Circle Hackathon

Tribe x Circle: Explore, Learn and Build on Circle

25 April – 22 May

Circle Hackathon 2023: Hack for Good

Join the fight against pressing challenges faced by communities in the Asia Pacific region and influence what lies ahead in the future of money.


In this Circle hackathon, we are all about a better tomorrow – from creating innovative solutions for real-world/everyday problems to imagining the future of money. Ideate & develop unconventional projects that utilise blockchain technology, powered by Circle’s APIs to build a difference.


Build solutions powered by Circle that work across chains like Avalanche, Algorand, Ethereum, Solana and beyond. Be part of the movement dedicated to creating positive changes and leaving a lasting impact on the community. Buckle up as you get the chance to put your skills to the test, make new friends, and hack away.

Take a peek at Circle Hacker House

The first-ever Circle Hacker House will be held in Singapore, from 15 – 16th April 2023

Admission is free of charge – check us out.



Everyday Challenges

Get ready to effect change in the community with innovative products at the speed of internet for a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow.


Use your skills to create innovative solutions for real-world problems, from health crises, to air pollution, and food security. The choice is yours. 


The Future of Money

Join us in shaping the Future of Money. Reimagine transactions in the communities of tomorrow, and challenge the conventional notion of money.


Use your creativity and innovation to transform the way money moves, making it more accessible, inclusive, and efficient for all.

60,000 USDC

Worth of prizes up for grabs


1st Prize

14,000 USDC

2nd Prize

8,000 USDC

3rd Prize

4,000 USDC


Most Innovative Use of Circle API

2,000 USDC

Most Innovative Use of Circle API

2,000 USDC

Best use of cross chain transfer protocol

4,000 USDC

How It Works

March 20 - May 2, 2023
Registration Phase
April 25, 2023
Hackathon Opening Ceremony
April 26, 2023
Workshop 1: Introduction to Circle and getting started with Circle APIs
April 27, 2023
Workshop 2: Understanding idempotent operations and Circle API Notifications
April 28, 2023
Workshop 3: Exploring Circle APIs (Payments, Payouts & Accounts)
May 2, 2023
Mentor Office Hours 1

2 hours

May 4, 2023
Mentor Office Hours 2
May 9, 2023
Community Jam Session 1
May 11, 2023
Community Jam Session 2
May 16, 2023
Mentor Office Hours 3
May 17, 2023
Submission Briefing
May 18, 2023
Mentor Office Hours 4
May 22, 2023
Final Submission
May 25 - June 2, 2023
Judging Phase
June 6, 2023
Closing Ceremony - Winners’ Announcement
June 6 - June 23, 2023
Prize Administration & Distribution



Judging Criteria


Mass Usability

Feasibility of the idea, adaptability across other integrations and scalability of idea


Technical Complexity

Level of technical skill in building the final submission


Ecosystem Impact

Impact of final submission to Circle ecosystem as a whole


Originality, Creativity & Innovation

Originality, creativity & innovation compared to existing technology


The event will be held from 25th April to 22nd May 2023.

Although the hackathon is focused on the APAC region, we are open to everyone and anyone! We welcome beginners as well.

Yes! We want anyone with ideas or the passion to innovate to participate. Teams will however need at least one individual who can build/code a prototype as a code artefact is required for project submission.

Each team can have a minimum of 1 member, to a maximum of 5 members.

Teams are recommended to be formed within your own locations & time zones to avoid time zone fatigue but this is not mandatory. You can choose to join a team location in another time zone as well.

You’ll get everything you need to know about forming your team in our participants guide. Here’s how you can get access:
  1. Sign up for the Circle Hackathon, you’ll receive a link to our discord server
  2. Join the Official Circle Hackathon Discord Server
    a. You’ll be brought to the #welcome discord channel upon accepting the invite
    b. React to the message on the hackathon with the Circle logo reaction
    c. Perfect! You’ve been added to the Circle Hackathon category
  3. Retrieve your Circle Hackathon Participant Guide in via # participant-guide channel

Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate and collect the prizes. Please ensure that all members of your team have registered their teams accordingly as well.

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