Hyperledger Foundation has announced Hyperledger Challenge 2022: the most innovative blockchain hackathon, which will see teams across the globe competing in the challenge.

The vision behind the challenge is to provide a stage for the community members to ideate, develop and launch distributed ledger solutions using one or more Hyperledger projects and other open-source technologies. The challenge has been divided into three rounds

  • Round 1: “Ideate”,
  • Round 2: “Prototype”, and
  • Round 3: “Launch”

Participants of the challenge will be provided access to mentors and training in addition, to support from Hyperledger Community. Hyperledger encourages participants to consider diversity and inclusion while forming their teams.

The Hyperledger Foundation is committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. Therefore, all innovators of the Hyperledger Challenge are requested to visit the Hyperledger Code of Conduct and Antitrust Policy Notice.

Round 1: Ideate Challenge

Innovators IDENTIFY a concept that advances the current state-of-the-art enterprise-grade distributed ledger technologies leveraging one or more Hyperledger projects. The proposed concept must clearly articulate a solution-market fit where the solution fulfils a market need.

Submission Format

Check out the Hyperledger Confluence post for Submission Format.


  • Individuals, teams of individuals, private entities (for-profits and nonprofits), and academic institutions are eligible to compete in the Ideate Challenge.
  • Submission package will be evaluated for completion. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the Ideate Challenge.
  • Confirmation to Overall Challenge Eligibility.


  • Participants in the ideate challenge will be given feedback on their submission, access to training courses, and matched with mentor(s) based on the identified need to support the development of their prototype solution.
  • Winners of the ideate challenge will have their project featured as a Hyperledger Labs to encourage the community-wide engagement and development of the prototype solution.

Round 2: Protoype Challenge

Innovators DEVELOP a prototype of their proposed solution that sufficiently proves the critical functionality. The prototype must sufficiently demonstrate that the solution will fulfil a market need that sustains its follow-on development.


  • Winners of the Ideate Challenge will be eligible to compete in the Prototype Challenge.
  • At least one representative for each team must participate in the Prototype Challenge Showcase Event. The PrototypeChallenge Showcase Event will be held virtually.
  • Confirmation to Overall Challenge Eligibility.


  • Winners of the prototype challenge will have their project featured as a Linux Foundation Crowdfunding project for follow-on collaborative development.
  • Winners will also be provided marketing support including the opportunity to demonstrate their solution to the Technical Steering Committee, Working Groups, Special Interest Groups, and promotion across Hyperledger channels.

Round 3: Launch Challenge

Innovators COLLABORATE to build an ecosystem around their software solutions. Innovators will be evaluated based on the impact of their solutions for successful commercial adoption.


  • Winners of the Prototype Challenge may be eligible to compete in the Launch Challenge.
  • At least one representative for each team must participate in the Launch Challenge Showcase Event. The Launch Challenge Showcase Event will be held virtually.
  • Confirmation to Overall Challenge Eligibility.


  • Winners of the Launch challenge will receive a travel scholarship to attend Hyperledger Global Forum 2022. This will be an unique opportunity to demonstrate your solution before a global community.
  • Runner-ups will receive Hyperledger Certification voucher(s).

Overall Eligibility Requirements

  • Teams who have any affiliation with a member of the evaluation committee will not be allowed to participate in the Challenge.
  • Employees of an organization that co-sponsors the Hyperledger Challenge are not eligible to participate.
  • All participating teams will be required to follow the open-source license requirement for projects and associated code developed during the challenges as detailed here:
    • License Requirement: “All Hyperledger software must be made available under an Apache 2.0 license. This applies to lab projects in which Hyperledger Challenge projects will be hosted under. Please, make sure to license all incoming code and new code accordingly, and ensure that all commits are made with proper sign-off so that no DCO related issue is introduced.”
    • Code of Conduct: “All Hyperledger community members must adhere to the Code of Conduct

Event Timeline

Hyperledger Challenge 2022 Timeline

Source: Hyperledger Challenge Official Website, and community discussions.

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