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Welcome to Code AREA!

It is a hybrid (virtual & offline) hackathon, introducing Areon Network to Web3 developers around the world.

Developers with any level of experience can participate in this journey to:

  • acquire new skills,
  • collaborate with a community of developers,
  • find mentors to learn from,
  • compete for a prize pool obtain grants for their project

You can get familiar with the new technology of Areon Chain’s exclusive Proof of Area consensus mechanism.

Why should you join?

By joining this program, you can shape your Web3 idea into reality, learn from the industry experts, get funded and backed by the growing community of Areon Network!

Areon Network will provide you the tools, the support and the mentoring you need to get started.

In the last week of the competition, you will have the option to join the offline event in Istanbul where you can meet industry experts and major investors to pitch your ideas!

Who is joining?

Code AREA will attract prominent VC and developer teams from around the world, giving you the chance to kickstart your business and career as an acclaimed Web3 developer.

We are bringing together Web3 developers, engineers and creative minds to explore the potential of developing on Areon Network.

We invite you to show your skills and to come up with new innovative solutions that improve the future of the blockchain industry!


Web3, NFT & Gaming

Innovate and create solutions while utilizing technologies such as decentralized systems, blockchain and NFTs in the gaming industry

Give us unique and exciting ideas that push the boundaries of current gaming experiences, promote ownership and control over assets, and foster a more equitable and decentralized ecosystem.

E.g: Games, Metaverse, NFT Social Platform, Secure messaging, Soul-bound tokens

Tools, Apps & Infrastructure

Build a developer tool that makes it easier for developers to deploy smart contracts, or other products in Areon. Or build an application using Solidity smart contract language and deploy it on Areon.

DeFi & DAOs

Use Areon to build decentralized finance apps and/or apps that emphasize the creation of innovations.

Some great examples are Asset management, Stable coins, DEX, DAOs, Lending & Borrowing platforms, Tokenized assets, Data analytical platforms

Judging Criteria

Web3, NFT & Gaming

  • Authenticity and creativity of the concept
  • End-user experience and visual design (UX & UI)
  • Integration with Web3 technologies (smart contract, wallet, etc.)
  • Potential for commercial viability and future scalability

DeFi & DAOs

  • User experience and design of the application (UX & UI)
  • Technical feasibility and security of the project
  • Potential for real-world use and integration with financial systems
  • Potential for scalability and commercial viability
  • Contribution to financial inclusivity and decentralization

Tools & Infrastructure

  • User experience and ease of use for all levels of users
  • Innovative use of Areon Network’s unique technology
  • Potential for scalability and commercial viability
  • Contribution to development of Areon ecosystem


Registeration begins27 Nov. 2023
Competition begins5 Dec. 2023
AMA week for teams8 Jan. 2024
Submission deadline2 Feb. 2024
Offline event in Istanbul3-4 Feb. 2024
Judging period begins5 Feb. 2024
Winners announced12 Feb. 2024

How to Join

  1. Start by visiting the official Hackathon website: (opens in a new tab)
  2. Each team member must fill the form: (opens in a new tab)
  3. Find links to the required developer tools and guiding documents on the hackathon page
  4. Visit our official Discord server to engage the developer community, find team members, get support or find a mentor.
  5. Submit your BUIDL via DoraHacks (opens in a new tab)
  6. Engage with the community and enjoy the event!

Prize Structure

Based on the judging criteria, we will reward several projects from different tracks.

Successful projects will be rewarded with cash prizes along with grants, mainnet launch, development support, world-wide marketing, mentorship, community support and more.

We will also provide sponsors, VC, launchpad support and partnerships for you.

Qualified projects in...Prize (up to)Track pool
Web3, NFT & Gaming10,000 USDT$100,000
Tools, Apps, Infrastructure10,000 USDT$100,000
DeFi & DAOs10,000 USDT$100,000
Student Quote10,000 USDT$100,000
Community Favorite10,000 USDT$100,000
Total Rewards & Benefits$500,000


Entry Requirements

  • Your project must be built for (or adapted to) the Areon Network ecosystem

  • You can close-source your repo during the hackathon, but are required to open-source after the submission deadline.

  • You must not violate laws and regulations, or infringe any intellectual property or other rights of any third parties. Any such project is disqualified.

  • All submission materials must be in English or translated into English in a perfect manner. Eliminating any possibility of misunderstanding due to poor translation is your responsibility. The teams must provide all text and media in English.

  • Your project must be capable of running consistently on the platform for which it is intended and must function as depicted in the video or in the text description.

  • If your project integrates any third-party SDK, APIs and/or data, you must be authorized to use them.

  • Your project must be freely available for testing and use by Areon Network and by the Judges until the end of the judging period.

Project Requirements

Include a text description that explains the features and functionality

Include a demonstration video of your Project:

  • Should be less than 5 minutes
  • Show the Project functioning on the device for which it was built
  • Must be uploaded to YouTube, Facebook or X
  • Must not include third party trademarks, or copyrighted music

The Project submitted must be the original work of the submitter, be solely owned by the submitter, and must not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity.

You may submit more than one project. However, each submission must be unique and substantially different.

Intellectual Property Rights

All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them. However, by submitting an entry, you agree that the event organizers have a fully paid, non-exclusive license to use it for the event period.

You agree that Areon Network shall have the right to promote the submission and use the name, likeness, voice and image of all individuals contributing to a submission, in any materials promoting or publicizing the Hackathon and its results, during the Hackathon period and for three (3) years thereafter.

Some submission components may be displayed to the public. Other submission materials may be viewed by the sponsor and judges for screening and evaluation. By submitting an entry or accepting any prize, entrants represent and warrant that:

(a) submitted content is not copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless entrant is the owner of such rights or has permission from their rightful owner to post the content;

and (b) the content submitted does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware or other disabling devices or harmful or malicious code.

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