That was a wrap! The NKN – Gitcoin GR11 hackathon ended on 29th September 2021. We are overjoyed to see so many developers, designers, and technical writers participating in the hackathon and submitting great apps and solutions. Thank you!

During the Hackathon, we had the pleasure of working with over 30 developers/teams who built impressive apps such as collaborative whiteboard, real time location tracking for ride sharing, and a metaverse game on our unique decentralized P2P communication network. In addition, there are creative NFT, new SDK,  and enhanced documentation for existing SDKs.

So what will happen next? In the next two weeks, NKN team will thoroughly review all the submissions, arrange some interviews and live demos, and check all the repositories for code and documentation. And finally we plan to announce the winners in mid October! The prizes will be granted to those who have successfully completed the projects to the pre-set standards, with the highest potential to boost NKN utility and drive NKN adoptions!

NKN in GR11 hackathon

To support the future of Web3.0 and the next generation open source development, NKN is one of the core sponsors for Gitcoin GR11 Hackathon, which lasted between  September 8th and 29th 2021., NKN has proposed 11 bounties with a total prize pool of up to $100,000, the largest of GR11 sponsors. 

  1. NKN satellite miner
  2. Rust SDK for NKN
  3. Metaverse over NKN
  4. Code share app over NKN
  5. Video conference app over NKN
  6. Whiteboard collaboration app over NKN
  7. Improve documentation for NKN SDKs
  8. Open innovative App on NKN – (3 bounties, including top, 2nd and 3rd prize)
  9. NKN special NFT collection

If you are interested, you can find all the bounties and submissions here:

If you are a developer and interested in NKN technology, you can re-watch NKN CTO Yilun Zhang’s Webinar that serves both as a Tech overview and a hands-on tutorial on how to build on the NKN network. 

Stay tuned for the Winner announcement in mid-October and our future developer events!

About NKN

NKN is the new networking infrastructure built for Web 3.0 and  the decentralized Internet. Already built the world’s largest blockchain network with over 100,000 full consensus nodes globally, NKN aspires to be the indispensable peer to peer networking protocol for all consumer and enterprise applications.  NKN encourages Internet users to share their bandwidth and network connections through economic incentives, so everyone can have faster, cheaper, and more secure Internet connections. 

For more information about NKN and our team, please visit:

About Gitcoin

Gitcoin is on a mission to build an internet that is open source, collaborative, and economically empowering. 

Gitcoin is creating community and infrastructure for Web 3 — a diverse range of tools, technologies, and networks that enable people to work for the open internet.

By funding projects, building community, and making learning resources accessible, Gitcoin is teaming up to create the digital public infrastructure of tomorrow.