3 months ago

And the winners are....

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news!

Check out the blog post here for all the information on the winning entries of #HackStacks: https://blog.blockstack.org/introducing-the-winners-of-hackstacks/

Thank you again for participating!


4 months ago

Submissions are due tonight!

Hey Stacks Hackers,

Today is the final deadline for #HackStacks. Please submit your projects by 11:45pm PST to qualify for judging. 

Note: If you submitted a project by one of the early deadlines, it MUST be complete by tonight in order to be eligible for an early submission bonus.

Thanks and we're looking forward to seeing what you've built!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, chat with us on Discord.


4 months ago

Final call for submissions - 1 day left!

There is 1 day left to complete your submission for Stacks 2.0 Hackathon Series: #HackStacks. We're looking forward to reviewing the submissions!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum or message us in Discord - we're here to help! 


4 months ago

The final stretch

The final deadline for #HackStacks is nearing so we want to put 2 important dates on your radar:

November 6th (today!): Submit your project by 11:59 PM PST this evening to qualify for an early submission bonus of $150. Remember that your project does not have to be finished by tonight, just by the final deadline (November 11th).

November 9th: Hack Hour with Blockstack Evangelist, Joe Bender. Ask any final questions and work through blockers during this session with Joe. Join on Discord at 4:00 PM EST.

Happy hacking, everyone!


4 months ago

Early submission bonuses end on Friday

Hey there,

There's still a chance to earn a submission bonus. Submit your project by Friday, Nov 6th and you could get $150 (even if your project doesn't win)!

Your project does not have to be complete by Nov 6th, but you must submit a finished product by the final Nov 11th deadline to receive the bonus. (See rules here.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with us on Discord.

Best,

HackStacks Team


4 months ago

$300 early submission bonus ends tomorrow

Hey there,

Friendly reminder that tomorrow, October 30th, 11:59pm PST, is the deadline to qualify for the $300 early submission bonus.

Your project does not have to be complete by tomorrow, but you must submit a finished product by the final Nov 11th deadline to receive the bonus. (See rules here.)

**Is tomorrow too soon? A $150 bonus is still available to those who submit by Nov 6th.

Looking forward to seeing your projects! If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with us on Discord.

Best,

HackStacks Team


4 months ago

Early Submission Bonus: Earn up to $300 (even if your project doesn't win!)

To encourage all you Stacks hackers to build your projects sooner rather than later, we're offering bonuses to participants who submit their projects earlier than the final Nov 11th deadline. This means that you can earn up to $300 even if your project doesn't place in the top 3!

Here's the TL;DR:

  • Earn $300 for submitting on or before October 30th.
  • Earn $150 for submitting on or before November 5th.
  • Your projects do not have to be complete by the early submission deadlines to qualify for the bonuses, but they do have to meet certain minium criteria.
  • You can continue…

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4 months ago

Updated Resources List for #HackStacks

Hey Stacks Hacker,

We've just updated the #HackStacks resources tab with a comprehensive list of tutorials, guides, and docs that should help you get your projects across the finish line.

See the full list of resources here or below. Happy hacking!

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Ultimate #HackStacks Resources List

(Resources to Start Building)
  Start Building for Stacking   Start Building for STX Mining  
(Resources for Understanding PoX, the Stacks 2.0 Testnet, and Clarity Smart Contracts)
Understanding Proof-of-Transfer (PoX)  

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5 months ago

Updated live sessions for #HackStacks (10/14–10/16)

Got questions about navigating the Stacks 2.0 testnet or simply want advice on how to approach building your project?

Drop into the #ask-me-anything channel on Discord and submit your questions at anytime between 10/14–10/16. Engineers from the Blockstack PBC engineering team will be on each day at 1:00pm EST to answer your questions.


5 months ago

Building for Stackers

Hey Stacks Hacker,   Thinking about submitting in the Stacking category instead? Read the following to help you get started:  
  • Stackers must lock up at least 100,000 STX tokens in order to earn Bitcoin rewards
  • Stackers can combine their STX holdings with other Stackers in order to qualify for earning Bitcoin rewards
  • Bitcoin rewards from stacking can vary based on total STX holdings - Stackers can calculate their potential earnings here
  Like Mining, the best submissions in the Stacking category will be products and tools that make it easy for everyone to start stacking. The user experience…

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5 months ago

Building for STX Miners

Hey Stacks Hacker,

  Thinking about submitting in the Mining category? Here are some useful notes to help you get started:  
  • Unlike mining on other blockchains, STX mining does not require any special hardware
  • STX Miners only need to commit Bitcoin in order to get started
  • There is a unique arbitrage opportunity available to STX miners, meaning that they can gain higher returns by simultaneously holding Bitcoin and earning STX
  The best submissions in the Mining category will be products and tools that abstract away much of the technical complexity of miner onboarding (such as setting up a…

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5 months ago

Welcome to #HackStacks - Open me for important info!

Hey Stacks Hacker,   Thanks for your interest in joining the #HackStacks Hackathon! This is a unique opportunity to build products and tools secured by Bitcoin through the Proof of Transfer (PoX) consensus mechanism. Best of all, your creations will support mining and stacking, functionality that enables all stakeholders to earn rewards on the Stacks 2.0 network.   TL;DR on PoX, Mining & Stacking:
  • PoX is a mechanism that uses the security of an established Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain to launch a new blockchain
  • The new Stacks 2.0 blockchain will launch using the Bitcoin blockchain
  • PoX will reward network…

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5 months ago

Prep for the official launch of #HackStacks (09/30)

Hey Stacks Hacker,

The wait is nearly over—#HackStacks is officially launching on Wednesday, September 30th! Here's how you can prep in the meantime:

  • Join the Mining session tomorrow to see a demo of a mining bot developed by Daemon Technologies. This session should be helpful for those of you submitting in the 'Mining' category. (Register - 09/29 @ 9:30am EST)
  • Start testing your ideas and projects on the Stacks 2.0 testnet, which now includes full Proof-of-Transfer (PoX) and Stacking functionality.

Good luck, everyone!

#HackStacks Team

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on…

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5 months ago

Upcoming Workshops: Learn more about Stacking & Mining

Hey there,

Friendly reminder to register for the upcoming sessions on Stacking and Mining:

See you soon!

#HackStacks Team

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion form or join us in Blockstack's Discord #hackathon channel…

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6 months ago

Workshop tomorrow: Start building with PoX

Hey there,

Don't forget to register for the PoX Deep Dive with Blockstack Engineering Partner, Aaron Blankstein. Learn everything you need to know to start building with PoX.

Tune in tomorrow, 09/16 at 2:30pm EST / 6:30pm UTC: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/hackstacks-pox-deep-dive

See you then!

#HackStacks Team

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum or join us in Blockstack's Discord #hackathon channel here: https://discord.gg/3STbsx7


6 months ago

Update

Hey Stacks Hacker,

Thanks for registering for #HackStacks! We’re looking forward to working with you and seeing what you build!

We’re in touch just to let you know that instead of starting on 09/16, #HackStacks will be starting one week after the launch of Phase 3 (Krypton) of the Stacks 2.0 Testnet, currently expected before the end September. We will notify you as soon as the start date is locked in so that you can begin building your #HackStacks projects.

In the meantime, we highly encourage you to start prepping for the hackathon by attending these upcoming workshops:

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