service on Ethereum via EigenLayer that works with block builders to pause dApps before a malicious transaction is executed by simulating protocol invariants and economic incentives.‍

OOPS! — $5,000

Migrate compromised assets to a new safe wallet on every EVM chain.

HoneyPause — $5,000

HoneyPause is a permissionless on-chain EXPLOIT bounty tied to a circuit breaker.

JUDGES:

Billy Luedtke, Alex Wykoff, Yeheniia Broshevan, Sam Harrison, Lane Rettig, Vicky Fu, Paul Quigly, Daniel Chong

Sponsor Bounties

Presenting, Cypher and Meta Sponsors of ETHDenver 2024 were invited to participate in the #BUIDLathon by offering sponsor bounties. These bounties are fully funded and judged by the sponsors. Sponsors who have concluded the judging and awarding of prizes are acknowledged in the Official ETHDenver Sponsor Bounty Winners List (referenced below).

Sponsors who have not finished this process are omitted but will be included upon completion of all necessary steps—those sponsors can be found below the Official Winners List.

Official ETHDenver Sponsor Bounty Winners

This list is complete and contains all Official Winners of ETHDenver 2024

0x

Simplify DeFi with 0x APIs
Gibscard — ZK gift cards on-chain
Speculation Station
0xFrame
Airdrops Hub
DeFi Paper Trading Live Modeling Tool with 0x API
Gladiator

Across Protocol

Across: Web2 Cross-chain UX for Your Dapp!
Cross-chain Gitcoin Donations
Byob — Bring Your Own Bridge
Shortcut Creator
UniFi

Aleo

No Winners

API3 DAO

Build a modification on a borrow or lending dapp to reallocate liquidation profits captured using a searcher bot on API3s OEV Network
Twyne

Maximize profit to a dApp and searcher team from OEV (Oracle Extractable Value) Network.
API3 OEV challenge!

Arbitrum

Best Library / Framework (”Best Use of Arbitrum Library”)
Storylus
Etherean Orbit

Stylus Project
Storylus
Deployooor

Best DeFi Project
ZKML Options Liquidator
Twyne

Best NFT Project
Michi Protocolz
Data Muse

Artela

Deploy your EVM smart contract and build on-chain extension to enhance it
GBA

Base

Build a Consumer Product
Egg Wars: A Game on Base
Data Muse
Auto HODL

Build on Account Abstraction
Email2Ether
Gitfund

Public Goods Funding Platform
PapaBase
🍄 FundGuys
FramePG

Brevis

Build Data-driven dApps with Brevis ZK Coprocessor
Governable
ZKML Options Liquidator

Celo

Build for the fastest-growing consumer wallet
Talbet

Chainlink

Connect the world with Chainlink
BitBounty
Coal — In The Loop
StoryTelller
PapaBase
Anacostia-blockchain

Chainlink CCIP
0xFrame
7007.studio

Chronicle Labs

Most Innovative Chronicle Oracle Integration
Mycelia

dRPC

Most useful blockchain data index
Storylus

ETHStorage

Build a Decentralized On-chain Gaming Using Web3 and EthStorage
Storyteller
Texas Hide’em

Build a Decentralized Social Network Using Web3 and EthStorage
BeFit

Euler

Build an operator on the Ethereum Vault Connector (EVC)
REPO

Create a vault allowing you to deposit ERC-721 tokens that can be accepted as collateral in other Ethereum Vault Connector (EVC) compliant vaults
eulSynths — Single-Click Leveraged DEX LP
EVC-NFT Lending
Stallion Stake

Fhenix

Build Dapps on ETH L2 using FHE
Donut Exchange
Stealth Command: The Hidden Fronts
Fhenix-matrix

Filecoin Foundation

Most impactful dApp-tooling built with the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM) on Filecoin
ZTrust

Fluence

No Winners

Fuel Labs

Build a UI for a Sway Application
🛒 Honest Auctions

Harpie

Protect your users from hacks, scams & theft with Harpie’s API
Mr Dolphin’s Attestations Bazaar
HappyHarpie

Hedera

Data-Driven DeFi: Revolutionize Finance with Oracle Feeds
Bonzo Finance
Farcaster Frames MarketSense
ZKML Options Liquidator

Hedera Bounty 3 — Exceptional Ecosystem Integration
Deployooor
Croslend

Hedera BUIDLers Challenge: Imagine, Create, Hello Future
Web3Fans
Fair Bid
PoL.bot Oracle
Token Magician
Hedera Habibis

Holochain

Holonauts

IncoNetwork

Pioneer Novel Confidential dApps
Stealth Command: The Hidden Fronts
Red Envelope
Pokerr

Injective

Auto HODL
ZKLife:zk-enhanced on-chain AI Gaming
SolidityGPT

Internet Computer

Extending Ethereum with ICP
Global Mile
Token Magician
Investly DCA

Intuition

Intuition Integration Challenge
JSQTS
Mr Dolphin’s Attestations Bazaar

Linea (MetaMask, Verax, Phosphor)

Best NFT App with Phosphor
EBF Network of Trust
peer tuning ai

Build an amazing MetaMask Snap
HappyHarpie
Cypher zer0x

Build on Linea
Cypher zer0x
Auto HODL
Event-Driven Mentality for the Renaissance of NFTs
ZKML Options Liquidator
Nectar

Unleash your creativity with MetaMask SDK
Lineage.Ai
zkSnake — Verifiable snake game
Prometheus

LivePeer

AI Video Tools and Applications
Sentient Scribe AI
NO BANANAS
7007.studio
Web3Fans
Text2Video Model Creation with Livepeer
Story Teller

Lukso

Build a dApp using Universal Profiles
PROVEHANCE
Speculation Station
Universal Dao

Build DAO Infrastructure using Universal Profiles
Gasless

Build DAO Infrastructure using Universal Profiles
daClubsorg Beyond Crypto for Global Good on LUKSO

Universal Profile Management Tools
EverLog+QuickAlerts-tg+EverVote+Whitelistfactory

MetisDAO Foundation

No Winners; Projects did not meet the required qualifications.

Moonbeam

Cross-Chainify any dApp with Moonbeam
Croslend
Governable
Venus

Near

Boost your startup with NEAR Horizon
The NEAR Smart Contract Playground

Buidl a Web3 native event platform on Near
event.app.create
NearEventHub

Chain abstraction on Near
Agents With Benefits (AWB)

Oasis Protocol

Build a dApp on Oasis Sapphire
Texas Hide’em
Cypher zer0x
FastLane

Particle Network

Best Use of Particle Network’s Modular Smart Wallet-as-a-Service on Mobile
BeFit.
VibeSquad
Agents With Benefits (AWB)

Polkadot

Build novel user interfaces for interacting with Polkadot
Uniframe

Create tools to help developers build on Polkadot
Deployooor

Polygon

ZK is the Endgame
Gibscard — ZK gift cards on-chain
Email2Ether

Quicknode

Best use of QuickNode’s QuickAlerts
PapaBase

Best use case of QuickNode’s IPFS
Anacostia-blockchain

Best use of NFT API
Mr Dolphin’s Attestations Bazaar

RISC Zero

Best zkCoprocessor on Foundry Template
zkSnake — Verifiable snake game

Build an app using RISC Zero ZKVM/Bonsai
Crunch
ZTrust
BitBounty

Secret Network

Confidential Computation through Cross-Chain Communication
Unbound Science
Price Pilot
Portalo

Solana

Best custom Solana token integration
MRGOOSE

Best Solana Defi/payments integration
Swoosh

Best Solana integrated game
Servo

Best Solana social application
Decentra-Jockey

Story Protocol

Best meme registered on Story Protocol
BeFit

Create Infrastructure and Tooling for Story Protocol
Olive Juice

Integrate Story Protocol in your dApp (General Track)
Crate (Onchain)
StoryTelller
Coal — In The Loop
Sekai
7007.studio

The Graph

Best New Subgraph
Perpetual Organization Architect
VennDAO

Best Use of a Subgraph
ReferFi
Mr Dolphin’s Attestations Bazaar

Best Use of Substreams
Data Detector

Threshold

BUIDL with tBTC SDK
Cross-chain Gitcoin Donations
VibeSquad

Budl with TACo
🛒 Honest Auctions
eigenbtc
MultiParticipantRevealer

Union.fi

No Winners; Projects did not meet the required qualifications.

XDC Network

Open: Most creative BUIDL using the XDC Network
Stormbit — Lenders to Lenders, Lenders to Borrower
Auto HODL
Swoosh

Tokenization on the XDC Network
Silverbacks Social Lounge
blockestate

XMTP

web3 Notifications Alerts for XMTP Users
XMTPHelper
Texas Hide’em

XMTP Open Frames
Red Envelope
Data Muse

Build Money into XMTP Messaging with USDC
XMTPay
Red Envelope

Build a Token Gated Group Chat using XMTP + Airstack
PapaBase

Wormhole

Relayer Service
Weather Prediction
Venus

Build with Wormhole SDKv2
Governable
Venus
VibeSquad

Cross Chain Queries
Venus
Croslend

Zeebu

No Winners; Projects did not meet the required qualifications.

ZetaChain

ZetaChain Best Omnichain Contract
Rollup with Fastest EVM & Stateful C++ Precompiles
eigenbtc

Zircuit

Best Overall Projects on Zircuit
Cypher zer0x
ZTrust

Zircuit Integrations
Email2Ether

Best Social dApps Deployed on Zircuit
Silverbacks Social Lounge

zkPass

Suprise Us!
PROVEHANCE
BitBounty

Quadratic Voting

  1. BeFit. | 95210 SPORK
  2. Egg Wars: A Game on Base | 56710 SPORK
  3. PAT.IO station | 53740 SPORK
  4. Bubblewars.io | 46470 SPORK
  5. Unbound Science | 43570 SPORK
  6. ZKML Options Liquidator | 27830 SPORK
  7. ContractAid | 25970 SPORK
  8. Oops! | 25440 SPORK
  9. Michi Protocol | 20980 SPORK
  10. Incented | 18670 SPORK

Note: BubbleWars.io has been disqualified from receiving 45,410 SPORK tokens for starting their project prior to the official start of the #BUIDLathon.

Prize Payments

All winners of ETHDenver Track awards and Sponsor Bounties must undergo a Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure and submit Tax Forms W8 / W9.

Payment Period

Start: March 18, 2024
Ends: June 15, 2024 at 5:00pm MST

Starting April 15, payouts will be processed only once a month (at the end of the month). Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you complete your Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements and submit your tax forms promptly.

Step 1 — KYC

Winners will receive an email from ETHDenver containing a link to complete the KYC verification through our selected KYC Service Provider.

Step 2 — Tax Collection

Upon successful KYC verification, a link for Tax Form submission will be provided to you.

For foreign residents, ensure you submit a fully completed W8-BEN form. If you need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to claim a tax treaty benefit, hopefully, you have already applied, as this process can take 4–7 weeks to complete. Failure to submit a completed W8-Ben will result in a 30% tax withholding per IRS.

Prize Winnings Considered “Individual Income” not “Business Income.”

  • US Residents — Must File W9 Tax Form. No Business Claims.
  • Non-US– Must File a W8-BEN tax form. No Business Claims.

Step 3–Payment Distribution

Following the completion of KYC verification and Tax Form submission, ETHDenver’s will initiate the transfer of your reward in USDC on Polygon (matic) to your designated wallet address with Devoflio.

Distribution

When a team wins prize money, it’s split so that each team member gets an equal share. For example, if a team of four wins $1,000, each person gets $250.

However, if your team prefers not to split the prize money evenly, you can select one team member to claim all the prizes. This person will also take on the responsibility of dealing with the taxes on the total prize amount. To proceed with this option, every team member must complete a form to officially agree to forfeit their share to the chosen individual.

After receiving all the necessary forms, ETHDenver will then pay the total prize money to that person, who will need to manage the tax implications based on their residency.

Remember, you have two options for prize distribution: split it equally among all team members or appoint one person to claim the entire prize.

Scholarships

Should you be selected for the ETHDenver 2024 Scholarship Program, you will receive an email with a form to complete. Please complete this form by March 25, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

--

--

ETHDenver

A community #BUIDLing the decentralized future • Feb. 24– March 5, 2023 • Apply: http://ethdenver.com • #ETHDenver #BufficornBUIDLBrigade #ColoradoJam