DeFi isn’t about making money or getting rich.

DeFi is about providing access to financial services for everyone, everywhere, in every situation...


Our motivation


Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution are founded on the promise of providing unbanked and underbanked people around the world with the opportunity to gain access to a financial system and financial services.

This promise, however, is only partly realized — cryptocurrencies have made simple payments available to everyone, but financial services and products based on open blockchain technology have yet to emerge.

Decentralized finance makes it possible to create open services for the unbanked — but the DeFi ecosystem is focused on enhancing traditional financial services functions as a speculative investment vehicle driven by profit-seeking.

With few exceptions, the current DeFi paradigm is money centric — not human centric. Let’s change that.

Let’s Build Human DeFi Together!


Cool stuff to ideate and buidl!!


We dream about new models of peer-to-peer financial and insurance services driven for and by people, savings pools which have a positive environmental and social effect, stablecoins pegged by carbon credits, token bonding curves that fund public goods, convertible donations, new loan models, time and knowledge based coins, and all the crazy but meaningful ideas that we can come up with.

Join the haeck and envision a new financial system open to everyone — with trust in no one.

  • Remittances 
  • Crowdfunding 
  • p2p Lending 
  • Automated market makers 
  • Collateralized loans
  • Stablecoins
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Community currencies 
  • Your craziest idea!!


If you think your idea does not fit in the Human DeFi tag, you are wrong! We are all Human, after all. We embrace every kind of innovation, but we want to go one step further and reinvent financial interactions together.


Or build on is a new social network that leverages the full power of decentralization technologies. Superhero builds a new framework for social and financial interactions with special superpowers. Some of the first superpowers available through Superhero are decentralized, censorship resistant peer-to-peer tipping to content creators — completely KYC free and permissionless. The Superhero platform also provides users with Superpowers like a decentralized voting app and the ability to create and join private video rooms in which participants can send and receive tips. And yes, you guessed it — Superhero is fully open source, allowing the community to directly participate in development to create and add new models of financial interactions to


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Learn. Enjoy. Make an impact !!!


Open to everyone

Best haecks are executed by multidisciplinary teams, so it doesn’t matter whether you have a technical, economic, humanistic, artistic, or whatever background — we want you for the Human DeFi Haeck!

Learn and enjoy

The haeck will start with a series of webinars to give you the necessary insight to develop a meaningful, exciting solution. You can always catch up on our past webinars of course.

Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

You will be constantly supported by an amazing network of mentors to help you throughout the haeck — learn as you build!

Design-Oriented Approach

Unsure of what to develop in the haeck? Want to find a real problem to solve with your haeck? We’ve got you covered. Before starting to code, and thanks to blockchain 4 Humanity we’ll help you answer those questions and create solutions with design-oriented development techniques.


A remote hackathon is a fun and effective way to meet interesting people from all over the world while you grow in the blockchain space.

The day after

How many potentially meaningful projects are forgotten when a hackathon ends? Too many promising projects are left behind. Meaningful projects might get further support after the haeckathon to make your use case a working product — with real users.

Powered by Superhero

With the Superhero wallet, the haeckathon participants will be able to send and receive some crypto-love during the haeckathon. Have you ever received a tip during a video-conference?  



æternity blockchain is an Erlang-based scalable smart contract platform engineered by programming pioneers to address some of the most fundamental challenges native to earlier blockchains. By redesigning blockchain technology at the protocol level, the æternity developer community has enabled the core protocol to understand and integrate a rich set of functionalities out of the box.



* Organizations or individuals can participate in the haeckathon

Only individuals who are the age of majority in their jurisdiction or more can participate in the Haeckathon.

Persons and/or organizations resident or domiciled on a territory where the local applicable law forbids or prohibits participation and / or receipt of prize in hackathons can not participate.

* Teams can be made up from 1 to 5 participants 


  • The submitted project should be built and deployed on the Æternity network (mainnet or testnet)
  • The submitted project should include links to the relevant repositories that form the submitted solution with the relevant code; a demo video of the solution should be included in the submission – the duration of the video will be of 5 minutes maximum.
  • The projects should be newly created by the teams. Teams may  use an existing  project previously  (before the Hackathon) created and  developed by them only if the  submitted to the Administrator final project is a significantly improved or updated project.
  • The teams should follow and comply with any and all requirements incorporated within the submission template provided in
  • The submitted project should be able to be installed successfully and run according to its specifics and features described, otherwise it can only opt to the Best prototype prize.
  • All documentation and materials within the Project shall be in English language

Hackathon Sponsors


$15,600 in prizes

Best DeFi Solution

Equivalent of 5.000 USD in ae tokens

Best New DeFi feature

Equivalent of 5.000 USD in ae tokens

Superhero Community award

Equivalent of 2.500 USD in ae tokens

Best use of ae tech

Equivalent of 1.000 USD in ae tokens

Most impactful project

Equivalent of 1.000 USD in ae tokens

Best prototype

Equivalent of 500 USD in ae tokens

Most performant Sophia smart contract

Equivalent of 300 USD in ae tokens.(Sponsored by

Most Cool Stuff

Equivalent of 300 USD in ae tokens. (Sponsored by

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Theo Goodman

Theo Goodman

Jori Armbruster

Jori Armbruster
CEO Ethic Hub

Jana Petkanic

Jana Petkanic
Freelance DeFi consultant

Yanislav Malahov

Yanislav Malahov
æternity founder

Tito Titov

Tito Titov
Ceo Jelly Swap

Milen Radkov

Milen Radkov Ceo

Vedran Kajic

Vedran Kajic
Cryptotask Founder

Judging Criteria

  • Use of AE protocol unique features
    How critical are the unique features of aeternity protocol for the success of the use case? Judges will evaluate the use of embedded oracles, state channels, or the ae naming service in the submitted project.
  • Achieved development: Completeness of delivered submissions
    Judges will evaluate how complete the submission are in terms of development made during the haeackathon. Projects opting for the top tier prizes should be functional products,but judges will assess the overall usability and UX of the submitted solutions.
  • Feasibility: How easily can the solution be implemented?
    Is the concept sound enough to gain traction with real users? Are there significant challenges to be solved before the solution can be a real use case?
  • Innovation: How unique is the concept of the solution?
    To what extent are the proposals beyond currently available solutions? Is there any significant differentiation? Does the submitted project disrupt any industry? Is the approach sound enough to tackle the identified problem?
  • Impact: How will this solution help solving current users's problems?
    Is the proposal bringing a significant improvement in the access to financial services for people outside the traditional financial services? Is there a significant market willing to use the submitted solutions?

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