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Announcing Hedera21 - Hello Tokenization - Virtual Hackathon

In June of 2020, Hedera hosted Hedera20 — its first-ever global virtually distributed hackathon event. Over 800 developers from 72 countries joined us in building decentralized applications that utilize the Hedera Consensus Service for various use cases.

After weeks of hacking, we had six unique sponsor challenges completed, 45 full-fledged Hedera-powered projects built and judged, and over $35,000 USD in Hedera's native cryptocurrency, hbar, was rewarded.

With 2020 behind us, it’s time to look forward to Hedera21: A hackathon fully dedicated to tokenization applications that take full advantage of the newly released Hedera Token Service (HTS).

HTS lets you easily configure and issue native tokens (i.e. cryptocurrency) on the globally distributed Hedera public network, without having to configure a smart contract.

To get started and put your skills to the test, grab friends or colleagues to form a new team or join an existing one and register at — we can’t wait to see the tokenized future you’ll build.

Here are the event details:

  • Registration: Jan. 5th, 2020 - Feb. 11th, 2020

  • Hacking starts: Jan. 19th at 9am PT

  • Hacking ends: Feb. 12th at 11:45pm PT (4 weeks)

  • Team size: Up to 5 team members

  • Prizes: $45,000+ USD in hbar

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Judges are looking for applications or developer tools that utilize the Hedera Token Service (HTS) and promote active Hedera account creation and tokenization of digital or physical assets.

HTS is well suited to take advantage of the unique qualities of Hedera, including fast token transfers, low & predictable fees, real-time settlement, and aBFT security — all Hedera’s stable network, owned and governed by the world’s leading organizations.

Sponsors & Partners

As other sponsors of Hedera21 formalize their unique challenges and prizes, all registrants of the hackathon will receive notice. Be sure to check out regularly for challenge and prize updates.


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