Do You Have What It Takes to Hack the Orb?

Level up your JavaScript skills during a two-week online hackathon focused on the power of decentralized finance. Using Chainlink’s market-leading oracle solution and the Agoric smart contract platform, developers can Hack the Orb for a chance to win! With over $10,000* in prizes. Get your IDEs ready on Nov. 6th through Nov. 21st.

Get On the Path to DeFi

For the first time, JavaScript developers can write safe smart contracts on chain while tapping into external data. Come see how Agoric’s new JavaScript smart contract platform executes the secure exchange of assets in your contracts. Plus, you’ll have access to our network of developers who are preparing for the DeFi composability explosion coming when Agoric launches mainnet next year.

Core Agoric and Chainlink engineers will kick off the hackathon with a half day of exciting and informational workshops and talks. You’ll get front-row access on how to design and execute complex transactions with efficient, reusable code. We will also be holding office hours throughout the hackathon to help you get up and running, as well as guide you on how best to launch your ideas in the Agoric platform!

New to Blockchain?

Don’t fret. As long as you have previous JavaScript experience, our live coding sessions will teach you about money markets, how to set up your coding environment, how to build your first DeFi component, and so much more. What are you waiting for?


Hack the Orb prizes are open to all participating teams. All submissions must include an end-to-end walkthrough of a user experience and code discussion. Working demos are a bonus. Prize winners will have an opportunity to work with the Agoric team to launch on mainnet and highlighted across our community channels.

Ignite Award – Best DeFi Dapp Best decentralized finance dapp using the Chainlink oracle.

Revelation Award – Best New Dapp Best new use case in the Agoric ecosystem with the Chainlink oracle.

Refract Award – Best User Experience Best design and user experience for a dapp.

Velocity Award – Best Integration Enhancement Enhancing the Agoric Chainlink integration

Luminary Award – Developer’s Choice Voted by participating developers in the hackathon.

Completed, submitted projects with Chainlink oracle will receive 7 $LINK; see criteria on website.

The Judges

Submissions will be judged on the quality, implementation, and potential impact of the idea. We’ve assembled a stellar panel of judges who are VC’s and founders in this space:

  • Zaki Manian, Iqlusion, Cosmos

  • Miko Matsumura, General Partner, Gumi Ventures

  • Lauren Stephanian, Principal, Pantera Capital

  • Baek Kim, Senior Associate, Hashed

  • Keenan Olsen, Community Manager, Chainlink

About Agoric

Agoric was founded by pioneers in the smart contract space leading back to the early days of the internet. We’ve assembled a world class engineering team of blockchain leaders. Agoric is developing a secure distributed ocap platform for smart contracts and market-oriented programming. Our platform supports the development of smart contracts and market institutions across many different scales, from large public blockchains to small two-party contracts.

About Chainlink

Chainlink is the most widely used and secure way to power universal smart contracts. With Chainlink, developers can connect any blockchain with high quality data sources from other blockchains as well as real world data. Managed by a global, decentralized community of hundreds of thousands of people, Chainlink is introducing a fairer model for contracts. Its network currently secures billions of dollars in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance and gaming ecosystems, among others.

*$10,000+ in prizes are split $5,500 USD and $5,000 value in $LINK.