Ep. 2: ETH Denver
Ep. 2: ETH Denver

Ep. 2: ETH Denver

We're proud to be an official sponsor of ETHDenver, the world's largest and longest-running ETH event! We're offering $35K in prizes, grant progressions, and more. Stop by the ssv.network booth to say hello, get some swag, and join our classic Nintendo tournament.

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About SSV Network

The ssv.network is a fully decentralized, open-source, and trustless DVT Network. The protocol provides an infrastructure solution for decentralizing Ethereum validators by distributing their operation to the multiple non-trusting nodes in the network. A cluster of nodes operates validators on behalf of stakers and simultaneously helps solve the fundamental issues of centralization, redundancy, and security that exist within Ethereum's PoS consensus.

Find out more: ๐Ÿ”— Website | ๐Ÿ”—ย Developer Center | ๐Ÿ”—ย Documentation

What is DVT?

Distributed Validator Technology is a technology primitive in the evolving Ethereum technology stack aimed at improving the resilience and health of the blockchain. The solution focuses on strengthening the backbone of Ethereum's PoS consensus by enabling multiple non-trusting parties to operate an Ethereum validator collectively, as opposed to how validators are currently employed. This shift in validator operation dramatically improves the liveness and security of the network while significantly reducing slashing and downtime risks compared to standard validator setups.

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ETHDenver Hackathon

We've created an array of challenges to suit multiple skill sets. Whether you're a hardcore solidity developer, back-end engineer, or just like working on the front-end, there should be something for you here.

Challenges

Choose the challenge that best suits your skill set, interest, and tech stack. You have the option to choose from a list of 5 types of projects relating to ETH staking, liquidity, and tooling.

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Build a Staking Pool {$21K USDC}

Develop a staking pool on the ssv.network with the core functionality of being able to stake any amount of ETH.

This bounty is offered under both โ€œMVP on Testnet or Mainnetโ€ and โ€œEarly Stage Startupโ€ categories:

  • MVP on Testnet or Mainnet
    • Out of eligible submissions, 5 winners will be rewarded:
      • 1st - $3K
      • 2nd - $2K
      • 3rd - $2K
      • 4th - $1K
      • 5th - $1K
  • Early Stage Startup
    • Out of eligible submissions, 3 winners will be rewarded:
      • 1st - $5K
      • 2nd - $4K
      • 3rd - $3K
    • This bounty under this category is co-sponsored with Chainlink - an extra $1K (LINK) will be awarded to the best team who utilizes Chainlink PoR as part of this bounty

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Criteria
  • Judging will lean towards projects that are full MVPs, with the core requirements of handling user ETH deposits, redemptions, and aggregation of user funds into 32 ETH validators which are activated on the Beacon Chain (Ethereum Deposit Contract) and managed by the ssv network (Register validator on SSV Network Smart Contract), while maintaining all required operational costs (SSV payments).
  • Working UI to enable users to deposit, redeem and keep track of their staked amount & rewards.
  • Bonus points: supporting dynamic operator selection (curated / permissionless).
  • Nice to have
    • Liquid staking pool with LSD token
    • Oracle integration for LSD re-basing and presentation of user's staking rewards.
  • Promising and well-executing teams will be evaluated for additional funding as candidates in our grants program and ecosystem fund programs. Details can be found at: https://ssv.network/get-funded/

Please note that we reserve the right to withhold prizing in cases where low-quality submissions do not meet our bounty requirements.

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Build a DVT-based Staking Service {$9K USDC}

Develop a staking service that uses SSV as its back-end. The operation should manage all SSV-related barriers, such as fees and payments on behalf of stakers, with the core requirement being non-custodial and enabling the selection of any set of network operators.

Out of eligible submissions, 3 winners will be rewarded:

  • 1st - $4K
  • 2nd - $3K
  • 3rd - $2K

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Criteria
  • Judging will lean towards projects that are full MVPs, with the core requirement of enabling users to supply batches of 32 ETH or validator keys and select their preferred operators set.
  • A management interface that enables users to monitor their validators, performance, and rewards.
  • Bonus points: having a self-service UI.
  • Promising and well-executing teams will be evaluated for additional funding as candidates in our grants program and ecosystem fund programs. Details can be found at: https://ssv.network/get-funded/

Please note that we reserve the right to withhold prizing in cases where low-quality submissions do not meet our bounty requirements.

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Innovative Use Case for DVT [Open Challenge] {$2.5K USDC}

We'd like you to develop a new and innovative use case for DVT or a novel synergy/integration of DVT with another protocol that will grow DVT usage (e.g., enabling DAO treasuries / other DeFi applications to participate in staking).

Out of eligible submissions, 1 winner will be rewarded.

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Criteria
  • Judging will lean towards projects that can validate the use-case market segment, value offering, and potential user segments and demonstrate technical feasibility through a POC deployment on testnet.
  • Promising and well-executing teams will be evaluated for additional funding as candidates in our grants program and ecosystem fund programs. Details can be found at: https://ssv.network/get-funded/

Please note that we reserve the right to withhold prizing in cases where low-quality submissions do not meet our bounty requirements.

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Resources & Tooling for the SSV Ecosystem [Open Challenge] {$3K USDC}

Develop any resources or open-source tooling that help developers build on SSV or benefit the entire SSV ecosystem.

Out of eligible submissions, 3 winners will be rewarded $1K each

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Criteria
  • Judging will lean towards tooling that can reduce the complexity and duration of SSV integrations - technical stack "building blocks" (e.g., SDK, CLIs, code snippets, scripts)
  • We would also welcome any application that could externalize and present transparency and insights into our network, with a focus on operators and operator sets (clusters) performance, reputation, and diversification.

Please note that we reserve the right to withhold prizing in cases where low-quality submissions do not meet our bounty requirements.

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All the challenges are tested on our ๐Ÿ”— Shifu testnet, an operational and live testnet with thousands of participants.

How to Participate

  1. Join the EthDenver channel in our Discord ahead of the Hackathon.
  2. Select the challenge that is best suited for you.
  3. Make a short intro of your skill set and signal which challenges youโ€™re thinking of tackling.
  4. Look for teammates or find a team for yourself to join.
  5. Ask any questions or for any support assets you may need. We're here to help.
  6. Make sure not to miss your flight!
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Notable Grants & Project building on SSV

There is a wide array of teams, projects, and developers currently building staking applications using DVT as a part of the SSV Ecosystem.

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Find out more: ๐Ÿ”— Approved Grants
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Build on SSV and Get Funded

Promising and well-executing teams choosing to hack with us on ETHDenver can be evaluated for additional funding as candidates in our grants program and ecosystem fund programs.

Get Funding & Support from industry leaders to bring your application to market!

$50M Ecosystem Fund

A collection of venture funds dedicated to funding vetted startups building projects that contribute to the adoption and decentralization of Ethereum Staking.

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$3M Grants Program

A community-led grants program to fund development teams building decentralized staking applications, services, and tooling on top of the ssv.network protocol

Resources

Weโ€™ve gathered the main resources youโ€™ll need to get a better understanding of what DVT is and how you can use it to build the future of ETH staking applications.

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