MoneyDance Virtual Hackathon Summit

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

MoneyDance headlined by experts from Chainlink, Tezos, Polychain, FTX, Polyient, and more

New York, NY – September 21, 2020 – Avalanche, the highly-scalable, open-source platform for launching decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, is hosting MoneyDance, a virtual event merging a hackathon, summit, and demo day into one experience. 

MoneyDance follows the launch of Avalanche’s mainnet on September 21. The program will begin on September 28 and end on December 9 with five hackathon finalists pitching to leading investors.

“DeFi is emerging as an asset class with massive growth potential for individuals and institutions alike,” says John Wu, President of Ava Labs. “Avalanche can and will be the network that brings that potential to reality by connecting these worlds together and creating a new market structure defined by velocity, efficiency, and innovation in new products and services available to people around the world.” 

During MoneyDance Hackathon, blockchain developers and hackers will compete for $37,000 in prizes brought to you by Avalanche, Polyient Games, Biconomy, and Quantstamp.

Running parallel with the hackathon is MoneyDance Summit, a program of business and technical discussions led by experts from both decentralized and traditional finance. 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

Registrations for the summit and hackathon are free for everyone thanks to sponsorships from Avalanche, Polyient Games, Biconomy, and Quantstamp and our Ecosystem Partners NGC Ventures, TRG Capital, Amplifi Capital, Lemniscap, and RenGen. Leading academic Partners include Cornell Blockchain, Seoul National University VMO Lab, and Anáhuac University.

For more information and to sign-up, go to

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Ava Labs 

Ava Labs makes it simple to launch finance applications using blockchain technology–with highly scalable and efficient networks, customizable public and private blockchains, the capability to create any digital asset, and more. We are empowering people to build an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance.

Ava Labs was founded by Cornell computer scientists who brought on talent from Wall Street to execute their vision. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.

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