The Buidl Web3 with Coinbase Cloud Challenge is asking aspiring developers to create a prototype for the next great dapp (decentralized app). As the Challenge Sponsor, Coinbase knows that the field of dapp development is growing fast so we want your help with ensuring that this field serves the users of the future.
Fortunately, Coinbase Cloud is growing and building new tools for the developer community to leverage. Now we need innovative and socially conscious people to take these tools and use them for the greater good of web3. Competitors that present a promising prototype for a dapp, using Coinbase Node and Coinbase Wallet for the build, will be rewarded with part of a $15,000 prize purse, a pitch meeting with influential Coinbase members, official challenge NFTs, and access to exclusive training sessions.
For dapp ideas, while you can build anything you want, we love dapps that help the next generation of users come into web3. We also love dapps that serve a greater good. Most of all, we love creativity and want the builders to approach this opportunity with more of a relaxed pace. So if you’re still learning the ropes and trying to flex your design muscles, then this is the perfect place to try something new!
Coinbase Cloud is committed to helping web3 developers do what they do best… BUIDL. That’s why we’re taking our 10+ years experience developing Web3 products for DeFi, staking and blockchain infrastructure, and making this technology accessible to developers around the world, starting with the launch of Coinbase Node.
In simple terms, a node is a piece of software running on a single computer that is able to connect with the rest of the blockchain network. The node stores and validates transactions on the network and earns cryptocurrency rewards.
A blockchain network consists of many nodes that coordinate to achieve consensus on the state of the network, for example the most up to date account of all token transfers and wallet address balances on the ledger.
The blockchain network is decentralized by nature, because there isn’t a master server or single authority to run it. This is one of the main reasons that the technology is so appealing to developers. The component nodes in the network are all over the world, and are controlled by countless individuals and organizations.
It’s crucial to remember that a node is required in order to view the data on a blockchain. This is why it is so important for any developer to understand how to interact with nodes when they are creating their own dapps. Thankfully, Coinbase has all the support you need to understand this new technology through Coinbase Cloud.
The New Coinbase Wallet for Developers
In addition to the access and api’s available through Coinbase Node, we are also excited to have developers work with Coinbase Wallet. Coinbase Wallet has recently added powerful tools for Developers, including multi-account wallet support, testnet faucets for Ethereum Görli and Ethereum Rinkeby – where you can get free testnet ETH – all packaged in an amazing user experience that is really easy to use.
Additionally, we’ve launched a new open source Coinbase Wallet Mobile SDK, designed from scratch for web3 developers building native mobile applications. If you’re a mobile developer, this new SDK is the easiest and fastest way to integrate your mobile web3 dapps and ensure they reach millions of Coinbase users. For your reference, the mobile SDK is offered in addition to our existing Web SDK, and is already live with multiple mobile dapps including dYdX, DeBank, Showtime, and Tribes.
Our goal is to help our developer partners build into web3 with the most useful, safe, and reliable tools. With the evolution that Coinbase Wallet has seen in the past few months, we are thrilled to have our Build with Coinbase Cloud participants take our new features out for a spin and show us what they’re really capable of doing.
he Buidl Web3 with Coinbase Cloud Challenge wants you to construct dapps that embody the user-focused spirit of Web3. Be creative! Be daring! Be bold!
We want to see a prototype that has been built using Coinbase Node and Coinbase Wallet (see the helpful links through Coinbase Cloud below). Show us how the dapp would work and the way you would design it. Additionally, in your submission to this challenge, tell us about your vision for the future of the dapp and its evolution over time. What makes your dapp unique? What would make people want to use it?
We also want to know how you felt about using Coinbase Cloud tools! We are trying to get better and your experience and feedback will help us evolve along with you.
We are eager to award those who create something robust, creative, and impactful. Many types of dapps have already been pioneered and popularized online (gaming, financial services, etc.). Are there any new services or types of dapps that you would like to bring to the Web3 ecosystem? Or, do you want to improve on an existing dapp structure, making it more accessible and relevant to your chosen community? Or if you need more inspiration, check out the results from the Gaps in Dapps mini-challenge. These will be available after November 22, 2022 and may give you a leg up on the competition, if you choose to work with one of these winning ideas!
In summary, those who successfully leverage Coinbase tools, who hope to make a big impact, who think creatively, and who prioritize the values of Web3–fair and equal access and self-governance–will score highest among the competitors. Use this insight and the judging criteria listed below to guide your submission. This opportunity is designed for all participating programmers and designers to work on at their own pace. You have a few months to put something together so you don’t have to cram all your work in at once.