Rootstock: Bitcoin Scaling Hackathon

819 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
819 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

This campaign is over.

starts on:
May 16, 2023, 04:00 AM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Jun 26, 2023, 01:00 PM UTC (UTC)
starts on:
Jun 26, 2023, 01:01 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Jul 19, 2023, 03:55 PM UTC (UTC)



Phase I - Ideathon Prize Project Use Case
First place $3,000 Tuki Payments
Second place $2,000 Sousta RWA Marketplace
Third place $1,000 Doiim Payments
Fourth place $650 TickIt NFT Ticket
Fifth place $500 Rooted Privacy
Sixth place $450 NFT Pawn NFT
Seventh place $400 Ordinal Dao Ordinals
Phase II - Hackathon Prize Project
First place $10,000 RSK-NFT
Second place $4,000 Nostr Ads
Third place $1,000 Wooy

Notable Mentions

Each Receiving: $333.33

Total: $2K

  1. BitFundr - Crowdfunding
  2. Mintnite - NFTs
  3. CredLink - Microloans
  4. MapX - Augmented Reality / Gaming
  5. Easymittance - Remittance
  6. Tenjin - Crypto Education

Welcome to the Rootstock: Scaling Bitcoin Hackathon!

Join the electrifying Rootstock Hackathon and showcase your talent in the realm of Bitcoin-powered smart contracts and Web3 solutions.

Are you ready to seize this opportunity and unlock your potential? Dive into the Rootstock Hackathon, a thrilling journey where you can compete alongside the brightest minds in the industry.

Qualify for the $2.5M Rootstock Grants Program

By participating in this Hackathon, you not only have a chance to win amazing prizes but also to qualify for Rootstock's new Grants Programme. The top projects will be fast-tracked into the amazing new initiative to support builders, developers and entrepreneurs. Entrance to the grant program (after the hackathon) is designed to aid and nurture promising projects with a ~$25K Grant on average, helping you bring your innovative ideas to life.

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The Overarching Theme

We are entering an era of Everyday DeFi. This is a new phase for crypto adoption, whereby we would see the technology cross the chasm, moving from addressing the Early Adopters to the Early Majority in order to serve more regular users. This is where the first billion users will be onboarded to crypto and Web3. It’s a goal that the Rootstock and RIF ecosystem can achieve only by partnering with its growing builder community.

Merge… Bitcoin Networks

Summary: To merge Bitcoin Networks is to enable greater interoperability of different blockchain ecosystems built on or with Bitcoin. This theme aims to encourage the development of innovative solutions that enable seamless transfers of digital assets and information between Rootstock and other ecosystems.


  • dApps that build with technical components both provided by the Bitcoin network and Rootstock
  • Bridge solutions that connect the Lightning network and Rootstock, allowing for asset transfer and cross-chain payments
  • Technical implementations that make Rootstock the natural smart contract platform for applications with proven adoption (e.g. Ordinals, Nostr)
Create… User-centric Utility

Summary: Effective user engagement requires thoughtful utilities and incentive design. This theme aims to fund projects that promote the adoption of Rootstock in innovative and meaningful ways, with a particular focus on real-world use cases and token economy.


  • dApps that enable real world use cases, e.g. Real World Asset (RWA) tokenization, remittances, equitable lending
  • Plug-and-play user interfaces that drive end user acquisition or increase retention
  • Demonstrable token incentive designs that are custom-made for the Rootstock ecosystem tokens
  • DAO infrastructure with a compelling built-in governance component
  • dApps that track and analyze Rootstock on-chain data, developer engagement, and other platform insights
Aggregate… DeFi Liquidity

Summary: A sustainable DeFi ecosystem is well connected at many different levels with user centric blockchain networks. This theme aims to reward innovative solutions that introduce new functions and liquidity through strategic integrations of marketplaces, consumer dApps, and other relevant platforms.


  • DEX and Aggregators that are natively deployed on or seamlessly integrated into Rootstock
  • CEX integrations with proven adoption of the Rootstock protocol and its ecosystem projects
  • Wallets that are natively deployed on or integrated into Rootstock with proven adoption
  • On/off Ramps integrations that unlock new markets or use cases on Rootstock
  • Crypto oracles integrations that provide additional price feeds coverage and useful insights

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