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Avalanche to Host MoneyDance: Virtual Hackathon, Summit, and Demo Day with $37K in Prizes

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It’s no secret that decentralized finance (DeFi) is growing faster than ever. Established protocols are reaching unicorn status, while new projects are attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in value from the humble yield farmers. Running (fast) in parallel, we launched Avalanche’s mainnet on September 21, and quietly put together a fully immersive program, for developers and blockchain enthusiasts alike, to kick-off the network with a celebration of all things DeFi.

Today, we’re excited to unveil that program and invite you to join us at MoneyDance, a virtual event merging a hackathon, summit, and demo day all into one streamlined experience beginning September 28, 2020, and ending December 9, 2020. MoneyDance is for blockchain developers interested in building decentralized solutions that further democratizes the financial markets.

An Action-Packed Event for Builders and Enthusiasts

During MoneyDance Hackathon, blockchain developers and hackers will compete for $37,000 in prizes brought to you by AvalanchePolyient GamesBiconomy, and Quantstamp — the movers and shakers within DeFi supporting open innovation for the hackathon.

Running parallel with the hackathon is MoneyDance Summit–business and technical programming led by experts from both decentralized and traditional industries. MoneyDance will have workshops for engineering, marketing, community development, and more to help participants lay the foundations for their projects to go from hack to hit.

Below are a few of the highlighted experts that will be participating in MoneyDance:

  • Emin Gün Sirer, CEO & Co-founder of Ava Labs
  • Sergey Nazarov, CEO & Co-Founder of Chainlink
  • Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
  • Olaf Carlson-Wee, Founder & CEO of Polychain Capital
  • Mona El Isa, Founder at Avantgarde Finance & Melon Protocol
  • Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX
  • Stani Kulechov, Founder and CEO of Aave
  • Sergej Kunz, Co-founder at 1inch Exchange
  • Kendrick Nguyen, CEO of Republic
  • View Full Lineup

At the end of the hackathon, 5 finalists will have the opportunity to present to leading VCs and investors during the MoneyDance Demo Day on December 9.

Get Involved with MoneyDance

Registrations for MoneyDance is free for everyone thanks to sponsorships from Avalanche, Polyient Games, Biconomy, and Quantstamp, and our Ecosystem Partners NGC VenturesTRG CapitalAmplifi CapitalLemniscap, and RenGen. Leading academic Partners include Cornell BlockchainSeoul National University VMO Lab, and Anáhuac University.

For any other additional information regarding MoneyDance, please go to

About Avalanche

Avalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized finance applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in one interoperable, highly scalable ecosystem. Developers who build on Avalanche can easily create powerful, reliable, and secure applications and custom blockchain networks with complex rulesets or build on existing private or public subnets.

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Disclaimer: This is a partnered event.


Akshay focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.
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