The OpenBuild Global Series Hacker House Hong Kong Demo Day, hosted by Foresight X accelerator under Foresight Ventures, has completed its selection process. During the five-day event, Foresight X invited a judging panel consisting of representatives from Foresight Ventures, HashKey Capital, SevenX Ventures, FutureMoney Group, Waterdrip Capital, CBI holding, Digital Finance Group, Jsquare Group, and EthStorage. Foresight X set up a prize pool of HK$100,000 for this event, and a total of 51 projects participated in the selection.
The Demo Day mainly focused on six tracks: Infrastructure, NFT, DeFi, SocialFi, GameFi, and Web3+AI. The winning projects that were hacked on-site: Hatcher (Web3+AI), TermiX (Web3+AI), Data2.cash (Infrastructure). The winning projects that were mostly existing projects built out prior and improved during the event were: TheStage.ai (Web3+AI), Saame Protocol (SocialFi), and US3R (Infrastructure).
Hacked On-site Projects Winners
First Prize: Hatcher
Hatcher aims to build a decentralized AI service network, helping AI service developers monetize their data and skills through an on-chain incentive layer.
BUIDL Link: https://dorahacks.io/buidl/5235
Second Prize: TermiX
TermiX is an LLM-based one-stop Web3 interaction terminal that aims to make on-chain operations simpler, more efficient, and safer.
BUIDL Link: https://dorahacks.io/buidl/5071
Third Prize: Data2.cash
Data2.cash is a user data assetization protocol that uses ZK to help users construct anonymous on-chain user profiles and return the income earned from the user profile to the data provider.
BUIDL Link: https://dorahacks.io/buidl/5214
Existing Project Winners
First Prize: TheStage.ai
Thestage.ai (http://thestage.ai/) is a full-stack Web3 artificial intelligence platform built by a team of top AI scholars and practitioners, who are one of the twelve awarded candidates at a top world AI event — Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (June 2023, Vancouver). TheStage platform gives AI researchers and engineers access to cheaper decentralized compute resources and comprehensive functionality for training and running their Ai models more efficiently using Web3 based tools.
Link to site: thestage.ai (http://thestage.ai/)
Link to CVPR Thestage.ai paper (Integral Neural Network): https://docsend.com/view/tje8hdyrhajjgupb
List of awarded CVPR papers: https://cvpr2023.thecvf.com/Conferences/2023/AcceptedPapers
BUIDL Link: https://dorahacks.io/buidl/5225
Second Prize: Saame Protocol
Saame is an AI-powered Instant Messenger (IM) Protocol. Their zero-knowledge technology powered SBT system will empower users with identity verification, B2B2C communication and connection, and sourcing for partnerships at finger clicks away. Well-poised to position as a super application with an open sourced SDK for massive MiniApp development to further enrich user’s experience and stickiness. The AI engine is designed for Web3 users, allowing it to understand the needs of users, assets, and organizations in the Web3 ecosystem, and generate relevant content that aligns with the culture.
BUIDL Link: https://dorahacks.io/buidl/5568
Third Prize: US3R Network
US3R Network is a dynamic structured data storage infrastructure that aims to expand Web3 use cases from fintech to broader ones. US3R focuses on a developer platform and application ecology for decentralized off-chain programmable data, allowing social and content protocol developers to quickly develop protocols by defining universal data types without worrying about underlying data infrastructure.
BUIDL Link: https://dorahacks.io/buidl/4569
The Solidity Workshop by Beosin Security provided detailed explanations of Solidity language fundamentals, ERC-related standards, Solidity smart contract development process, and testing. We taught developers how to develop Solidity programming from scratch, leading them into the world of Web3 development.
——Beosin Security, Solidity Workshop
The BNB Chain Workshop introduced the architecture, features, and project plan of zkBNB, guiding everyone to experience zkWallet and zkMarketplace products firsthand on the client side, and guiding developers to write a simple website to complete the program’s interaction with zkBNB, allowing everyone to experience the convenience that zkBNB brings to NFT operations.
——BNB Chain Workshop
The Gen3 Solana Foundation Workshop covered almost all Web3 topics, including “Exploring Solana”, “The Future of Web3”, “How to Fundraise in a Bear Market”, “How to Build a Brand Using Web3”, “How to Connect to Solana Pay”, as well as forums and focused discussions on network security, user experience (UX), decentralized finance (DeFi), games (GameFi), and NFTs.
——Gen3, Solana Foundation Workshop
The Starknet Cario1.0 Workshop shared the overall architecture and key components of Starknet, including Sequencer, Prover, Verifier, Full Nodes, and more. It also introduced the key time nodes of Cairo1 and the entire ecosystem of Starknet, as well as some key protocol upgrades in the future.
—— StarkWare Workshop
The ZetaChain workshop led by Head of DevOps & Security Charlie McCowan and Head of Community Jonathan Covey helped developers get set up to build the next generation of native cross-chain dApps on ZetaChain. We reviewed key trends across multichain and got our hands dirty with developers deploying omnichain NFT and Swap smart contracts. From POS machines that accept payments from any token on any chain to a natively cross-chain Curve app and others, students’ omnichain ideas are already coming to life just three weeks after the workshop. We’re excited to support these startups with our grant program (https://twitter.com/zetablockchain/status/1646547675314094080) and formally accept them into the ZetaChain pre-launch partner ecosystem.”
The Midaswap NFTFi Workshop provided a detailed explanation of the industry status, core product design ideas, and development path of NFTFi, helping developers fully understand the development history and current issues of NFTFi, laying the foundation for developers to enter the NFTFi track.
——Midaswap, NFTFi Worshop